crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A copper body with a quickly fading beige head. Aroma had a great mix of caramel malts and some toasted malts, there was a subtle fruity notes to it a touch of brown sugar and maybe some vanilla. Flavor was mostly sweet a heavy caramel malt base with some fruity sweetness. Alcohol seemed restrained. Nice mouth feel. A good beer.
Jow (2092) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stags Head only to fill out flight since the brew I wanted was a goner. nose is sweet fruit and molasses. tastes of cherries, licorice, caramel, molasses, and some hop bitters. medium to thin body. not really memorable
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Alewife. Pours reddish amber with a thin head. Fruity hops, moderate sweet malts, toffee and a fruity and toasted malty finish. Not bad.
cleverlobo (315) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught; brown with thin beige head; aroma-cereal, caramel, nuts; taste-moderate sweetness, mild sweetness. Decent.
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bomber: This one pours a clear, darker coppery/amber color. There was a finger of tan head that didn’t linger long. Some lacing. Nice nose. Lots of caramel malts, but the sweetness is somewhat subdued. Getting some faint fruits, spiciness and a bit of earthiness. The taste is good. Just a bit sweet, with a hint of dryness in the finish. Caramel malts, hints of spice and some dark fruits. This is nice.
Tattoodoug (1) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Description on the bottle is wildly inaccurate. Hops overwhelm whatever malt or other flavors are in this beer. Sadly, this is becoming a trend in American beers. Nice color though. Very disappointing for this style.
novice101 (308) - - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lighter brown with an off white head, smells very malty with some toffee on the background. Taste is a bit subdued, loads of bready malts, with some caramel and toffee notes as well, the beer was "aged" for a year.
DruncanVeasey (7149) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, Blind Tiger, Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, 20/02/14. Slim-haloed ruby. Hints of Tunes and red wine in the nose. Weak chilled caramel coated raisin, black cherry, frangipane booze and Bakewell sprinkles. Light earthy malt and liquorice in the background. Hints of dates and husk as it warms. Too cold and thin; lacks body and depth. Average.
hampale (40) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a 22 oz. bottle while traveling through CT. Nice to see another Doppelbock from a New England brewer - and a decent product at that. Quite hoppy for the style but well balanced overall. The 7.5% ABV is not particularly noticeable and it was no problem drinking the whole bottle at one sitting. Hope it’s still available when I next visit CT. .
ben4321 (3863) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Oak Tree, Groton, 9/29/13
Aroma: The aroma is heavy malty, with lots of caramel, toffee, molasses, and some bready notes
Appearance: It pours a clearish mahogany color with a fizzy beige head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor is heavy malty, leans pretty sweet, with a thick, molasses finish
Palate: The body is medium-full, it has a thick, and chewy mouthfeel, and a sticky finish
Interesting stuff that tastes well-enough made, but just doesn’t have the needed balance. It’s all sweetness, and feel pretty thick, though it doesn’t feel that heavy. If you’ll follow me on a food analogy here: I like all the ingredients pretty well, but I don’t necessarily love how the dish came out. Still, a nice effort.