KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Slob. Thanks! Pours amber-infused red wine with a slight creamy head. Wood-smoked candy in the nose. Flavor is watered-down molasses with a light, smoked caramel finish. Average mouthfeel but the flavor is spread evenly. Not bad; not molasses-heavy like most dopplebocks.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong beer, the alcohol is definitely present. It has a very odd and strong taste that just doesn’t do it unless youre in the mood for it.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color with a small head and tiny lacing. The scent is carmel, raisins and malt. The flavor is malt, with some sweetness. The palate was a little weak and the mouthfeel was too thin for me. Not bad overall, but I would have liked a bit more complexity in the finish.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured into tulip. pours a dark red amber with full off white head. sweet candy aroma. strong alchohol front, with a acidic finish. semi flat and sticky on the palate. has a mild bitter finish. sweet front to bitter finish with acidic overtones from lips to aftertaste.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Oz Bottle. Hay and wheat fields, robust with light fruit esters and sweet nuttiness. Reserved and somewhat plain. Pours a nice florid amber, deeper in tone, with a silky, creamed head of brazil nut flesh. Flavor is a curt, bitter presentation. With overdone dryness, parching nuts and a ragged edge of hop resins. Warming alcohols add an edge of pleasure, but there’s something just not amazing about this beer. Not distasteful, but untenable. Finishes in some old lemon clothes, spoiled with honey.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to Blake! Poured translucent reddish-copper with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up boozy caramel, toffee, and sparkly bready notes with some floral and fruity accents.. toasted overall, and quite nice. The flavor was very sweet, with toasty caramel standing out the most.. sweet again on the latter half with herbal hoppage accenting.. a bit too sweet overall, detracting from the malty goodness. At least medium-bodied on the palate with more sweetness on the back-end.. warm and sweet on the finish. Decent.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cola color, clear, medium light tan (cola) head, not much nose, some malty notes. Malty, somewhat sweet, moderate bitterness, some noble hop notes.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottles in trade form Hopdog and Leftmindedrighty. Thanks!
Pours a dark clear reddish color with a smallish creamy beige head. Smell is lightly smoky and sweet, musty malts. Tastes lightly smoky and a touch tart with toasty biscuity and caramel maltiness. Slight taste of alcohol in the finish. Full body and soft to medium carbonation. Pretty good beer, but just don’t think I was in the mood for this today.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Rivers Bend.
Pours brown in color with ruby highlights around the edges. Decent inch of frothy head atop the beer. Smell is slight toffee and a bit of a lager smell as well. Mouthfeel is pillowy soft and very nice. Taste is lacking a little complexity and strength. Needs more toffee/caramel and a supporting flavor. They nailed the mouthfeel though.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<b>In short: </b>A Doppelbock on the fruity side of things. Good but nothing special.
<b>How: </b>Bottle 12oz, consumed fresh a few days after purchase
<b>The look: </b>Cloudy redish-brown body topped by a small off-white head
<b>In long: </b>This is a very fruity Doppelbock. Lots of dark fruits, red fruits, any color fruits. Round and smooth body. Some barley candies and molasses. Light earthy/peat notes. Actually the whole thing ends up feeling like fruit concentrate and watery molasses. Finish brings some hops with a tobacco-like flavour, more of this would have been great. Even if very juicy the beer is actually quite heavy. No alcohol presence at all. So I see here they call this the “liquid bread”, yep, topped that with some Rogue Hazelnut and a little NG Raspberry Tart and I’ve got myself the ultimate breakfast.