cards04 (1764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark Amber. Nice sweet malty aromas. Raisin aromas too. Flavours are very sweet. Sweet fall fruits and some Booze flavour to round it out. Not bad.
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malty nose, touch of booze. Flavors are generally carmel, malts, and hints of apple. Bit boozey on the finish. VERY drinkable for 8%!
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (marked 11/02/12) that I picked up Superbowl 2013 weekend in Las Vegas (kept refrigerated since then). Large amount of yeast sediment noticed at the bottom of the bottle. Pours with a very mild haze over a deep bronze hued body with a thin head, poor retention and mild lace. Aromas are of melanoidins, grape nuts and an odd fruitiness that I cannot place. Cornbread and light leather. Flavors are of oxidation, cardboard, raisins, medium strong malt. Lasting leather. Low bitterness but some lasting in the duration. A bit husky, light alcohol. Suntan lotion. Some munich like toasted malt notes. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Sweet beer with a clean/crisp finish. I’ll assume that the date on the bottle is a best by and not a brewed on...
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very drinkable 8 percent. Sweet, but not overly so, and definitely not as syrupy as some doppelbocks.
Crispy34 (385) - Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is of dark fruit and some darker malt. Appearance is a darker brown. Taste is basically a brown ale that has a lager yeast. Good roastiness. Palate is pretty decent. Overall, a decent beer. Would rather an actual brown though.
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GTownBeer (22) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep chestnut amber . very nutty and on style. the price point is spot on too. thanks dave!
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Hey Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13.
Mahogony brown with a medium light tan head which retains well.
Nose is dark toffee, dark fruit, malty, sugars, light boozey notes.
Taste comprises dark toffee, a little booze, dates, raisens, dark malts, toasted brown bread.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet boozey finish with a pinch of spice.
A good take on the style !
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a stem glass. Pours brown with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts with hints of toffee and chocolate plus light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer, but not the best of the style.
thornecb (4402) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours bright mahogany into a stem glass. Off white head recedes leaving no lacing to coat surface. Plum and chocolate aromas. Soft with chocolate-covered pit fruit front to back. Thin lasting dusty finish.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cool.
Aroma: Hazelnut, cocoa, basically this smells like Ferrero Rochers smell. Awesome stuff!
Appearance: Translucent red/orange. Even with an aggressive pour, no real head.
Taste: Hazelnut, coffee, dark, dark chocolate. Some fruit. A mild soy sauce-y flavor. Bittersweet.
Palate: Rich. Medium body; nice presence, but not oppressive. Flavors linger a little bit.
Overall: A lot better than what I was expecting! Really nice aroma and flavors going on here; not your typical caramel-y / malty doppelbock. The 8% abv creeps up on you! Really enjoyed this one.