asmithbeer (70) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Dark brown pour, very little head. Smells like Grapenuts cereal. Little sour/bitterness in flavor, ok beer.
BucannonXC5 (795) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: My wife’s dad
Purchased: July 4, 2014
Consumed: July 6, 2014
Poured a dark mahogany, almost brown color with one finger of tan head. No lacing along the sides of the glass. No retention on the top.
Smelled that 7.60% ABV right away. Also got caramel, toffee, plum, amber malts, light raspberry, light cherry and purple grapes.
Tasted a bit darker than the nose. Still that berry - raspberry, cherry and juniper - caramel and plum.
Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish.
Really liked this one. Wouldn’t hesitate to try it again later.
ibrubeer (71) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ Gustav’s (PDX). Big malty aroma. Dark brown color, with a hint of red. Wonderful full bloodied, malty flavor. My favorite German beer!
nickfilary (1) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malty but a little bozzy arroma, sweet malty flavors followed by a balanced light bitter finish. Very enjoyable beer, makes me want to try to brew a doppelbock !!!!!!!!
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost brown color with tan head. Roasted malt, caramel malt, and some dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes roasty.
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body has a deep brownish mahogany color with a dark reddish amber hue and good clarity. On top there is an average size (about 1 finger thick) light tan head. It is slow fading and leaves behind good lacing on the glass. The aroma has a sweet almost fruity nose with some dark grin notes and a slight hint of a mild sweet alcohol. The flavor has a big sweet malty character and full body with notes of caramel roasted grain and toffee. Hop bitterness is very light and really only comes out a little bit in the finish. There is also the slight presence of a mellow alcohol that adds a little more complexity to the overall character. The palate has a slick full mouth feel with soft carbonation.
HarryPlopper (13) - - JUN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark Brown color. Very little head, no lacing. Mild scented aroma. Sweet taste with chocolate notes. Very smooth mouthfeel with no bitterness.
writerljberg (627) - Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A: Rich mahogany with a red outline when held to the light. Thin white head. N: Clove, caramel, toffee, biscuit, prune, raisin. Moderate earth overtones.T: Tastefully sweet, not cloying. Bitterness rounding the beer off.M: Medium body, slightly sticky. O: Meal for Lent. I think I could survive on it if I had to. Would take Celebrator or Andechser, but I wouldn?t push this one out of the cellar.
maltman53 (265) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color, with a tree-bark aroma. Great tan, two-inch persistent head. Strong malty, rich caramel, toffee, raspberry chocolate palate, with dark fruits, raisin and cooked plum. Overall, quite a heavy, complex beer that hits the style for those into the style.
BeerSkull (1195) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). The scent is sour, fruity and slightly metallic with aroma of malt and grassy hops. The taste is the same, fruity and tangy with notes of sweet malt and alcohol. I do not like Doppelbock’s, but this beer is actually OK!
HonusWagner (1315) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, wispy and brief but present head. Nose is sweet, loaded with molasses, dark malts, and maybe some licorice. You can smell the alcohol, which isn’t good for a beer under 8%. The taste is pretty darn sweet, notice the licorice flavor that I saw before and some alcohol astringency. Very bitter on the back of the palate, there’s something lacking the balance of the beer. If the beer tasted more like the sweet, somewhat roasty front end and less like the needlessly bitter back, it would be a very good beer.
Rated in 2010.