kramer (4358) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a minimal fizzy beige head that completely disappeared. The nose is a full-on malt bomb with some slight nuttiness, roast, and husky grains. A touch of alcohol as well. The flavor is similarly malty with some light roast and coffee undertones. On the sweeter side with a little husky graininess. Not a whole lot of yeast influence, with a slightly hot finish. Fairly thick and chewy in texture with fizzy prickly carbonation. Not bad, though I could do without some of the grainy quality.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose is full of toasted caramel and butteryness. The taste is as expected although the sweetness is not cloying as one might expect with such a nose. The palate helps along those lines with lager crispness and lively carbonation. It pours a clear, sparkling dark brown with a small off white head. Victory is definitely victorious with this one!
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark amber/mahogany with a quickly fading tan head... aroma is sweet w notes of caramel and brown sugar dominating the malt forward nose... flavor is not as sweet but definitely malt forward, good flavor, some dryness, medium to medium full bodied, very drinkable... lingering sticky finish...
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite Doppelbock, it flattened out rather quick and the taste didn’t stand up to its peers..
delirium11 (28) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Amber caramel color with a sweet malty start that finishes with a lingering bitterness.
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes of bittersweet chocolate, kinda tastes like one of those funky dark chocolate cookies...full bodied and slightly creamy...delicious
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Pours a pitch brown with small, dense tan head. Aroma is very nutty with the sweetness of vanilla. First thing that came to mind with the flavor was hot chocolate supported by caramel and more nuts. Good thick mouthfeel, finishing with a little sweet residue left behind.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours almond color with dense tan head, aromas of cream of wheat, caramel
and dark fruit, flavors of cashew, dark fruit, bready malts, finish is smooth with some maple
oOJUXEOo (196) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Maggio’s. Deep rich dark caramel in color. Aroma is substantial malt as is the taste. Slight hop feel on the way down. This is a smooth beer. Very good, but a little heavy.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired as an extra from cpetrone84...THANKS CHRIS!!! Nice clean little beer with a crystal clear crimson body and tightly packed 1/4 inch eggshell head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor shows tons of brown sugar, honey, and biscuit. Pretty light and thin but the ABV is well hidden. Glad I had a chance to try it.