beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark red/brown with a long lasting thin tan top. Scent is caramel and dark bread. Taste is sweet caramel, some toast and a hint of dark fruit. Nice
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
last of tim’s D.R bottles .. the giffer!!! .. . pours a tawny brown .. light lacing, no real head .. . thin mouth .. no abv detected .. just some simple molasses flavor .. nothing to write home about, even if it was- my mom wouldn’t care..
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting. Pours a very dark brown with little head. I can only get faint hints of roasting in the smell, but what I can smell, I like. I get some slight hints of roasting and malts in the taste, with the characteristic bitterness of a doppelbock. Good brew by them...
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep caramel brown, short tan head; LOVED the bottle, as they gave the duck-rabbit goat horns! Aroma: caramel, molasses, toffee, and chocolate, with a bit of dark fruit (?). Taste: strong, bitter chocolate up front, with tons of caramel, toffee, nuts (?), smoke, molasses, and a bit of scotch. Finish: tangy, with an out-of-nowhere astringent bitterness that scrubs the palate for the next sip. Notes: I love a good doppelbock, and this was pretty darn good. These guys know their stuff. The alcohol in this brew was remarkably well-hidden.
NCBeerSnob (2) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours brown with a wonderful ruby hue. It smells delightful - sweet like carmel, wild berries and cherries. Tastes rich with carmel and nutty flavors, but fruity as well - a delighful blend. The more I drank it the more I thought it was aged in oak - a distinct roasty flavor was revealed.
tkrjukoff (4213) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Sessions. Pours deep dark mahogany brown with a small tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is slightly roasted seeet malty dark fruits fidges. Flavor is velvety, sweet slightly roasted malty in front, adding more fruits raisins and bitterness with some nutty bready tones in the middle sustaining the flavors all the way to the end.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally reviewed: 7/13/09. On tap at City Bev here in town. They had the last limited release, Paul’s Day Off, so I was pumped to see this one on tap now.
Came out a deep chocolate brown with ruby edges. A nice 2-finger tan head rests comfortably on top. Smells of fresh-baked breads, chocolate, molasses, and toasted sugar. Very nice smell.
The mouth was a little disappointing. Fairly wet and slick. Expected a bit more carbonation on the tongue, but it was not there. Pretty weak and thin. Flavor was of big chocolate, and pumpernickel bread. Huge mealy taste. Very heavy and fulfilling beer here. Finishes slightly bittersweet, like coffee. Hints of minerals in there as well, which in my experience is a common thread for all DR beers. This is really good.
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark rich color with a tan short lasting head. Roasty, burnt, coffee, malty, slight molasses taste with no hint of hops.
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theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice tan head and a fair amount of lace. Aroma is of roasted malts, caramel, some alcohol, honey, dark fruits and some resin hops with a hint of coffee. Complex flavor, roasted malts, coffee, caramel, some alcohol bite, dark fruits and a nice hop profile. Dark, smooth and complex with a bitter finish. Very unique.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Seannie. Courtesy of Dallas. Thanks, Dude! Pours a toffee brown with a beige, creamy head. Lacing is minimal tiny bubbles and spotty streaks, Aroma of caramel apples, honey, toffee, subtle coffee, some juicy hop resins in the back and some amazing toasted malts. Flavor is tremendously heavy on the toasty malts, milk chocolate, and cinnamon with a big caramel coffee finish. Thanks for the bottle, Dallay!