Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating #100 for this. Poured crystal-clear coppery-amber with a short, tight-bubbled cap of beige head. The aroma picked up deeper, toasted caramel and chocolate notes with herbal, medicinal, and smoky accents surrounding.. warm on the back. The flavor opened with a strong, alcohol-fueled, almost sour smoky impression with molasses and chocolate rolling in afterward.. drier and grainy on the back with more smoky notes, grainy notes, and warmth. Medium-bodied and rather hot on the palate with decent carbonation.. all in all kinda dissapointing.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of rich sweet caramely malt with some noble hops and some light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and toasty dark caramel sweetness along with a touch of brown sugar and light fruity complexity with a good amount of bitterness for balance. A pretty true to style and enjoyable doppelbock that should age well.
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a striking clear amber with short lived tan head. The aroma is sweet sticky malts that blend into mild dark fruity esters and just noticeable caramel candy notes. The taste is fairly thick and smooth and modestly rich with notes of sweet crystal malts, sweet malts and an increasing level of rich sweet dark fruity esters notes like plum, prune, raisins and a bit of ripe cherries. Like the nose a sense of caramel carries on deep in the background. Very tasty brew.
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting, pours a cloudy orangey amber with a big beige head. Aroma of fudge upfront, caramel malts, toffee and candied fruits. Flavour of fudge, chocolate malt, toasted bread, caramel and dark fruits. Quite a thick palate with rich flavours. Very nice.
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear copper penny colour, light tan head. Aroma is caramel malts with fruity and boozy notes threatening domination. Sweet malty palate, but not enough bread or toast to make me happy, itís mostly fruity caramel that just isnít all that yummy. Warm finish.
deyholla (6974) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Roonai. Pours a clear brown with a red hue and an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of toffee, caramel and sweet grains and a bit of backing alcohol. Flavor is sweet with grains, toffee and caramel wit a decent amount of alcohol in the finish.
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Somewhat opaque brown orange pour with a minimal head. Terrific aroma of caramel malt and bread. Smooth palate. Taste is also caramel malt. Alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent brew.
DrSilverworm (6944) - 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.
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours copper, mahogany/beige.
Aroma and flavor of caramel and light chocolate, lightly sweet with some dark sugar, roasted malts and a medium caramel finish.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby-brown beer with a tiny tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with light fruitiness. Sweet, rich toffee flavor with light earth and light dark fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Sweet caramel malt lingers with some earthiness.