BMan1113VR (7871) - 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...
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks to Eric! Poured clear iced tea brown with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma was toasty with caramel and brown sugar at the forefront.. touch of beet sugar and alcohol warmth on the back. The flavor opened with sour darker fruit skins that came out of nowhere.. aged, dry caramel carried the middle and really dried out the palate.. grainy brown sugar and leafy bitterness found the edges.. finished short, but warm and spicy, leaving peppery alcohol on the lips. Medium-bodied and fleeting on the palate. very dry.. some nice components in there, but it struck me as powerfully average overall.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with some rye character and light phenols. Starts with average fullness and well-dissolved carbonation with a light caramel and butterscotch sweetness giving way to a peppery hop bitterness, some doughy yeastiness and a drier warming finish. Could be a little smoother and hide its alcohol better, but a decent attempt at the style.
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - 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.
BVery (6965) - Burnsville, 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.
DrSilverworm (6954) - 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.
sebletitje (6895) - 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.
bb (6861) - 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.
olio (6520) - 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.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours mahogany with a white head. Smells of spice, caramel, some nutty hints. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, lots of sweet touches. Nice!