ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 ounce sample from brewpub. Clear garnet red pour with creamy off white head. Malty caramel aroma. Chewy malt, nicely balanced. Good sweetness, pleasant bitterness. Tasyt, well crafted brew.
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. Some roastiness in the nose present with some caramelly aromas and a bit of rusted metal. Some floral notes also come through. Transparent dark amber color with a light tan head and fair lacing. Sticky, sweet, roasted caramelly flavor to start with some lingering banana yeast flavors. Roasted, slight metallic finish. Smooth, but a little too sweet for style.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flavor:caramel,light cooked vegetable.....
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
En fût chez American Flatbread, Burlington, VT. Robe brune aux reflets cuivrés sans mousse. Arômes légers... Saveurs de caramel et de fruits rouges.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Sampled at American Flatbread on April 134, 2006. I would like to state upfront that I really like doppelbocks... strike that... LOVE doppelbocks. This HOWEVER was a miserable version as it was terribly SPENT yeast and tarred malt. The appearance is thin, somewhat root beer malty and kinda tinny. I am saddened that this did not work out.
ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught pint at the brewery with Muzzlehatch on 3/11/06
Deep ruddy-amber with deeper chocolate brown notes, approximately transluscent with a small bit of cream-yellow head atop, fading eventually to ring, little to no lacing.
Heavy toffee and buttercream rises up to meet me, with a strong dose of yeast and plenty of bready spicing from the various German brown malts used, and noble hops. Bready again, with a choco-caramel note that seems to get drowned out in the yeast on the end.
Flavor shows light soy-toffee, earthy, brown bread beginning to build on the palate, with a very deep, but yet very resigned roastiness. Chewy, chocolate and caramel fight threw heavy yeastiness, coupled with spicy noble hops, but it all comes out too heavy. The beginning, with the hint of roast and light chocolate flare really hints at potential, but the beer seems to be too vinous and bready, overloading the palate with heavy, thick flavors as did the Alt. Texture is thick and chewy again, with some residual sugary grit, no alcohol apparent, though a touch of warmth on the end. Carbonation is moderate.
muzzlehatch (4601) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pint at the brewpub, with ClarkVV. "Jonahtor", huh? Well, keeping the tradition alive...strangely. Pours a dark, hazy copper that clears up fairly quickly, little head....bit of caramel and light herbal/bready qualities in the nose, sort of a pumpernickel with spices or something....the body is lightly syrupy and smoky in texture, fairly sweet and a touch woody with dry herbs (tarragon, rosemary) evident, and turning somewhat grapy and licorice-touched towards the rather thick, near-cloying sweet finish. Not a disaster, but it doesn’t really gel.
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pinte dégustée chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’épices. Apparence: Couleur ambrée foncée. Aucun col et aucune dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #445)