BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown with a 1" tan head. Sweet nose of caramel, cherries, raisins, overripe bananas. Crisp carbonation and medium body. Flavors are earth, vanilla. Some smoke and coffee bitterness. Overall a very good bock
NordicV (995) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mörkt brun öl med ett lättare beige skum. Doften är ordentligt söt med malt och karamell. I smaken tillkommer även vissa rostade noter, choklad och lite rostade nötter.
N3lson1 (118) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Upon a second try (sober try) not as good. Original rating was a 4.2
Good solid, dark, malty beer. Strong chocolate flavor, not overpowering. Pours a very dark color with a hint of crimson. This beer doesn’t do anything extraordinary, but that is what makes it such a great beer.
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an extremely deep crimson with a tan head. Nice fruity aroma, cherry and plum, a bit of breadiness. Toasty malt flavor, smoky and light molasses, hint of dark fruit. Frankly I think this is a pretty nice one.
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Good taste and mouth feel. Solid beer but nothing outside ordinary.....
Jamesthebrit (195) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Malty. creamy. Some sweet roasted notes.
A: Looks ok. Color is a thin brown. Head retention is alright, looks creamy.
T: Like every Thomas Creek beer: very malty. Subtle hints of roastiness. A nice sweetness. Decently balanced but the malt really takes over. I guess for a lager it’s pretty balanced. Drinks more like a bock than a dopplebock.
P: Lighter on the palate. Smooth and creamy but malt and carbonation cuts through a little bit too much.
Overall, this tasted like a thomas creek beer: super malty. There are hints of roastiness but it doesn’t bring anything special. A good beer, but nothing great.
geologyguy (583) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light roasted smell...taste is similar...smooth but a bit too watery...slightly sweet...good
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy flavor with coffee and chocolate
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MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown pour with a small bubbled tan head. Rich aroma sweet and a tiny touch smoky. Light chocolate and syrupy aromas mixed with a light smokey/roasty note and some earthy nuttiness. Average palate, a bit over carbonated and thin for the style. Flavor is not as good as the aroma an adjunct malt flavor, weak syrups a bit wattery chocolate and light coffee in the finish but not in a good way more like cheap coffee grounds left lingering. Sadly disappointing.
scotchzombie (286) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany with a thick and fluffy tan head. Aroma very punchy and a bit sour with a touch of roasted nut and chocolate. Taste is earthy roast malt, sour bread, chocolate, maybe some caramel. Plenty of surface flavor, but less depth - though richer in flavor as it warms. Quite a nice doppelbock - a style I tend to enjoy.
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glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy dark bread, cereal and milk chocolate, light cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough and broth for the yeast, with dried fig and toffee. Head is average size, frothy, beige with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear dark mahogany. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and faintly bitter. Palate is medium, a bit chewy with a soft carbonation. Nice meaty Doppelbock with the right amount of sweetness and perfectly smooth.