RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by Jan 22 2008
Pours a very attractive copper tinged brown with a thick two finger head that fades slowly to a solid cap. Despite the significant foam topping this, the lacing is minimal.
Smell; sweet caramel and brown sugar up front, followed a nice toasted biscuit aroma. There’s also a slight fruitiness in the background with a touch of figs or maybe dates.
Taste; the brown sugar and caramel follow through to the flavor, as well as the toasted biscuits and a little herbal hops. The fruits are more defined in the flavor with dates coming through very nicely, with a hint of raisins.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a low carbonation, giving this a nice smooth creamy feel, and the drinkability is really good. If not for the high abv I would be able to have a few of these in a row.
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/5/2014. On tap. Redbrown with a tan head. Fruity and malty aromas with caramel and earthy notes. Sweet, mellow flavors, fruit, caramel and light hops.
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall great double Bock taste very good something that Julie would really love something I will gladly have again someday
dlovell2 (995) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in sampler at the Downingtown Brewpub. Pours brown with a off white head. Malt aroma with smokiness. Flavor starts caramel maltiness with dark fruit flavors and some nice smokiness. This is a really smooth beer.
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Downingtown Brewhouse. Aroma is so smokey and delicious with tons of roasted malts. Not bitter by any means with a medium body. Finishes rather wet and long.
reberiii (386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a well rounded beer. Slight smoke, nice deep red pour from draft. Nice malt backbone.
drsandman (473) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Top Hops NYC. Pours a hazy brown with tan head. Aroma of dark malt, light smoke, ash, light caramel. Flavor has notes of mostly the same, smoked wood, deep malt, caramel. Mostly toasted malt start to finish.
pilgrimoutlaw (821) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub. Amber pour with white head. Smoke, caramel, citrus, pine. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. Light crispness. A little sticky. I liked this quite a bit more than I expected to.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Good Beer NYC. Pours brown with a khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Lots of caramel on the nose and tongue. Hides it’s alcohol fairly well. Solid.
ttroha (376) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Maltitude. Clear brown with thin white head. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt. Taste of roast, coffee and malt. Medium bodied. Very good.
retinadoc (134) - - APR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very satisfying. Hoppy aroma, average carbonation. Well balanced mouthfeel; good but not overwhelming hop flavors. Slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable; belies its high ABV.