matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from a trade with douglas88. pours deep red with a small quickly fading head. malty aromas, mostly fruity with some alcohol. flavours are malty and boozy. kinda all over the place with unexpected bitterness near the finish. ok but neads some rounding out and polishing. thx doug.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is malty and sweet with some hints of earth, grass or dirt. Taste is a bit strange with lingering bitterness. No balanced flavor or flavor at all for a DB. Not too good. Another possible re-rate.
EithCubes (4574) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating no. 1616, a bottle from douglass88 - thanks! Aroma sweet grapey, fruity nose, brown sugar sweetness with some off-note (strong stale rubber). Strange musty cracker. Ruby-brown pour with a tan head. Taste is crackery roast with too-simplistic sugary fruit, bitterness, brown sugar, and a touch of alcohol warmth. Spice, waft of earthy smoke/peat, and plastic in the alcohol fuming. Full body and dry, yeasty aftertaste. There’s a little too much wrong here to really appreciate what’s right.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Bottle. Last of my trade hail from Douglas88; thanks dude. Amazing that no other double bock thought of the name "Devastator." Pours a rich dark amber color, well filtered, rocky white lager head. Smell is rich and malty with a touch of smoke; or is that phenol? Taste is heavily malty, with some melted brown sugar and a bit of grainy texture. Some sugary/saccharine overtones that seem out of place. But this goes down pretty quickly, with no overtones of alcohol, so I don’t have too much room to complain. Clean lager finish except for some malt stickiness.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice clear amber/ruby color with a thin foamy head. The nose is nutty with chocolate, molasses and a bit of alcohol perfume. The taste starts with Molasses, brown sugar and pecans. spicy cocoa comes next with toasted grain and finishes with a nice hoppy pine finish. It’s 8.0% abv is nicly masked.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Dark iced tea-copper color with a creamy and lasting head. Vinous alcohol, slight bubblegum, and some earthy corn in the aroma. Front has flavors of toasted bread and whole grain that are a bit later tempered by some peppery hops and alcohol. Nutty, not-too-sweet aftertaste. Medium body is smooth, tingly with alcohol, and suitably dry.
jcwattsrugger (10922) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich/foamy off white head and amber color. Aroma is caramel/toffee, medium malt, peat, musty, some fruit. Taste is caramel/toffee, medium malt, peat, musty, some fruit, alcohol, secondary spicy continental hops, some yeast. OK/mild carbonation. Thanks to Wasatch(BA).
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another American doppelbock, thats two night in a row, however this one is very different. I got to thank douglas88 for this. Pours with a small quickly fading head that leaves no trace of any lacing whatsoever. The color is an illuminating brown, clear but dark enough that one cannot see through it. The aroma has this small aspect that I love a lot, its burnt, dry, pancetta and I dig it a lot. After that there are nutty and earthy aspects. Taste has a nicely attenuated, easy drinking, caramel sweetness with bark and other earthy highlights. Its very well done, very authentic. I love the well lagered feel and flavor without any of the off-putting aspects, you go Utah (this may be the best Utah beer I have ever had). Not so often I can say it so easy to down this doppelbock.
12oz bottle, no date, St Paul tulip/snifter glass.
spud1987 (46) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Bottle. Pours an amber copper color. Aroma is caramel and malt. Flavor is the same, alcohol not really noticeable. Pretty damn good for Utah.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cold temp pour produces a caramel amber color with very little head and lace. Strong malty sweet aromas of carameled busicuits. Full nectar with ample soft residual effer. A big malty sweet nectar devoures my taste buds with it’s palate driven intensity. Cherry, peachy stone fruit, molasses, mildly stewed nut shells, and French toast. The finish is bittered with a bit of acidity with a lingering sweetness yet not cloying.