lhns03 (81) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper with thin tan head. Aromas of toast, some molasses, raisin, sweet caramel. Flavor is less sweet than expected with a medium body and average carbonation. High abv is mostly well-hidden but with a lingering warmth.
bmsulliv (187) - - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very malty but delicious bock, has porter characteristics , really tasty. Could use a little more hops
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AWISLguy (1420) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Pours an orangey brown with an off-white head. Little lace. Aroma has mostly caramel and lemon. Taste follows with sweet caramelly malts, lemon - not real heavy - and some brown sugar. Finishes too sweetly.
jerseyjohn71 (202) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
caramel, bread, roasty, cereal, resin, grass, dough, leather, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, raisin, red, golden, clear, white foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, light body, medium body, thin feel, slick feel, lively, average carbonation,
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Monte Carlo pub. A bit muted in flavor and depth but well crafted with good balance of sweetness and malt and hides abv well.
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is thick dark bread, earthy notes and grains. The flavor is dark bread, caramel, light fruit, a hint of sourness and tangy/tart finish.
shrubber85 (7949) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Raisin, caramel and bready malt aroma. Brown with small head. Sweet raisin bread malt and and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Body on the lighter side.
DANEgerous (92) - Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Kind of a mix of charred bread and charred meat, it smells of grain and fire
Appearance: Deep brown almost red with very red tinges when held to light.
Taste: Sweet yet savory slightly smokey with heavy notes of coffee and chocolate. Floral yet not hoppy floral more like orange flower watter or just Orange Juice if you have not had that, springy and sharp aftertaste.
Palate: Slightly thick but all in all average
Overall: Unique, the smokey hardy sweetness says "pair me with BBQ" and I agree. Still all in all nice balance and yeah I would buy this again.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy, medium brown with a thin tan head.
Caramel and cola aroma.
Cola nut, chocolate, brown sugar, tastes...
Fudge, toffee, baked muffins....malty.
Ernest (6345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, molasses), with a note of brown sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Well, obviously zero effort went into this...it just smells like sugar water, like Coke more or less. Syrupy sweet in the mouth, again like soda (with alcohol added). Might as well be put in the American Dark category, ’cause it’s a long, long way from an actual German Doppelbock.