burgy (460) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Aromatics are mild at best, lots of raisin’s and the like. Appearance is deep ruby, and light on head. Taste is heavy with oak, plum, and rasin’s. Palate is overly carbonated. Overall, its not bad. I wish it was more rounded. dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
This initially is quite malty, but after the shock change from the IPA I had before it it’s quite good. The flavor is sweet but not overly so, with a good chewy body and nice toffee notes. Actually quite excellent. The alcohol is very well hidden. Fantastic even on a 100+ degree day in Vegas. martinrumsam (586) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Wow. Nice high quality ale. Deep coppery colour with small beige head. Rich fruity aroma complex taste of malts And dried fruits high alcohol content is just detectable but not intrusively a fine beer. Had this in a Todd English pub where idiots were drinking pints of bud light in a 7 second challenge. The fools. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
This looks clear, clean, and deep red in color, much like a sweet barleywine. It smells much like an old ale, sweet and malty, with soft, musky wood and alcohol defining the aroma. It’s so very soft in the mouth (oh, this should be consumed at around 60 degrees in my opinion) and tastes so very classy and full, with a hard candy-like sweetness in the finish. Toasted and caramel malts are really clean and decorative. This is a fabulously delicious beer. Simple, but strong (the alcohol is well-masked somehow), and it tastes like a well-aged barleywine or old ale. Wood is present, but complimentary. I have to say I’m actually very impressed by this beer - much more than I expected to be. A bright, malty, and alcoholic finish tops the bill. This may be my favorite selection from Alaskan. Yes, I think it is. Wow, this beer is good. It tastes like a chocolate bar at times, and like a cheesecake at others. Baffling. Delicious. Drink this at room temp!!! Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft at Beveridge. Clear ruby color, big whitenhead, solid lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel toast. Taste is boozy sweet nutella and caramel.
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bomber. Nice pour, clear copper with no lacing and a moderate head. I’m partial to this style, but I’m also picky. I don’t get a lot of the complex notes mentioned in the description, I think because the alcohol content is slightly too high, ever for a "triple bock". The aroma is very good, though...very appetizing. The taste is OK, I get the woodiness and toastyness, and a little bit of chocolate, but it’s not as good as many regular "doppelbocks" I’ve had. I think it’s a little heavy-handed, and too much of a good thing perhaps. Wish I could rate it better, but alas...What can I say - it’ll get ya drunk! Roonai (319) - - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle from Deyholla. Pours a rich amber with low brown head that dissipates. nose is load of caramel-y malts with some roasty smoke to cut into the sweetness a bit. Taste is similar- loads of toffee caramel and roast. Very enjoyable and enough complexity to keep me interested :-) deyholla (12253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear deep sappy amber with a gray head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a nice sweet grain, biscuit and toffee note with a bit of fruits and some backing oak and vanilla notes. Flavor starts with biscuit and toffee and has more oak, roasted malts and vanilla in the finish with a touch of dark fruits. iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22oz bottle from BevMo! by Liberty Station, don’t remember the price.Clear orange brown with a small yellowish beige head, fading to a thin ring rather quickly. Toasty oak and a lot of sweet caramel in the nose, some toasted grain, a bit of fig and sherry in the back end. Glancing at a few reviews, I was afraid that this would be crazy sweet and the oak wouldn’t be able to balance the beer. There is a ton of oak--doesn’t seem toasty, and more of the new oak vanilla shines through--but the caramel is a touch restrained and toasty malt seems to come forth more. That said, it’s still fairly sweet, and this first glass is plenty. Bitterness peaked at a 2ish in the finish, the 10.5% ABV is masked quite well. Low soft carbonation with a big full body. Definitely need to be a fan of big beers and heavy oak to enjoy this one. Solid enough, but man, that oak is strong. It’d probably be a diabetes beer if it wasn’t, though. jhgrantjr (478) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at Friendly Spot. Pours a deep copper color with a small head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, vanilla, amazing smell. Flavor is sweet too. Dark fruit and oaky, really interesting. As it warms it has a warm flavor. Good beer.
Copper/mahogany pour with an off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel, oak, vanilla, and cola. Some dark fruit, chocolate, and molasses. Sweet flavors of molasses, dark fruit, caramel, and vanilla. A heavy oak note, chocolate, cola, and light roast. Maybe a touch of nuts.
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