mar (5134) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber with a cream head. nose is smoke, toffee, caramel, and coffee. nice on the palate, coffee, chocolate, smooth, and smoke.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a small khaki colored head. Nose is the fairly standard sweet malt mixed with toast and cola. A bit of yeast, dark fruit, and a very mild roastiness. Nothing really extraordinary. Good flavor, but not amazing. Bread, toasted malt, and a hint of cola and dark fruit. There is some mild roast and yeast notes. Just an okay doppelbock.
SPDickerman (1107) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark ruby mahogany with a small light tan head. Smells a bit like chocolate bread with some subtle caramel notes. Taste is a bit like chocolate and a bit like caramel with some bread-like flavors: yeasty, a bit of grain. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Rahr & Sons The Regulator finishes with a bread-like dryness, the kind that makes you want a drink of water, or to put butter on the bread itself.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber - thanks Bobby! Deep amber brown pour with a creamy head. Dusty chocolate aroma. Sweet caramel and earthy taste. Decent.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a not very appealing brown colour with no head. Very light on the nose and this follows into the flavours and palate.
crajun (1133) - , Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2015 re-rate 6/15..lowered from 3.6 didn’t get as much caramel sweetness this time; more hoppy..................................bomber to glass; big caramel/toffe aroma ruby brown pour with lacing. taste similiar to aroma - malty caramel slight brown sugar and maybe cocoa in there. Very impressed with Rahr lately!!
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Fratto. Pours with a clear, deep bronze hued body with a small off-white head. Aromas are nutty, malty, herbal hops, light caramel and munich. Toasty. Flavors are malty, nutty, molasses with a slightly distracting spicy hop character. Clean yeast wise. Medium bubbles, medium bodied, not overly sweet.
djd07 (7908) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is cinnamon and spice. Thin mouthfeel with raisin malt and roast with lingering spice finish. A good doppelbock from Rahr.
jhamp9 (1517) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oak St. Draft House. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, and some cocoa. Taste is very much the same with some bitterness coming through in the end. Pretty good.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 On tap at Denton Draft House. Pours deep, clear brown with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, malt and mild hop. Flavor is much the same with a sweetness. Medium-heavy body with medium-high carbonation.....overall, not bad.