bth122 (1257) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy brownish color, medium head with some dissipation. Joyful, plentiful aroma of caramel style malt, cocoa, wood notes. Has a light sweetness and some nice light bitter. Medium-heavy bodied at least. Ave carbonation. Warming alcohol. Long finish. Tons of malt on the taste, slight notes of dark fruit (like a barley wine) also. This is meal. Yum!
RobertDale (3399) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and yeast. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, and some dark fruit. and yeast. Some alcohol comes through. Thought a bit too sweet.
garmonbozia (425) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very sweet bread tasting. Very thick mouthfeel. Carbination is nice. The color was a mahogany with a thin tan head.
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a vibrant red color with a large, off white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, wine, earth, sugar and caramel. Initial flavor didnít strike me as the style; then, dark fruit and caramel. Slight of sweetness and earthy. Solid beer.
DrSilverworm (6288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Clear red / brown color. Little off-white / khaki head. Lightly smokey toasty malts. Caramel. Little sweet taste, some bitter. Good, smooth lighter carbonation. Little dark fruit aroma. Not much alcohol taste for 9.5 ABV, thatís a plus.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours bright Brown with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor are big caramel and yeast that ends very fruity.
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Chipís in OBX. Clear deep amber color with a lasting light khaki head. Big intense aroma with lots of brown sugar and toffee, dark candied fruits, and alcohol. The flavor is a bit too sweet but otherwise nice and complex. Big candied dates and prunes, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and booze. Full-bodied and syrupy, boozy and warming. Good in some ways but a bit intense and cloying.
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Looks the part, with a small, beige head. Smells, bready, with a touch of alcohol, as it should. This carries over to the flavour, although there is not much else to speak of. Body is as creamy a doppelbock as Iíve ever had. A solid example of the style.
barn0216 (397) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear light maple color, no foam from bottle. Sweet aroma, bread, yeast, raisin. Yeast and alcohol taste, hint of bitterness. Definitely not a bad beer but not very inspiring either.
rondphoto (1900) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a head that stays till the finish, and spots of lace. The aroma is appealing - a clean malt with dried fruit overtones. The taste is full roasted caramel malt with dried prunes and raisens. This grows to a carbonated bitter finish that is most satisfying. A big brew...sipping only, and deceptively strong. Recommended.