kseecs16 (1158) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin light tan head no lacing. Aroma is malty and nutty which translates to the tongue in a dry,, nutty malt doppelbock. Some sweetness evident, but fairly bland and grainy in character. A bit light and crisp for a doppel. Lacks the richness and depth that defines a good doppelbock.
jdavidh (62) - Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a copper with minimal head. Taste was fairly simple and soapy. A little bit of malt sweetness helped save a beer that would have been otherwise underwhelming.
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artmcd8 (710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma of dark fruits, almost a grape juice aroma. Pours a dark brown with a red tinge. Super thick mouth feel. Sweet taste.
charule (301) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured very dark red with thin tan head. Aromas of spice and sweetness. Quite smooth caramel spice flavors.
thorongil2 (678) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of candy, brown sugar; rich, sweet flavour; nice
devman171 (213) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle, aroma is pleasant sweet malt, taste is full bodied, warm alcohol and dark fruits, filling.
HeistAlmighty (850) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Raisin brown colour, hazy, moderate off white head. Aroma is powerfully figgy. Raisins, prunes, figs, lots of dried fruit and sweetness. Kind of like a fruit cake, but good. Clean finish. Smooth for the strength. Overall, surprisingly drinkable.
574deadzone (570) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ridiculously good looking crimson-garnet with a khaki-toffee head that settles to a ring leaving little bits of lace here and there. Complex nose involves molasses, toast, spicy hops, a savory worcestershire/brown mustard note, grapes and prunes, a touch of smoke, and some alcohol vapors. Taste is quite sweet but fairly well balanced with bitterness, maybe even a dash tart. Fuller bodied, syrupy, sticky, fairly actively carbed, with a warm, toasty bitter finish. A deep and rewarding brew with plenty of good stuff going on.
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from the bottle as my weather-watchin’ beer this evening, and damn was this creamy! I’ve been sitting on it for a while, probably an ’09 or ’10 vintage, and never bothered to get into the six pack until now for some strange reason. Malty forward sweetness with some hints of dark fruit and molasses, very creamy... like the mouthfeel stands out more than anything else. Very tame with just a minor alcohol booziness on the back end, but unfortunately a bit past it’s prime. A bit of the... what is that... cardboard through the middle from over-aging. Aha! Found the bottle date: 09/23/10. Happy to have and drink, will definitely have to pick up a fresh batch to compare down the road.
zvikar (2068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks kerenmk. Pours red to brown clear with a beige head, aroma of caramel, malt, liqorice, nuts and roasted tones, flavor of caramel, jam alcohol and some nuts, medium bodied
jrodooo5 (535) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as good as I remembered from years past. Kind of Carmely sweet. Very nice pour. Pretty sweet aroma. It’s pretty smooth w/ some hop bitterness on the finish. Decent.