scotchzombie (429) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich reddish chestnut brown with a decent, finely-bubbled yellow-white head that fades rapidly to a rim and partial coating. Aroma is sweet chalky malts - nuts, bread, caramel. Taste follows suit with toffee, dark fruits, a well-hidden warming alcohol and a touch of cherry. I appreciate a good doppelbock - and this is a very good one. Yum.
matty (262) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep caramel/ruby red color with a tan head. Not getting an aroma other than a heavy scent of malt. Full bodied, taste leans heavy on the malt. Sweet finish. Great beer!
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slowrunner77 (7284) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"a great example of the dopplebock style. full bodied, full flavored bready malt goodness. smells and tastes of dark fruit and fresh baked bread. good stuff...wish i had more."
tillmac62 (452) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 8/13/14. Beautiful clear dark amber pour that has a heavy dose of dark ruby making it almost red. Normal head, lacing and slightly below normal retention. Light nose of caramel malt with bread undertones coupled with a light alcohol note. As it warms, dark fruit notes (fig, raisin, plum) are noted. Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is well balanced and complex. It begins with a bready malt that flows into the dark fruit notes. In the middle, caramel sweetness comes forward then yields to a mild hop bitterness. The finish is where the alcohol becomes a bit unhidden as the other flavors fade.
jcnielsen (2691) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with white head. Toffee, malty, slight nutty aromas. Toffee, syrupy, malty flavors.
trapped (1456) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Reddish brown with creamy beige head, very little rroasted malt aroma, sweetish burnt malt taste with sour cheery falvor, low carbonation, medium finish with a burnt aftertaste. Nice but not great.
codfishh (143) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle, aroma is rich malt with lots of dark fruit, raisins and plums, taste is lucious silk malt flavor. Raisins and plums and crusty bread flavor. Silky mouth feel, medium body medium carbonation. Delicious beer right up there with ayinger captivator.
KyotoLefty (7883) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BOTW. Rich malty nose, caramel, bread, chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins. Orange brown, clear, fine low head. Fruity and malty, fudge, dried fruits, some stone fruit, treacle. Slightly too sweet, but has a bittering, dry finish.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Can: Rich chestnut & ruby tinted body with good clarity; largely porous, gray-beige head is settled to a thin collar in just moments. CaraMunich malt aroma with a light staleness to it. Toasted bread, faint toffee, slight anise, & some deeper notes of plums & figs. Large toasted bread flavor, a hint of spiciness that almost seems like rye. Caramel, sweet malt, stale toffee, light plum, & a slightly medicinal, herbal finish. Only a small kiss of earthy hops. Decent.
mstrcrwly (702) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap poured into a snifter..brownish/burgundy pour with fluffy off white head.Aroma of dark fruits,caramel,malts..dry,thick,malty with some hop bitterness..taste of caramel,toffee,plums..outstanding.