Thechasm442 (775) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a stein. Cloudy brown with a small khaki head. Aroma is nutty with lots of toffee, caramel, sweet malts and a little smoke. Taste is toffee, caramel, and chestnut, with sweet malts and mild, grassy hops. Bread as well. Average thickness and a somewhat crisp finish with mild sweetness.
beastiefan2k (3548) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle out of variety pack. Pours a dark ruby copper brown color. This is definitely a doppebock, Its a sweet, malty, syrupy dark lager. A little earthy, a little wet leaf. Very much akin to German doppelbocks. Not like most American doppelbocks. So, some people just dislike the style but I like it. This isn’t the best version of the style but its definitely within the typical bounds.
nimbleprop (7494) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at EatBar DC pours a clear dark amber with some rocky, off white head. Nose has some sugar, nougat, raisin, date, orange. Flavor has more of the same, raisin, nougat, some sherry, a little orange peel, some brighter cherry. Finishes a touch sweet and a little astringent too.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, caramel, light melon. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, caramel, some cherry, light chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness.
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear deep amber maroon color, tan head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is rich toffee and plums. Tasty.
Jow (3462) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour hints of amber Sunday evening. Nose is dark fruit and some brown sugar. Tastes of brown sugar, light molasses, malt, plums, pumpernickel. Clean palate light bitters.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool German looking 50cl bottle, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a clear amber to mahogany colored body that supports a brief tan head. The aroma offers up brown sugar, caramel, prunes and just a faint dash of toffee at the edge of the experience. The taste begins smooth and sweet with malts, a faint biscuit to very faintly rauch maltiness (or maybe not). To midway it picks up smooth sweet fruity esters like plums and figs and then a raisin bread sensation. Pretty solid.
gschrade (1039) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish brown with a off white head. Taste caramel, malt, buttery. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the brewpub. It poured a hazy copper colour with lasting foam and lace. Malt focused with subdues noble hoppy balance. Bready, toasty, faint black pepper spice but otherwise clean. Strong alcohol, warming to say the least. Strong dark lagers aren’t my favourite thing, but this one is tasty and true-to-style.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a cloudy brownish red with a medium light tan head. The aroma blends toasted and chocolate malts, toffee, walnuts, and caramel, and the taste is mildly sweet and mildly umami with dark fruit flavors blending nicely with malty sweetness. The palate fuses a thick texture, soft carbonation, and a medium body.