beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - 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 (3124) - 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.
rman18 (311) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this poured out of the bottle into a wine glass (don’t judge me). It poured a dark amber with little white head. It had a sweet malt flavor with a bit of the alcohol showing. Slightly toasty nut. Not bad, not great.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a ruby hue, small light tan head that dissipates quickly. Strong malt, sugar and alcohol aroma, typical for the style. Sweet flavor, mostly malt but some dark fruit (dates) and warming from the alcohol. Medium full bodied, sticky sweet. A very good dopplebock.
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. 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.
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red pour with small offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, smoke. Dough, maple syrup, some caramel and brown sugar. Light hop note. Some raisins and dried fruits. Flavor is lightly smokey, slight bitterness offsetting the caramel and toffee sweetness. Some fruitiness. But finishes on a brown sugar note. Somewhat full bodied. Pretty nice.
glennmastrange (2253) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate cereal and caramel for the malt,light orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast with hints of date and brown sugar. Head is average size, creamy, slightly off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color slightly hazy red/brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, and finishes lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, creamy almost syrupy, with a lively carbonation. This is a pretty good, well balanced Doppelbock.
jkwood04 (3937) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a stem glass. Pours ruby/amber with a thin, beige head. Aroma of cereal and nuts with a little roasted malts and not much hops. Flavor about the same, very malty. Smooth texture. A decent beer.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, very red brown with a thin light beige head. Aroma is full of nuts and cherries, with some caramel and plums. Very malt-forward. Toasty taste with caramel and toffee, and some cherries and honey. A little bit boozy. Palate is full, on the heavier side of medium. Good brew, maybe just a hair too much booze considering the ABV.
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very pretty ruby copper with one finger of light tan head. Nose is rich and dextrinous with lots of toasted grain and mild notes of spice. Flavor is similar, a bit more of a bite than I would expect. Some alcohol, still lots of toasted grain. Palate has a tad bit of astringency.