ben4321 (3355) - 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.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sharp malt aroma. Cloudy dark orange/light brown color with a large tan head. Mild beginning that gets bitter as time goes on. Moderate alcohol in the end.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is sweet, caramel/molasses, some cherry, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses, some toast, cherry. Sticky medium-full body.
davey101 (564) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Bottled on 02/20/2013. Pours a clear dark amber/burnt red color. Two fingers of thick sudsy off-white foam settles down to a thin cap. Nice lacing and retention.
S – Sweet grainy malts, candi sugar, spices, toffee and hearty bread. Touch of alcohol heat. Smells really inviting and nice.
T – Very sweet toffee and brown sugar which eventually works its way into bready malts and some light spice. A bit too sweet, although allowing it to warm up helps out. Slightly bitter/coppery aftertaste. Creamy and full mouthfeel, really nice. Alcohol is well masked.
O – A decent, albeit over sweetened doppelbock. It’s pretty reasonable given the $5 price tag but I can’t see why someone living in CT would choose this over Hooker Liberator.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, sweet and malty with an alcohol burn in the finish. It’s ok but not a good beer in an overly sweet style
jkwood04 (2934) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and light nuts from the malts plus some light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.
dogfish120love (830) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light in color compared to doppelbocks I’m fond of. The color could easily be described as mahogonny with a tan or beige lacing. The aroma is somewhat earthy with hints of caramel and vanilla. There is undoubtedly some toastiness. Thick malt forward plate and a flavor that is moderately sweet. Not my favorite representation of the style. 22oz bottle
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours a mahogany brown with a tan head. Smells of phenolic yeast, some spicy elements. Taste is earthy and spicy. Enjoyable.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from Brewery. Served in a tulip glass, the bartender created a nearly perfect pour with the inch thick off-white head touching the brim of the glass, above its medium brown body. This brew has a sweet, almost milk chocolate nose. On the hoppy side for a doppelbock, this beer is nicely balanced, smooth and warming. Very tasty.