50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to thetomg. Clear dark brown pour with a faint white head. Dark fruit and chocolate nose. The taste is chocolate malt, plums, figs, raisins. Very nice doppelbock...
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a medium to darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was darker malts, light dark fruits,a nd some smoke. Flavor was very smooth sweet chocolate, some roasted malts, and a good amount of smoke as well. Like most three floyds beers, a bit off style, but still a good beer overall.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pilsner glass (though after the fact a snifter might have been a better option).
3.5 A: Pours black. About three fingers of creamy light brown head with below average retention and just a small ring of lacing.
3.5 S: Good amount of roastiness in this with semi-sweet chocolate making a big appearance as well. Some faint caramel, but overall fairly dry. Malts can be described as grainy, if anything. Grassy hoppiness Not bad, but needs some strength.
4.0 T: Unlike the nose, the taste is big and bold. Roasted malts, milk chocolate, medium roast coffee each exhibit plenty of force. Secondarily, there is a touch of smoke, some lactose-like sourishness, caramel, and dark fruits. Again, grassy hops. Pretty good, borderline 4.5.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Creamy, but could be more so and super smooth.
4.0 D: This is a pretty good beer and is basically an imperial stout brewed with lager yeast. Good taste, no off-flavors, and highly drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-20-2011 21:42:52
arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from bottle. Deep black with brown/red hues. Sufficiently malty aroma with some dark fruit, wood. Initial coffee, roasted malt flavor, followed by dark fruits, plum, slight acidity. Nice even carbonation. A very good dark doppelbock that bucks the style parameters. Match of a baltic and a doppelbock. Very nice.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to thetomG on BA. The Creeper pours a dark brown color with a large tan head that soon fades to a half finger size then settles at that. Roasty aroma with malt balls, toffee, and dark fruit. Smells very nice. Big full flavor - you could convince me that this was a good German doppelbock. Rather roasty with slight coffee notes, molasses, toffee, fig and other dark fruits. Not too sweet. Medium-full bodied with carbonation on the lively side. This is very good. I’d be all over the creeper like Chris Hansen.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. from Lushawn (I think). Soy sauce brown/black. Nose malty and alcohol. Big fuzzy mouth. Dark malt taste. Sharp tartness to deep dark fruit. Roasted.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2011 This was quite the taste. Toasty nuts and morning bread and jam with a surprisingly smooth ending. Light in texture. I could have a few of these at a time, but that’s why they call it the Creeper because it sneaks up on. You will feel the 9% trust me.
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Roasted malty nose, bready, kind of nutty, and alcohol. Caramel, dried fruits, nutty, malts, a bit hoppy, and a touch of alcohol. Mouth is thin and bitter with a warming alcohol finish.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via lagunitasfan via lushawn via god knows where. Pours a nice dark color underneath and full and frothy above. salty, nutty, alcoholic, port-wine-like nose. Malty, sweet, and doppelbock-like flavors with nice sweet, nutty characteristics...very malty beer but hides the alcohol quite well, at least a lot better than the nose led on...though it kind of presents itself in the very late finish/aftertaste where the nutty bitterness and alcohol are all that’s left. Lots of nutty brittle flavors though...and a punch of two of some malty sweetness.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, small light tan head. Dark dried fruits, caramel malts, sweet sugars, raisin, and some roastiness. A decent doppelbock, not my favorite style. I do like the tribute to Pelican though.