ptsotd (14) - Juliette, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours the brown of butter in a saute pan just when the nutty aroma hits the air. Little to no carbonation. Aroma: alcohol alcohol alcohol with wheat bread, buttered rum, heady figs, and tootsie roll underneath. Flavor is very strange the first few sips. The lack of carbonation makes it sip like cognac. Very thin palate, seems to coat the tongue quickly, then vanishes. I have to say, I bought it for the novelty ($17.99 for four 12 oz. bottles in Athens, GA), but will probably buy four more to store for a while in hopes it will mellow and become creamier.
garthicus (2906) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2007 Re-rate: Thick ruby colour with a winter-fruit aroma, a spicey-fruit flavour with a long, lingering finish, very enjoyable but I would only drink one or two at most in one sitting.
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
2005.....I couldn’t wait. A lighter brown with absolutely no head. Very liquor looking. Smells almost strangly salty. Brown sugar and…well not as much alcohol dominated as I thought it would be. However, I only taste brown sugar and alhcohol….nothing else. I had to look up what “cloying” actually meant the other day. Now that I know the meaning, in Plato’s world of ideas……this is the perfect representation of the term.
Yeah..after more consideration...this is streight up nasty. Drain Pour.
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Vintage 2000 bottle, sampled Christmas Day, 2005. Popped the cap to get a nice, intense raisin and sherry smell. Brown body shows off well under direct light, a bit cloudy and multi-layered. Only trace of a head is a stream of bubbles around the edge. Taste, though, is deeply, deeply sugary.I can see this is the dividing point for many raters. Thick and syrupy. Have to say it does a lot of the chracteristics of beer to become more of an aperitif.
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Sweet dried fruit and alcohol aroma. Redish amber with no head. Cloyingly indistinct sweet flavor with strong alcohol burn finish. Too sweet for me - was thinking this could be renamed DeKuyper’s Barley Schnapps.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Papago
Aroma of alcohol stands out. Alnong with it is a decent sweet aroma. Dark red body with good head that the alcohol takes away. Flavor has an alchol burn all the way to the belly at fisrt. Then a cherry sweet flavor balances out that alcohol. A sipping beer here not recomended for slamming.
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet. Dark Amber color. Not much of a head. Full bodied, low carbonation, warming alcohol sensation. This reminds me a lot of Avery’s "The Beast", though I don’t think it’s quite as good. Overall I was very pleased with it and would definitely drink it again. Recommended.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle 12oz, 2003, ~16C, with Daniel Bilodeau]
Can be found fairly easily in Quebec. Brown ruby color. Light but creamy head that dissolves quickly. Strong sweet aroma of caramel malt and powerful alcohol but not as much as could be expected from a 14%.. Reminded me of a Tawny Colleta.
thick texture, full body, soft carbonation, long alcohol finish. Can replace a Porto anytime. I had this beer recently with a crème brulée, it was simply astonishing.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. 2001 vintage. Light brown amber, thin film of white head. Deep currant and caramel aromatics. Alcohol, sweet malt, raisin, biscuit, plum flavors. Syrupy hot finish. Mouthfeel is deep, thick and rich.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with a non-existent head. It has a weak aroma, with some sweet malts and that’s about it. Damn, this beer is loaded full of alcohol! It is very sweet with a thick, syrupy mouthfeel and warms the throat as it goes down. It’s like liquid candy with some caramel malts in the smooth finish. For me, this doppelbock is just too sweet and lacks complexity.