SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a rich deep red with khaki colored thick head. There is a sweet toffee and mild chocolate aroma under the head that blends nicely. This beer is mild in sweetness and bitterness which makes it very mellow and enjoyable. A nice warmth from the alcohol comes through at the end with a silky smooth mouthfeel. This beer is a real joy to drink.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Dukeís Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake, IL. The beer is a reddish-brown color with a medium thin tan head that dissipates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and toffee plus some fruit. Medium body with flavors of malt, dark fruit and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a lingering dark fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.
j12601 (5716) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Holy Smoke. Pours a clear caramel color with a thin white head. Light caramel, toast. Medium bodied, caramel and toast and a nice light sweetness. Gentle toast, soft finish, toast, caramel, and a gentle bitterness. Very nice session beer.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby red with a beautiful creamy head. The head is dense and doesnít diminish. Smells a bit rich and malty, booze, sweet and yet tart cherries. Chocolate is predominately upfront and is the first notable flavor. This is followed by some sweet and tart cherries. Hops are barely noticeable, but the finish is a bit dry. Thick rich chewy malts, chocolate, and a light tart cherry are the most notable flavors.
Garito793 (231) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an absolutely beautiful, red, almost crimson, especially the bottom matches the deep crimson of the bottle. The carbonation is pretty fizzy, but pleasantly so, sparkling and sharp. The taste is really too complex to discern, but raisins and chocolate stand out.
Ernesto987 (2436) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 very well made doublebock, great malt profile, excellent finish, recommended
Jow (1416) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought myself a pint on draft at Stags Head. pours dark reddish brown. taste is smooth and boozy with some cherries, honey, cereal, brown sugar. nice end to night
durhambeer (2414) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Samís in Durham. Pours on the lighter side of the Doppelbock spectrum... clear medium brown with yellowish-beige small head that visits briefly and then goes back home. Nose of dark caramel, burnt sugar, very subtle chocolate hints. Tastes similar, with added grain. Nothing special here. Didnít really feel like finishing, but maybe that was because my neighbor brought over some better beers to try.
beerfest5 (831) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not my fav style to be sure, way too malty sweetness. the first few sips are ok, but a tough one to finish when it gets a little warm. strips the mouth a little, the taste is again, malts, and some wheat or grass lagerness. not terrible but wont be doing it again. One of Michael Jacksons 500 classic brews.
beernovice39 (2783) - Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear deep red with a thin tan head. Scent is caramel malts and molasses. Taste is malty sweet the hoppy with a dry finish.