adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home picked up somewhere in New Mexico. I had a really godawful Doppelbock early, so I wasn’t really in the mood for this but what the hell. Pours a clear brown appearance with a tan head. A bit woody smoky, dark caramel, slightly nutty aroma. Rich nutty, light toffee, toasty malty, kind of grainy, herbal flavor that dries out a bunch on the finish. Ok.
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"pretty roasty in the aroma and flavor, and a touch thin for the style and an 8% brew. reminds me of mammoth double brown ale...like a bastard brown/dopplebock, which isn’t bad, but left me wanting a little more. fairly sweet lingering finish."
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from my wonderful family during a recent road-trip of theirs. Wonderful, clear red/amber color, with some fine floating sediment visible. Very minimal head, yet it leaves a few dots of lacing. Creamy, caramel, mild licorice, dark fruit, some chocolate, alcohol notes. Classic doppelbock aroma, a style I appreciate so much that it is probably in my top 3 (alongside the Black IPA and IIPA, perhaps). Palate has a bit of an acidic texture to it, and the carbonation seems a tiny bit too harsh, but the aftertaste is sublime. I like these brews. It’s difficult to disappoint me with a doppelbock, this brew is no exception. A satisfactory execution of the style.
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a smaller white head. Nose is caramel malt. Moderate palate. Kind of a malt bomb on the taste - caramel and earthy tones. Not bad.
olio (9380) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Freakin’ Frog, Las Vegas.
Pours hazy color with medium head. Aroma of dark ripe fruits, caramel, sugar and yeast. Flavour of harsh bitter malts, dark ripe fruits and dark berries. Malty bitter palate.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle curtesy of Ibrew2or3.
Pours copper with thin head.
Taste is malty with caramel and toffee. The 8% abv is noticable.
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A yeasty dark strong lager with noticeably unclean fermentation: metal, mold, higher alcohols, dark caramel malt, cola, plum and apple hooch, vegetables / canned corn / DMS. Solvent and oily alcohol on the palate. Sweet and chalky with a limp, watery body. Shamefully bad!
bb (8637) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Ruby-mahogany beer with a dark cream head. Rich malt and light dark fruit aroma. Rich malt and caramel flavor with toffee and light dark fruit. Medium bodied. Caramel/toffee lingers with dark fruit and light mineral notes.
douglas88 (8465) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a tiny white head. The aroma is a light and sweet malt. The flavor is pretty simple; some malt, sweet potato, apple, a bit of hops, and some grain. The best quality is the palate which is dominated by a fizzy alcohol bite. Not bad at all. In fact, I think this beer has a lot to like. More strong beers Utah! The most amazing thing about this beer is the label which shows a drunken enraged ram destroying Salt Lake City and the Mormon Temple. Wow! What balls from Wasatch.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a stunning clear amber with thin tan head. The aroma is big and nutty with some roasty to biscuit malts joining in for good measure. The taste is much the same with a nutty almond – filbert – hazel nut nuttiness that is rich and goes deep into the experience. Behind that I get medium roasted malts and some biscuit. I find that the malty nutty sweetness builds up beyond a level I find comfortable with. Just becomes overly too sweet for me.