BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Feb. 22, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 28, 2014
Poured a dark mahogany color with two fingers of bubbly tan head. Minimal foggy lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention.
Smelled roasted nuts, sweet caramel sauce, toffee, chocolate, wintry spices, cocoa nibs, slight bitter coffee beans and peppery spices.
Tasted cocoa nubs, chocolate, caramel, toffee, wintery spices, roasted nuts, slight crayon and faint bitter aftertaste,
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish.
A pretty decent beer overall. Great for the winter months. Would definitely have it again.
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (sampler): Clear, deep copper brown, thick head and moderate lace. Closed nose. Poached fruit and tropical. Creamy. Malt driven. Caramel. Off dry, not sour medium bitterness. Dense and long. Very fruit palate. Loads of flavor. Dried figs and raisin starting to show.
beertholomeus (484) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep caramel brown with an off white head. Caramel, malt and slight chocolate. Caramel, malt, toffee, biscuit and slight chocolate flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Slightly sweet taste and a malty finish.
benpickens (381) - Camarillo, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with compact head with slight lacing; brown sugar and caramel aromas; finish ends abruptly and chalky; more of a barley wine than a doppel bock and overly sweet.
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Fatehunter (1060) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A half finger of head on a dark brown colored body.
The smell is faint overall: roasted malt and candy.
The taste is good: roasted malt, bread, malt sweetness and a tiny lemon bitterness at the end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A nice, solid doppelbock.
wlajwl (3476) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is malts and fruit. The flavor is is mildly nutty malts, dark fruit, slight sweetness and a tart/sour finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6438) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours mahogany with thin light colored mocha head. The aroma offers up brown sugar covered prunes and blueberries mixing with some earthiness and just a hint of molasses. The taste is nice with mild dark roasted malts rolling quickly into toffee, dark toasted bread, sweet ripe plums and cherries. This comes together very nicely as I love the play between the sweet dark fruity esters, mild roasted maltiness and the kettle caramelization toffee like notes. Dandy Dobbel Bock in my book.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a rich, dark auburn witA solid beer. h a small kkahki colored head. Aroma of caramel, sweetness, dark fruit, with hints of cocoa and nuts. Flavor was a similar mix of above - a good amount of fruitiness and caramel.
sodakotakid (228) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Starts off sweet and malty with hints of sour fruits and a tart after taste. A nice ruby brown with a good head.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear brown color with a 3/4 finger thick light tan head. light lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt, light chocolate, and herbal hops. Finish is a little harsh. Medium body. A decent beer.