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 (5130) - 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 (4424) - 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.
kane (111) - USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruddish brown color with a thick small bubble head. a sweet, spicy malt aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet toffee taste with a long sweet aftertaste. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Not one that is big on sweet beers but this was good if not very memorable.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is deep ruby brown with a thin tan head...smell is rich and malty...taste is nice and sweet with lots of fruit and some biscuit to it...nice brew...
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a deep plum color, large off-white foamy head, with sticky lacing. Bready aroma, malty, with a slight alcohol presence. Light soy, semi-sweet, with an underlying dark pitted fruit on the tongue. Full bodied, but with a fairly medium mouthfeel. Definitely warming. Smooth finish, semi-sweet trailer with lingering dark pitted fruit. Maybe even a hint of smoked peat hiding in there. Thanks goes out to egajdzis for the trade!
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark mahogany color with a smaller off white head. Subtle malty aromas. Tastes of bread, caramel, molasses, and toffee. Light alcohol in the finish.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark red color and a thin head that disappeared quickly. Smell is well... bad. Doesn’t open up with any caramel notes or other malty tones, it just has a funk to it. Flavor isn’t bad however. It does hold a genuine smoothness and a robust profile. Maybe something was bad with this batch, because its not up to the standard I have with Victory.