coldbrewky (1571) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Pours a dark Ruby brown. A thin tan head tings the glass.
Sweet nutty nose states to drinker...I am a big full bodies german beer... Toasted notes are surounded by sweet candi sugar, toffee and instant memories of Willies’s Smokehouse in Harrisville, PA. Man...they have the best smoked cheese. Legs are loose and short lived. This beer is not in a hurry to impress. It is full bodied and well balanced and unpresumpstuous (-5 for spelling) The finish is just as impressive as the body and nose. A nice surprise at the rip and run.
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. amber with disipating white head. Sweet, rotting aroma. Nice flavor of spice, caramel, cloves. Good mouthfeel and finish, niecely balanced. As advertised, I can imagine it with smoked meat/roasts. Very good.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clouded ruby brown with basically no head that falls fast. Nose is malty and sweet smelling. Flavor is rich with a caramel character and a thick body of ingredients. Feel is smooth with a nice bubble on the tongue and a thicker liquid feel that is slightly silky. Definitely drinkable. Easily sessionable. Damn good.
pilsnerrogge (2712) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red/brown colour with an OK head. Sweet, malty aroma. Sweet, malty flavour with notes of liquorice and black currants.
emacgee (4490) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown in the glass and shows red/ruby in the light. The head is medium, creamy, beige. The aroma is sweet, malty, caramel notes, sweet spice (nutmeg?). The flavor is rich and malty, sweet, light alcohol, caramel, earthy, raisin, goooood, gets better as it warms. Average palate, not too carbonated but not thin or syrupy. Excellent dopple.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Chocolate brown color, smoky and malty aroma. Flavor is roasted malt with a hint of raisin. Very smooth palate and excellent flavor hides high alcohol content. One of the better Doppelbocks widely available.
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown with garnet highlights when held to the light. Small off-white head with some lacing of glass. strong aroma of roasted malt. Good, almost smokey flavor of malt and raisin that does a good job of hiding the alcohol. An excellent doppelbock.
Stine (1734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous mahogany red pour with a clinging skin of off white. Basic raisin aroma. Quiet hints of overripe banana, Christmas spices, and dried orange. Wet vanilla-tinted tobacco leaves with a subdued hoppiness. Tastes a bit of maple-dipped walnuts and simple fruitiness - this has an apple skin, pear and prune character more than anything else. Cinnamon and rye whiskey with a dry bite on the back end. Softest suggestions of vanilla and cocoa. Perfectly rounded malt qualities with a whisper of noble bitterness. Clean and robust palate. A gentle touch of sweet smoke and alcohol rub. Brilliant example.
bamaelliott (5) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a brown, red, black color with a brown cream head, hearty roasted smell and taste, excellent beer for what it is trying to be
gunnfryd (13593) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red black colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, caramel. flavour is roasted, hop, fruit, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Nice beer.