MaroonOrange (137) - - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber color with almost no head. Aroma is heavy on molasses with a bit of syrup and grain. Taste matches the aroma. Sweet and thick with a smooth and warming finish and a nice lingering flavor.
tnkw01 (1717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color was an amber, brown with a decent head. Taste was very malty, fruit cake and slightly sweet. Aroma was dried fruit, caramel, and fruit cake.
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Dark reddish brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, vinous nose with notes of caramel, dark bread, dried fruit and burnt rubber. Malty taste with caramel, brown sugar, raisins, prunes, roasted grain, dark bread, wort, a touch of chocolate and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, fairly sweet. Aromas were a bit harsh and vinous to start, but settled down after a while. Taste well balanced from the start. Nice one.
ajnepple (5068) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Wilbur’s. Deep reddish brown and clear with a small, light tan head and patchy lacing. The aroma and flavor is rich with bready malts, caramel, chocolate, nutty, light vanilla, earthy and light bitterness. Pretty sweet and malty with a touch of dark fruit. Medium body with a thick syrupy feel.and a warming finish. Their original double bock was my first "big beer" (8.8%) so it was interesting to revisit this after 8 years or so.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #666. 12 oz bottle, Andersons, $2.99. Lighter garnet; frothy light brown head dissipates fairly quickly but can be slightly revived with swirling. Malty, vinous, fruity esters, toast, caramel, nutty, bubble gum. Flavor is slightly flat but similar to aroma; alcohol warmth in the exhale is shy of astringent but not by much (not bad for 9.5% abv). Oily, full, coating texture; medium carbonation is bubbly but granular. Tasty stuff. Good to see such a mass market brand producing high-tier stuff.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of malt. They claim "subtle" hops. A little too subtle; needs a tad more to balance out the sweetness. I even tasted a hint of bourbon; probably because of the high alcohol content.
Chudwick (2818) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle - pours amber brown with ivory head and good lacing. Nose is caramel. Flavor adds molasses or some sort of natural sugars, and alcohol.very sweet. light to medium body. I think I will add this to styles I don’t get overall.
adeishaqra (45) - - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a "big" lager indeed. The malt really gives this beer that sweet edge. The German hops add a nice citrus character. A subtle aroma and lingering sweetness in the palate.
MadRobin (2814) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Hazy, dark rusty brown with a pastel yellow-gold head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of raisins, sweet roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit and banana.
Taste of raisins, dark fruit, sweet roasted malt, caramel, light molasses and brown sugar.
Full body and medium carbonation.
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Imaena (2191) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a nice smooth Bock with lots of malty sweetness. Great fall beer.