Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours a deep red amber with thin head. Aroma is big sweet caramelized malts, big caramunich, vienna breadiness, toffee, earth leather, slight fruitiness and light hops. Flavor is caramel, toffee molasses, light earth, grass, nuts, biscuit, with a medium finish and light astringency in the end. Ok. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Rating #9 of the beer. Pours garnet in color with a trim beige head. Smells and tastes of raisins, rye, black licorice, earth, and malt. Bolder in aroma than flavor, but this is still pretty awesome for a Dukles -- easily the best I’ve had since I was in Germany. BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Deep mahogany body with a nice top. Not much nose is able to be coaxed from this one. The body proves quite sweet for the style, plenty of unfermented sugars. Perhaps this batch is a bit under-attenuated? A fine medley of caramunich and vienna malts and the like. Enjoyable. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2010
Pours a reddish brown. Aromas of chocolate/nuts/ and some fruit. Flavor didn’t stand up to the aroma. A little chocolate/coffee taste. tiffanya (45) - Federal Way, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Pint from draught at the Milton Tavern. Sweet, sticky, rich. Caramel-toffee malts with notes of nuts and spice. The alcohol definitely brought a smile to my face, similar to what scrizzz reported (funny!)...I found myself grinning ear-to-ear by the time I finished the pint.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2008
draught at brewery. rich toasty even breakfast oatmeal aroma, rich heavy clear brown, nice lacing. heavily malted complex goodness. long roasted finish. makes me smile JoeMcPhee (9517) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
At the brewpub. Served way too cold, around 4-5 degrees C. Nice burgundy colour. No aroma at all until about 10 minutes of trying to massage some heat into it, but once it had warmed, it gave off a lovely rich malty aroma, toffee, caramel, rye bread, licorice and light spice. Full-bodied. Flavour shows a big maltiness, molasses, licorice, dark cherry. Yeast gives off an interesting minty and herbal character. Once warmed, is a solid brew. Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
Dark brown with auburn highlights. Aroma of earthy, chocolatey malt. Full body. Smooth, dark malt palate. Slight raspberry note. Chewy, toffeeish finish. Served way too cold, this beer was useless at first glance, but opened up as it warmed and is actually quite a good bock. Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
Didn't care much for this one.Brown in color, beige head. Slightly metallic malt nose.Flavor is all malt but with a yeasty, fatty ending. Decent body drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Gold Medalist at the 2001 GABF. The new batch was just recently released with much anticipation (at least on my behalf). Very dark color, very modest flavor. Very mellow and perfectly round. The malt is teeming with nuttiness and baked bread and the alchohol gives way to licorice and vinous notes. Although not really a big beer, this is definitely a very well crafted brew.