Nuffield (4180) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
This was fine (italicize fine) but below expectations. Amber where I would have preferred this a little darker, caramelly and a bit syrupy (for flavor) where it needs a little something more. Doesn’t hit the strengths of a German doppelblock; more a bock than a doppelbock. Still, was easy drinking enough and has some interest and layers. Bottle. TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bomber. Poured a clear amber with a thin white top. Flavors of sweet malts, caramel, syrup, and dark fruit. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall: malty goodness! wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle at a tasting.
Aroma: Nice caramel and cookie scent.
Appearance: Dark amber body, spare head.
Taste: Buttery toffee! Delicious stuff.
Palate: Full body, kind of sticky.
Overall: What a treat! It’s like butter toffee and cookies in a bottle. Definitely recommend. Fatehunter (2568) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Poured a thin head on a cloudy light brown colored body.
The aroma is dry wood and dark malt. Interesting.
The taste is wonderful. It’s fairly sweet overall, but less "annoying sweet" than most doppelbocks. There’s definitely a syrup flavor with a background of dry malt sweetness.
The texture is slightly sticky with moderate carbonation.
Well worth trying. cubs (10640) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy, dark reddish appearance with a light brown head that doesn’t have much retention. A bit smoky, thick molasses, goopy sweet malty, a bit nutty, maple aroma. Fairly sweet, maple, caramel, big sappy molasses, slightly fruity, burnt flavor. A bit big on booze and sweetness, but still pretty tasty.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Red-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of birch and brown sugar. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of caramel and dark fruit notes, as well as some sweetness from the birch sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pour on tap, dark brownish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, slight woody notes with a hint of dark fruits, slight caramel, touch of brown sugar in there with a hint of chocolate. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, slight coffee, chocolate, lots of dark fruits, slight wood, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. Not bad. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
(22oz bomber thanks to mora2000) clear amber, wispy offwhite bubbles. Nose of caramel, bit papery, raisin, sweet and German. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, raisin, date, medium to thin body and sweet linger. n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1/12/12)ryanfolty (2574) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Aroma: Dried fruits, caramel, and brown sugar.
Appearance: A hazy brown color with a medium off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweetness, and slightly tart.
Palate: Medium bodied, sticky texture, and an average carbonation.
January 6, 2013 - bottle from AV3. Clear brownish orange pour with large head. Head faded relatively quickly, but left a thin layer that lasted for a bit. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit, hops and a sweetness from the syrup. Taste starts with the caramel and dark fruit, then moves into some bitterness from the hops and finishes with some alcohol and syrupy sweetness. Medium thickness and some carbonation.