eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Big thick chewy bread and caramel. Fairly sweet with little to no bitterness. Just chewy goodness. Reminds me of a thicker Celebrator. wlajwl (6942) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Smell of wood and malt in the aroma while the appearance is solid amber. The taste is malty as a good doppelbock should be with a background of acidity that leans towards the cedar’s influence. A very good doppelbock, not the best but still good and a little unique. thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JUL 15, 2011
rating from memory because this has been discontinued. will be replaced by nommo dubbel. both scent and flavor were far too dominatined by cedar. i wish i had aged some. cedar probably would mellow and thus make for a better beer. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
bottle. a little over 2 years on it. doughy sweet dried fruits with a touch of sherry oxidation, and some light cardboard. cedar character has faded over time but some light spiced bread character is still present. not bad, but probably better fresher. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2011
750 ml. bottle corked n’ caged- 2010 vintage, technically expired in may 2011, but I think it’ll be fine- Pours a beautiful semi cloudy ruby red with a nice 2 finger off white head. Aroma is malt, cherry (assuming from the cedar aging), definite wood, little hops. The flavor is sweet malt, cherries, cedar wood, deep and complex yet very drinkable and sessionable, there is a mild bitterness, mostly coming off as dry. This beer could get you into trouble, I could session this all night, and be shitfaced halfway through the night. The body is full, carbonation is medium high, finish is extremely dry yet sweet.
drowland (8888) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
6/26/11. 750mL bottle. Creamy brown/red pour with a thick, frothy brown head that lasts a long time and laces a little. Relatively subtle aroma of sweet caramels and brown sugar with a touch of metal and wood. Caramelized and burnt sugars in the flavor that packs a more bitter coffee punch than the aroma along with a hint of wood and a dash of metal. Not bad! smith4498 (3650) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle from a trade with crajun. Bours clear medium brown color with off white head. Aromas of cedar, caramel and toffee with some dough. The cedar really comes through adding a spiciness to the flavor. Medium body with average carbonation. The cedar adds an interesting touch that I really enjoyed. Thanks Kevin. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle, thanks to adam I believe. Clear red brown with a beige head. Dough malt aromas with a slight medicinal infection. Sweet red fruit dough. Dirty funky. Thin body. That medicinal infection kinda kills it. 5/3/6/3/12
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle for pikapp327’s graduation! Brownish pour with a huge tan head. Aroma is alcohol, dates, and brown sugar. Taste is smoked meat, more dark fruit, malts, sugars, and alcohol. Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Reddish brown pour with a small amount of off-white head that does not stick around for very long. Small amount of cedar in the aroma with some dark fruit and caramel. More cedar in the taste which makes this a very intesting Doppelbock. Banana and raisin flavors as well. I enjoyed this - very different.