BillaFly (9) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice Carmel brown with low carbonation. Head settles quickly to a ring. Bready malts and finishes with a little cherry? Nice body. Bought it because I heard it won a medal at GABF. Way to go fellow Pennsylvanian.
tnkw01 (1604) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark, amber color. Small head. Complex aroma, fruit cake, dried fruit. Taste slightly sweet. Fruit cake with notes of molasses.
scotchzombie (481) - 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 (307) - 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 (8345) - 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 (560) - 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 (2854) - 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 (1773) - 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 (180) - 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 (8369) - 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.