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. Doesnít open up with any caramel notes or other malty tones, it just has a funk to it. Flavor isnít 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.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When a doppelbock is done right itís toough to be beat. The one came real close to being that beer. Flavor was very tasty and mild.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
TY Rich for this one. 2005 bottle. poured a fiery amber with a tan head. the laceing fades to a small cirle around the rim of my glass and chases its way down as I finish the brew. I just finished a Bellís Consecrator Doppel so have to compare the two. The St. Vic. is a little less sweet and has a little more balance to it. both are good but the edge goes to the St. Vic, IMO. Thanks Rich.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft and bottle: Pours blood red when held to light with a thin broken tan head. Very mild aroma of malt, chocolate, and cinnamon. Flavor is a cohesive blend of chocolate, very light soy, and sticky dark malt with bitterness underneath it all. Mild and average but pleasent and drinkable.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Been looking for this one for some time. Thanks to richlike beer for getting this to me. Bright chestut color with a small somewhat fizzy tan head. Rich dark caramel malt aromas with just a hint of hops. Smooth on the tongue. Dark caramel flavor abound with some light smoke and grass in the background. A very smooth bock, but does seem to be missing a bit of the complexity.
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a garnet/brown clear, with a tan head. Aroma is mostly malty with a hint of hops, flavor is intensely rich and malty, sweet, finish is light and slightly astringent. Dopplebocks arenít my favorites, but this one was not too shabby.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to richlikebeer: Pours a nice rich dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma is very caramely sweet with an authentic German lager yeast presence with a hint of floral noble hops. Starts with a caramelized malty sweetness quickly turning very sticky and dry toward the doughy finish. Somethingís just wrong with the palate. Not quite sure how, but itís very sticky and astringent without being that sweet. Has some nice authenticity, but Iím having trouble finishing the 12oz bottle because of its off-tasting stickiness. Itís very strange as I have never had this extreme a sensation with a beer before. Seems like it would be a good brew otherwise. Perhaps a rerate is due in the future.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear cola/caramel colored, showing a bright ruby under light, with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, bread, molasses, mild licorice, fruit. Taste is bread, yeast, sweet roasted malt, light peppery alcohol, cherry, caramel, toffee, with some bitter fruit - berries, orange - and hints of spice. Light to medium bodied, slick mouth feel, almost syrupy.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 Iím glad I was able to find this beer. Pours a soda like dark brown with very little head. The aroma is a little weak in my opinion. Nothing really jumps out at me except for malts and white wine and a bit of caramel and cherry. The taste has malts, cherry, white wine, caramel and toffee. The complexity is well done because it is layered well. This is a damn good session beer which I am enjoying. Victory has yet to dissapoint me.
Arayaga2 (1806) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark carmel in color, with a bready molasses flavor that is distinctly separate from its bitterness.