nuplastikk (5165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Filtered orange brown, thin beige head. Deep malty aroma, true to style, very nice. Big doughy Doppelbock, I’m diggin it. Malty, but not overloaded in thick specialty malts, lets the subtle yeast tones shine. Big caramel body. Solidly executed, an impressive offering.
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Think I’ll pass on the "big love" from the land of zion. Poured with a decent , off white head that lasted and some lace. Color was clear medium amber. Aroma was caramel, malt, and dominated with solvents. Flavor was like nose and overly sweet. Body was thin and carbonation was ok. Finish is like flavor and not a repeater.
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas. The beer is a murky mahogany color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, molasses and dark malt. Medium body with flavors of earthy malt, caramel and dark fruit. Faint hops in the background. The finish is sweet and malty with a ripe fruit aftertaste. Decent overall.
brokensail (13755) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark mahogany color, sort of cola like, with a fluffy off-white head.
S: A nice fruity nose, especially heavy on the cherries. Almost a cherry cola sort of aroma to it. Some sweet chocolate and sweet roasted malts.
T: The flavor profile is quite similar to the nose. Good sweetness to the beer that is (again) very cola like. Some light roasted malts, fairly sweet, however. A bit of a fruitiness, too.
M: The body is definitely on the thin side with a medium level of carbonation.
D: I was expecting this to be pretty bad, given the gimmicky label and the fact that I bought it at a crappy liquor store in Vegas, but I actually enjoyed it.
blutt59 (6264) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, tab cola colored pour with white foam head, aroma is grainy, pretzels and malty fruit, flavors of leather, stewed fruits , malty sugars, husk, finish is buttery caramel
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich malt, caramel sweet malt aroma with dried fruit and dates. Red copper color with moderate white head. Rich sweet malt. low hops. Slght backend bitterness. Medium body. Very enjoyable.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle). Pours amber with off-white head and produces some ok lacing. Aroma of grass, leather, toast and some dried fruits. Taste is sweet from the nice maltiness. Medium bodied with thin and creamy texture. Smooth with noticeable alcohol. It’s an ok beer that is a bit hot with the alcohol.
SandK (44) - Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2010 Dark redwood with a monster head. Devastates the palate with a toasty chocolate touch. Finishes slightly sweet, not bad.
coyotehunter (691) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to MrBunn. Pours orange with a good head. Aromas of nuts toffee and dirt. Sugar. sugarsugarsugar. Very sweet. Kind of ruins it. Meh.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown with a quickly dissipating tan topper. Heavy aroma of nuts, molasses, toffee, caramel, sweet and sticky in every way imaginable. Taste is sweet, sticky and malty as well. Nuts, caramel, toffee though it finishes up a bit weird and a touch dry.