NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cleveland Local Gathering. Thanks to our Youngstown connection, Mike McCallister for bringing this! Rust red body and a slightly off white head. Fruity, estery, aroma with a light back drop of carmel malt. Light bodied, but not quite watery. Malty, with notes of carmel. Slightly bitter finish that isn’t really what I expected. Decent bock.
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Victory. This beer pours a dark brown color with a bit of a head on it. The aroma is nice, with notes of caramel and some fruits. Maybe a whiff of alcohol. The taste is rich and a little thick: very malty and sweet, with a good hop balance. A very good Bock!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a deep amber/red body topped by a thin to medium thick head with little lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with notes of alcohol, a little brown sugar and a slight bitter hoppiness that throws it off. Full bodied, slightly tingly and a touch warming.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable. Dark brown pour, sweet malty smell. Solid flavor. ABV not noticeable. Really enjoyed that it wasn’t over sweet.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to zathrus for the opportunity to try this. Dark chestnut brown pour raising a peanut butter head only when poured vigorously. Sweet malty nose. Kinda reminded me of squaw bread. Very nice brew, sweet but not cloying. Abv well hidden. Finishes clean.
alehead (17) - womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
friend of mine brought me in a bottle of this stuff last night at work...thanks brad.
this is definately a smooth and tasty dopplebock for 8.5%. barely noticeable alcohol. very drinkable, not too sweet (for a change) just right. wish i could keep this around all the time...but i guess i gotta wait till next spring. oh well...it’ll be worth it!!
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Claear brown no head. Spicy, toasty aroma. Syrupy sweet (in a good way) and herbal notes in the finish. As it warms, there some noticeable alcohol heat, too. Dusty, dry at the end. Thanks to Doclock for the trade!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear very deep ruby color with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, blood orange, and a tought of alcohol. Malty flavors of caramel, light on the dark fruit and a moderate bittering in the middle and long finish. Semi-dry finish. Medium bodied.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, courtesy of master trader Jeffin, thanks so much bud! Tawny reddish maple, clear and dark, with a thick taupe head and bit of lacing...superb, complex aroma, principally of caramel and old port with touches of latte and orange cream, and later on baked pears, just wonderfully rich and decadent...body, too is rich, silky smooth and luscious without cloying, a chocolate-caramel malted milkshake always hinting at espresso bitterness that finally makes its presence felt at the finish...if there is a problem, it is that the richness is overwhelming; I could never drink two of these at a sitting, though I’m awfully glad for the one!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jeff for sending this nice doppelbock out my way. Pours a dark plum red with a tall light tan head. Rich sweet fruity malts with some dry cocoa up front and caramel following. Very smooth and heavy texture to a well balanced brew.