OldGrowth (2821) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pint @ Thirsty Monk. Good aroma, sweet. Nutty, honey, little fruity. Clean brownish orange color, good head & lace. Bitter sweet flavor, malty. Caramel, nutty, little meaty. Tad harsh. Thin body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. eh, didn’t inspire me, aroma was the best part.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a celar copper with mild head. mild swet malt aroma, alchohol front with malt dry finish. dry after. slight complexity.
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewgrass! Pours gold color with no head. Smells of light citrus and malts, and taste is malty with a clean finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Front Door: Pours a golden color with a nice white head and nice lacing. The nose is sweet and malty with a fruity light green apple note from the yeast. Seems more like a helles bock with the light fruity sweet alcohol notes and a light dusty pilsner malt and husk note. Seems almost like a fresher version of a russian malt liquor or european strong lager. The finish has a light hint of alcohol with more green apple and some fig. Maybe a bit woody and well balanced. Whoa, 9.4%? Very hidden.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Sunswick in Queens. Poured a med amber with a thick foamy head. Pleasant malty aroma,maybe a mild hint of sweetness.Not much of a bock drinker, but found this pretty tasty. Definitely more malty than hoppy but smooth and dry. Decent malt flavor.
unclemattie (4305) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ TacoMac, Johns Creek. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aroma is of heavenly hops. Pine, citrus, and a bold malt. Flavor is of a Belgian Triple. Sweet malt, dough character, lots of heat in the finish. Big burn. I had no idea that the ABV on this beer was so high. very good, surprisingly strong.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at BT. Pours a clear deep red/orange with a small light tan head. Aroma of flowery hops and roasted/toasted malts. Flavor is quite strong, lots of sugary sweetness, honey, light fruits (pear, apple). Pretty awful and near undrinkable. Yuck
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma of strong perfume, super sweet fruits (cherry?). Flavor sweet, perfumy, sugary fruit. Cloying. Holy crap, 9.4%, I shouldn’t have put all that alcohol into me for this...
swoopjones (6546) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a burnt orange with quick disappearing head. Aroma is light malts, light citrus & muted hops. Taste is some sweet caramel malts followed by bitter hop burn. Sweetness stays after the slow burn leaves. Strange for a dopplebock.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barcade. Seeing the commercial description of this is interesting after having drank it, as it definitely had a much different character than your normal doppelbock.
Clear orange pour, little head. A lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor leads into a small, pleasant cocoa-y sweetness, Fairly mellow and easy drinking. The malts in this taste much more American than German, which I don’t mind at all.