BeerKurve (218) - - MAR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dirty cloudy brown in color. Iím picking up caramel, peated malts and yeasty notes in terms of flavor, but sadly the flavor is weaker than the actual smell, which gives the impression of a richer tasting ale. Average bodied but incredibly thick, almost like syrup but the the low carbonation and thickness give it an easy creamy feel. Overall, itís a disappointing beer that makes a great first impression but nothing else. Itís not an offensive beer by any means but it leaves alot more to be desired.
Caytinator (576) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a decent head, aroma is strong and malty, some lacing. Taste is strong as a dopplebock should be, I get chocolate the most. Average-high carbonation. The description makes it seems sweeter than it is, although the mouthfeel is really good and full. Good beer overall!
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great smell of caramel malts, very smooth palate. Not as exciting a flavor as the Sam Adams Double Bock, but a close competitor. But I would still prefer the Sam over this (but I canít find it at the moment).
Camons (3685) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the brewpub, Idaho Springs. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, nuts, caramel. Taste is rather sweet with malt, caramel and nuts. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040312
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear mahogany body with a thin white head. Caramels, nuts, and dark fruits. A little thin, but itís decent.
BrewBoxer (1226) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Deep brown color. No head. Looks quite heavy. Very carmelish and syrupy with lots of malt. Definitely a nice meal in a glass.
r464 (1464) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Deep malty sweetness with a caramel, nut, and cocoa flavor. Smooth and full bodied. A little heavy on the malt, though. A hint of crisp hops in the finish.
smag4life (36) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíd call the color cherry wood. The head was small and dissipated quickly. Very malty aroma as per the style. Also caramel. Big beer with big body. A solid medium, possibly medium-heavy. Very sweet up front with the malty and caramel flavors showing themselves distinctly. No hop aroma or flavor and on the barest bitterness to balance the big malty sweetness. Itís a simple beer, not overly complex, but with enough character to make it interesting. Overall: recommended.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at the 2012 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival from a bottle into sampler glass. Poured a clear brown color with weak foam and no lace. Very little aroma of malt nor hops. True-to-style dark lager doppelbock malt backbone, low-grade hops bitterness. Medium body, well-concealed alcohol, bittersweet and slightly fruity aftertaste. Okay, not great.
rondphoto (979) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium amber, no head, no lace. I didnít expect much more than a flat beer; instead I was pleasantly surprised with the big flavor. Sweet caramel malt with a burnt toast flavor that arrives just before a tangy carbonation blast nearly covers the mild hop balance at the finish. Lingering at the end is a definite warm touch of alcohol.