freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My god. Its full of malt. Smells like a Charleston chew. Deep reddish brown with a towering white head. Aroma is complex with cherry, oats, oak. First quaff shows a strong alcohol burn. Flavor brings to mind red Twizzlers. Bitter, but very sweet. Sometimes cloying.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
tasting on 5/8/10. Pours a deep red with a small off white head. Sweet nose with some hops and dark fruit. Med body with raisin, caramel, light chocolate malts, and a sweet malty finish.
ChainGangGuy (4273) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany-hued body with a thin, slender layering of light tan-colored foam.
Smell: Sweet-scented, malty aroma which smells of bread and sugared notes of caramel, chocolate, and brown sugar. Dark fruitiness that emboldens as the beer warms. Teensy weensy background hint of dried herbs.
Taste: Maltiness displays a dark, modestly toasted breadiness, tastes of caramel and dark sugar and has a big, but never cloying sweetness to it. Light cocoa powder. Vibrant dark fruitiness of raisins and figs, but also a drizzle of apricot of juice in there. Minor hop character, faintly herbal in nature and with a rather low bitterness. Clean German lager yeast character. Drying, lightly warming, malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A rich lager loaded with maltiness and inviting alcohol warmth. A relaxing brew, even. Looking forward to trying more beers from Olde Hickory in the future.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, dark brown color with still head, aroma of oaky honey and vanilla, flavors of smoke , raisin, caramel and bourbon
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin head to it. Has a malty fruity smell to it. Has a really nice taste of malt, raison, maybe some fig in there as well.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I sampled this from a 22oz bottle. This dark red pour has an off white head along with a malty sweet aroma. The flavor has notes of raisins, plums & figs. Interesting and tasty, I enjoyed it.
Aurelius (3850) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lively, fruity malt aroma, with sweettart candy tones. Dark, burnt orange, great bottle with a waxed neck and good label. Nicely bitter, plenty of malt but drier than I thought that this was going to be. Didn’t have the metal twang that a lot of doppels have. Long bitter finish in the forward palate, some chalkiness on the back. Medium-heavy body. Thanks to LuckyDog for bringing this back from Carolina.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark red color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get a nuttyness, toffee, caramel and dark fruit. The flavor is more of the same with the addition of some roasted malt. The dark fruit and toffee malt really stand out. The alcohol is very well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice doppelbock.
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. deep amber/orange with a cream head. thick fruity malts, bread, and caramel. thick palate, heavy fruity malts, caramel, and delicious.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle thanks to blutt59) rich deep brown/ruby with a ring of tan bubbles. Nose of sweet brown sugar, caramel and raisins. Taste of spicy hops, orange marmalade, caramel and alcohol. Nice Dopplebock!