argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(draft) Small beige head atop crystal clear mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, some cinnamon/anise. Taste is sweet, caramel, raisin, chocolate, light cinnamon, alcohol warming. Smooth, low carbonation, medium-full body, some stickiness. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
(Draught) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of molasses, raisins, nuts, caramel, and roastiness. Flavor of dark fruit, toasted bread, toffee, and caramel. hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2008
On tap. Poured a deeper orangish/brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, nuts, with some light chocoloate and roastiness. Tastes of toffee, caramel, light chocolate, and all around malty. Light lacing left on the glass. Alcohol content well hidden. Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
On tap at Pizza Plant. Smell the malt, see the dark brown. Sweet, carmel, but mellows. Mocha head, lace. Fresh. Above average carbonation. Easy drinking, some hop at end. Clean crisp finish. MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
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JoeMcPhee (9448) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
Earthy, leafy hoppiness spices up the bready caramel maltiness of this clean and perhaps too lean Doppelbock.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear mahogany.
-For a doppelbock, this drinks like a regular Dunkler Bock.
-The aroma has some quirky notes which aren’t that appealing.
-The body is silky and well rounded, yet does not create the comfort and wealth I associate with the style.
-The bready finish is pleasant, but not compelling enough to have me quickly return for another sip.
On tap at The Great Lost Bear, ME.
Growler from Whole Foods Bowery. Deep brown amber beer, creamy tan head. Aroma is rich and sweet. Very clean and malty with lots of sweet toasted caramel character over dates and figs. Lightly earthy throughout but with lots of malty sweetness. Balanced though, with a good richness, but still well-attenuated and very clean. A touch of smokiness and brown sugar throughout. Some rye bread character as well. I think this is underrated... really tasty, IMO. 3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2008
Draft @ RFD. Cola brown, mostly clear but dark. Peppery sharp flavor up front, spicy and sweet and with a light alcohol tingle as well, but then it quickly settles out into more of a sweet cola, chocolate, light toast, light smoke character, with some plum and black cherries and some dry oak as well. Texture is sharp and biting up front, smoother and oily on the back. There’s something strange in this beer that I can’t quite place, I don’t hate it and I don’t love it, I’m just not sure what it is. It seems almost like one of those 10-11% imperial stouts where you never really feel or tastes the alcohol but there’s a thin butane like character than your palate picks up to signal the high octane. TaktikMTL (7874) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Great Lost Bear (Portland, ME). Arôme: Odeur de raisins et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avce une pointe de petits fruits foncés et de chocolat. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel fruité en arrière goût. (Rating #1699) swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2008
On tap @ Mr Goodbar, Buffalo NY. Pours a reddish brown with little head. Aroma is sweet caramelized malts, toffee, fruity. Taate is fruity upfront with sweetness to follow. Some caramel-toffee flavor at the end. Almost too sweet for me & possibly not robust enough. Seems well rounded & alcohol is hidden quite well Braudog (6781) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Draft pint at Taphouse on Queensway. This is a lurkingly dark and contemplative beer with a deep red color and a big sticky head. It delivers itself in a large chewy package, full of roasty malt, brown sugar and a hearty portion of medicinal alcohol. Like their description says, this could substitute for a meal just fine. (#3352, 3/20/2008)