TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought at Sam’s a while back. Pours a dark muddy brown with a thin sudsy head. Nose is big and malty, lots of dark fruits and toasty malts. Flavor is a bit messy as others have mentioned, lots of nuts, and slightly metallic bitterness acompanies the dark fruit (mainly raisins) malty notes.
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Thanks to Craytonic! Bottle that was doubled waxed and took forever to open, poured into my Darkness glass...This lager settles to a super dark brown with deep blood red hue in the light. A full thick tan head, great retention and lacing. This bad boy looks awesome!...The aroma is super malty, brown sugar, bread, prunes, dark fruits and grape soda dominate, a hint of yeast and alcohol on the finish. A touch to sweet for me, but good...What happened? Man this is just not right. A super malty aroma, taste crushes your senses with hops and alcohol. Not balanced at all, all the sweetness is gone. Almost makes me gag. This is so bitter, like they confused a dopplebock with double ipa.
I can’t recommend this. Looks and smells great, taste is bad. The hops are totally misplaces, trying to be creative, just ruined the beer.
Brigadier (3470) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle
Thanks to buffalohead for sharing this bottle that he picked up on a recent trip. It makes me wish that I could take a trip to North Carolina some time as it seems the beer scene there isn’t exactly resting on its laurels. I’d be curious to see what some of their lighter beers are like after having two of their bigger releases.
Aroma / Appearance - A deep maroon liquid filled the glass like a fine port. The sticky sheets of clear lacing provided some proof that this was heavier than a normal beer. It looks like sheets of rain as they roll off a windshield. Warmth and alcohol rises like the heat from a flame. Sweetness and chewy aspects hover in the air.
Flavor / Palate - Chewy, thick, and woody the palate is filled with creaminess. Like a melted Mars Bars it clings to every corner and doesn’t let go for quite a while. Warmth from the alcohol begins to hit the senses after the third or fourth sip. Overall it’s not the greatest doppelbock but it is good enough to indicate whomever made it knew what they were doing. Hopefully their other beers follow the same trend.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a deep red with a tan head. Malty scent with some fruit and booze. Taste is booze and malts.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured brownish/ruby with a beige head. aroma was cherry, caramel, and grain. flavor was cherry, caramel, grain, alcohol, and spice with a light body and low carbonation.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL waxed courtesy of argo0. Poured a clear copper red with a thin, tan head. Aroma of sweet cherries, cookie, cocoa. Taste is at first metallic and trashy with copper penny moving thankfully to bitter dark chocolate, unrelenting bitterness, big maltiness, bitter hazelnut, burnt toffee. Pretty nice.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red pour with a light tan head. Fruity aroma with apple notes. Some grain, nutes, and molasses. Very hot and sweet. Fruity juice flavor with and alcoholic finish.
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a transparent copper amber with a clumpy white head. Nose is sweet, fruity, apples, pears. Flavor is malty, fruity, apples, grapes, pears, light lemon, light orange. Full bodied, sweet finish.
Travlr (19489) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark clear amber. Aroma of malt! and scotch. Taste is metallic scotch. Not very pleasant.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet and fruity nose with lots of red fruit, some raisins, lots of toffee. Taste is very sweet, lightly tart, moderately bitter. Some red fruit, some plum skins, a massive amount of caramel and iced tea. Very astringent. Nasty.