GTAEgeek (775) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Thirsty Monk. Dark copper color, with a small, beige head. Caramel, syrup, earthy hops, and some pine. Faint notes of smoked meats. Very sweet at first, with a rather forward hop bite toward the finish. The result is a nicely balanced, sweet, bitter, and spicy flavor. Medium to heavy body, with a lively mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good American Doppelbock. Nicely hopped, without overwhelming the malts.
ttutony (570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium brown in the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt and toasted grain. Very smooth on the palate with rich chocolate malt flavor. Slight smokiness. Wonderful.
callmemickey (1355) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body, chestnut highlights, thin pale tan head, minimal lacing. Dark malts, raisins, caramel, toffee, nuts and smoke. Medium to full bodied, gentle carbonation, light earth in the finish.
Zombeer (53) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had this on tap. Dark color, nice light smoke taste. An easy drinking, good beer that i would recommend to everyone to try at least once.
podey (489) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Blind Tiger. Pours dark clear amber. The taste of alcohol is strong here and definitely strong malts, smoke and toasted caramel. A decent beer.
nyclee (1) - - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this as a draft and it was considerably carbonated. It had a really lovely nutty, barnayardy quality with banana esters.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Clear dark amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of light toast and caramel. Taste is sweet toffee. Decent.
NikkTwist (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Khyber. Poured a very dark ruby - nice color (make sure you hold it up to a bright light!) Small white head disapeared quickly. Sweet dark fruits balanced with some darker elements. Burned oak wine barrels. Coffee liquor. Tinge of sour and smoke. Not fantastic, but interesting and unusual.
OmegaX (971) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Oblivion. Nose has some syrupy qualities with some light raisin and maple like notes. Molasses and some other dark fruits. Nice. Pour is brown with a thin white head. Taste is similar to nose with some dark fruits and a bit of bready notes and some light molasses/syrup flavors. Good stuff.
watson1977 (2291) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear ruby/amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty with light fruitiness, rasin, and a bit of nuttiness. Flavor has some wheaty and fruity notes...lightly roasty malts and a mild earthy hoppiness...faint nuttiness. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a fruity/malty finish that warms a bit.