motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from ambrosetti in berlin. rich amber with a steady head; rich aroma of stewed stonefruit and vanilla; rich with some warming alcohol and tinny hops all nicely in balance
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Porterhouse Cork. Pours a dark and hazy reddish brown with a thin but lasting white head and really nice lacing. Aroma is strong chocolatey butterscotch, with light berry and grassy notes. Quite complex and interesting. Taste is strong and boozy sweetness with a touch of astringent bitterness. Finish is big and malty, with even carbonation and a little bit of a prickle from the booziness. Very nice beer, would happily drink it again.
KnutAlbert (6675) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark red, soft carbonation. Creamy mouth feel. Cereals, bisquits, malt, a hint of redcurrants, burned sugar. Not too sweet - av very impressive Doppelbock. Restoring afer a days walk in the mountains.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 0.9oz swing top bottle into a mug.
Appearance: The body has a deep brownish coppery color with dark reddish amber highlights. On top is a small collar of tan foam. The head slowly settles and clings to the glass as I drink. This makes for lots of cool lacing on the glass.
Smell: It has a big deep aroma with tons of malt character. It has deep roasted grain with notes of burnt caramel, toasted bread and toasted nuts. The alcohol is also noticeable and adds a touch of fusel character which is a little distracting.
Taste/Palate: The flavor is big and full bodied like the aroma and like the aroma it starts with a big bready and roasted grain like base. Inside of it are notes of burnt caramel, toasted bread, and some light toasted nuts. I also pick up some dusty/earthy and mildly fruity yeast as well as some old dried/leafy hop spice. This adds some light bitterness to the background. Mingling through all of this is a very noticeable fusel booziness that has a harsh edge to it.
Notes: There is a lot of depth and complexity but it has its ruff edges too.
Roonai (305) - - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at tapwerks. Pours dark mahogany brown w a hint of ruby and no head. Nose is TONS of molasses and malt and grains. Rich and bready. Taste is rich malt yeast molasses... Overall just a bunch of richness...
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear ruby amber with an off white head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a lot of bread and molasses notes with a hint of dark fruits. Flavor is similar with notes of molasses and bread throughout.
lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I god damn love this beer. Big brown biscuit bomb. All elements are great, flavour particularly. A go-to for me now
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and nutty malt with dark fruits. Flavor is malt dominant, a clean lager character and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
AirForceHops (6081) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml, swing top bottle from Hunger Mountain CO-OP. Deep amber color with tiny white head. Light lace. Nose is raisins dipped in caramel malt. Flavor is figs, maybe dates and bread malt. Plum hints. A mild booziness that is not harsh. Medium in body with a syrupy texture. Nice brew and worth a buy if you want a classic example of the style.
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Brown/amber pour with tan creamy head. The aroma is clove and bread. The taste is rich caramel up front , a hint of butter scotch with nice malty/sweet finish. Yum.