Lagunitasfan (1313) - 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 (4041) - 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.
decaturstevo (4620) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Dried fruit and light brown sugar. Super sweet roasted malt and dried fruit. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as a stout, this was a very German flavor- bready and alcoholic, really warms your chest as it goes down. Smooth, but pretty generic. Sampled at the Nashville Beer Summit.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at Nashville Beer Summit 1.0. Pours brown with a tan head. Medium bodied with steady carbonation. Flavor of dark german malts and dark fruits, with an extra spicy hop kick. Pretty solid.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/7/10. Bottle thanks to mlunger12. Mild malty caramel aroma with hints of cocoa. Sweet malty flavor with a surprising amount of roasted goodness mixed with chocolate.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, slight smoke. Flavor is similar, touch of smoke in the flavor as well. Sweet, but very good beer.