dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours red-amber with a creamy off-white head that leave some spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel (almost burnt), molasses, nuts, and light smoke. Flavor shows the same with an additional cherry cola aspect. Overall body is moderately sweet, light to moderately bitter, and finishes with some nice warming alcohol. I did a double take when I realized it came from Utah.
mbgrayson (690) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darkish amber. Very tasty and smooth with a bit of kick. Has notes of fruit and Carmel. Drinkable and worth another. Thumbs up on this one.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear brown with a quickly diminishing, off-white head. Roasty caramel nose. Molasses and caramel taste. Warm tasting brew. Not too bad but a little weak on flavor.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of nuts, malt, molasses, and a hint of cocoa. Poured copper/deep amber in color with a tiny, off-white head that turned into a dense tan head because of all of the bubbles. Clear. Very sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of nuts, malt, light toasted caramel, slight alcohol, grains, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Nut, malt, and toasted caramel finish is slightly dry. 8%ABV is slightly noticeable in the flavor.
Suttree (5856) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper brown, thin loose head. Smells like brown sugar, toffee, rye and perhaps some whiskey notes. Flavor is molasses and rum, perhaps even some honey. I get a lot of alcohol burn as it warms. Well, maybe not "a lot", but more than I expected. Thanks to douglas88 for the trade!
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - FEB 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light brown, and smells like caramel malts. Full body, very malty, and sugary which masks the alcohol pretty well. Overall a decent, but forgettable beer.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2010
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was shivering in my shoes when I ordererd the mightly beer from our server at dinner last night. The powerful and ominous name and roaring bottle artistry was sure to make this one of the best beer experiences of my life!
I struggled to find anything on the nose past the mildest of malt. The mouth was thunderous to start with.....dominant malt and thick alchohol but then a sugary hold took over eventually falling flat on its face by mid-palate.
What a disapointment for a well-respected locally well-respected brewery.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours dark, with medium head. Smells of alcohol and raisin. Tastes of raisin and burnt sugar. Medium body with a smooth finish. Decent beer.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty tame dopple out of UTAH. My buddy Brando really seems to like this one, and while it packed a nice buzz, im usually looking for that hotness and the ABV coming through intensely. Clear mahogany, darker though. Head is decent finger sized. Aroma is pleasent. Nutty, raisiny and full dark malt. Taste is really very pleasent and mild with cinnamon and prune notes.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First, thanks to my brother who brought this back for me on his trip out to the mid-West. Pretty tough to come by any beers made in Utah. This dopplebock pours out a beautfiul mahogany brown body with a smaller 1/2" off white head. Aroma is mostly light roasted malts and some alcohol...maybe a little sweetness. Flavor is the star of this show. Tobacco, light smoke, some roasted bitterness which off-sets the medium-high sweetness. Very earthy about mid-palate. Bitterness is very soft on the finish and the sweetness lingers a little bit. Not the greatest, but really nice.