edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malts and spice. Taste is caramel and toffee.
drfabulous (3569) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Black pour. Tan head.Slight chocolate sweetness. Creamy. Light body. Not a big beer taste wise. Drinkable.
obguthr (3388) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Soil and toasted unmalted barley nose. Clear ruby brown, medium yellow head. Sweet unmalted barley and horse hair. Medium body, alcohol insistent. Doppelbocks are one of my least favorite styles, but I dislike this even more than most. It’s still better than a macro pale lager.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, muddied ruby and violet tinted deep brown body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of nuts, earth, caramel, oak, toffee and a bit of cardboard. Full-bodied; Deep earthy, malty and very nutty flavours up front with some pecans and peanut butter right afterwards, followed by some lighter earthy and caramel bite and finishing sweet. Aftertaste shows some good complexity with the nuts and caramelised sugars battling it out for supremacy. Overall, a good complex beer that is very deep and strong, but the depth of flavours and intensity is a bit too much. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Trader Joe’s in Bailey’s Crossroads (Falls Church), Virginia on 21-November-2013 for US$1.59 sampled at home in Washington on 07-January-2014.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent winter brew. High alcohol content bumped this rating up a little. A good beer to sit in and watch the snow fall by. Starr Hill has a fairly impressive line up
jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a mix 6 from bottle run. A gritty and dirty texture. Bit of caramel and toasty grain. Nutty caramel and toffee aroma. Ok.
gripweed57 (490) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Dark brown color topped by a small creamy tan head. Light roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor has a noticeable burnt caramel character. Obvious notes of dark fruit and earthy minerals. Overall, an average tasting doppelbock with slight complexity.
r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma. Malty cereal flavor with a caramel sweetness, a bit earthy. Smooth and lasting finish.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is caramel and bread, lots of grains. The flavor is like oat meal with brown sugar. Nice finish, dry and toasty.
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Cakes (345) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a redish brown color with a very thin tan head that quickly fades. Aroma primarily of malt and nuts.
A very nice beefy lager with quite a nice pop. Well worth trying.