AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Malty aroma of molasses, figs in syrup, caramelized sugar, walnut bread, and a bit of milk chocolate. Exciting and rich — pop the cap, and the sweet aromatics permeate the air around it immediately . The taste is lighter than the aroma, with some sweetness, followed by a tinge of bitterness and alcohol, and a finish that’s a little on the dry side. The mouthfeel is medium-thick, with soft carbonation that becomes lathery on the back of your tongue. I liked it quite a bit — I expected worse.
hayduke (4437) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass amber with a thing light tan cap of foam Aroma of malts and some fruit. Medium body. Very smooth mouth feel. Flavor is rich and malty. Finishes malty. No hops detected. Good though.
Haslinger (901) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brownish pour. Decent sweet notes in the nose, some sweet caramel in the initial taste. Finishes smooth and less sweet than it starts although there is some burnt sugar in the finish. Absolutely NOT worth $9.50 a pour. Would barely drink again a normal price. Would never touch again at this rate
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden brown. Aroma is caramel, toffee, taste is similar. Ok doppelbock, with some light chewy, bready notes but nothing like the ones from the outskirts of Munich.
Cavie (4101) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery anniversary party. Pours a lightly hazy reddish brown color. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet notes, fruity yeast and some brown sugar. Flavor is much the same, leaving a small bitterness on the finish. I like this.
stephenj007 (119) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, this is certainly a malty, sweet brew, and filling.
A darker, but clear type brew, with a quickly disappearing head.
Aromas are super sweet and malty. Stewed fruits, whiskey, rasberry pancake syrup. Some mild, roasty malt warmth. Absolutely no hops spiciness.
Taste is heavy and sweet, with just a hint of sour notes on the finish.
The 8.5% abv is very noted at only 2/3 of the 22oz bottle finished.....
Goes down pretty smooth, but the sweetness lingers a bit too much.
Good brew, but not my style these days....
kevinator (1789) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than expected. Malty and syrup aroma. It smelled like it would taste sweet. Dark brown sugar appearance with a cloudiness. Weighty palate with a soft texture. Up front mildly sweet maltiness turned to a roasted grain and molasses character. Hops were minimal but it worked. Pleasantly surprised.
travita (4722) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The look is clear, brown in color, with an off white head. The smell is malts, dusty, caramel, burnt, and wheat. The taste is sweet, malts, caramel, and sticky.
Prufrockstar (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chocolate, dark fruits, malty goodness. Nice. Just a hint of roastiness, but a lot of sweetness w/o being cloying.
JCon72 (12) - Springtown, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Barrel aged! A bit expensive but it’s smooth and heavy. The perfect complement to spring weather.
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Amber in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of tabacco, light roasted malts, caramel, and spicy hop notes. Taste is of malt, tabacco and caramel.