nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark clear mahogany color with a one finger head. Vinous with anise and notes on the aroma, somewhat fruity. Flavor is vinous and somewhat sweet with blackberry, roast, and anise. Body is on the fuller side and somewhat syrupy with average carbonation. Pretty solid offering.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler courtesy of vacation travels. Poured a dark brown/burgundy. The foam is very thin and quickly dissipates. Aroma is heavy on molasses and dark fruit. Taste has some belgian candi sugar characteristics, though the dark fruit comes out stronger and the beer warms up. Body is medium. Alcohol is quite well hidden. A quite decent desert beer.
strongpieman (1583) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at restaurant. Brown, clear, little head. Smooth and powerful taste, toffee. Pretty nice beer.
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of a traveling colleague. The beer pours a dark mahogany-brown color with a medium foamy beige head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits and caramel malt. Medium, smooth body with characteristics of a Belgian/Doppelbock. Notes of caramel malt, earth, bananas and yeast. The finish is dark fruits and caramel and a slight alcohol tinge. Slightly above average overall.
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler shared by Dogbrick. Clear red/copper pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of banana, caramel, candi sugar and dark fruit. Flavor of banana and fruit syrup with caramel character before an estery finish.
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Creamy beige head, dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, bittersweet chocolate, some cherry, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, bittersweet chocolate, some cherry, light Belgian yeast. Meduim body, low carbonation, some stickiness.