HoppityHop (206) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2010
If you think this beer sucks, YOU suck! No, it’s not an Oktoberfest lager like it states on the label, and no, it’s not a dopplebock either.........what it IS is a fantastic chocolatey imperial dark lager that tastes much like a huge (triple?) brown ale. Chocolate and caramel malt shines through, and finishes smooth. Aroma is all malt. A great beer that unfortunately doesn’t fit into any particular style. Erie brews great beer. beerlover82 (241) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Luscious-looking dark ruby-red/amber, with a thin white head, no lacing, poor retention.
Nutty scents with some dark fruits, caramel, pineapple make up the aromas of this brew. Very pleasant nose here, makes one curious and eager to taste.
Excellent smooth and chewy mouth of dark caramel malts, creamy vanillaness, some dark tango fruits and faint hops. Good solid medium, drinkable body, with big carbonation.
An overall decent brew, good doppelbock but not even a great example, would have again, worth having once, maybe twice. tnkw01 (1756) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Loved this beer. Really is a hybrid of two of my favorite styles. Has that amber color and balanced aroma of a marzen beer and the malty very slightly sweet flavor of a doppelbock. Goodgrief (2039) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2008
Dec. 2007 - Dark brown pour with decent head and lacing. Strong aroma of chocolate malt balls...you know those "Whoppers" things that your grandma used to eat when you were a kid. The flavor was strong and rich...chocolate malt balls, some roasty smoke and some bitterness. Bordering on too sweet, but a nice wintertime beer. Like the Railbender, this is interesting. I must seek out more of these Erie beers...they’re anything but bland and boring. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of beachbum25. Pours ruby red with a thin white head. Smells of tarte cherries, vegetal, some sweet malt, roses. Tastes of molasses, spice, some sweet malt, touches of cinnamon. Good!
Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle pours clear garnet with tan head. The aroma is musty malts shuffling over to some malt roastiness with thin layers of dark fruitiness and a sense of caramel back off in the background. It has a light aroma but it seems pretty darn nice. The taste begins with malts both sweet and roasty that create a pleasing mix. Soon after modest notes of figs and dates and caramel pick up and join in to midway. Into the finish malt roastiness, a touch of caramel and some cherry hard candy take this to closure. Nice. The moderate level of malt roastiness keep this from being overly sweet. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle… Pours clear and very dark. When held up to bright light, I see ruby. Small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nose is a swirl of NYC street-vendor candied cashews, vanilla, chocolate, espresso and mild campfire smoke. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The sweet, malty flavor runs parallel to the aroma – toasted nuttiness alongside mocha and a splash of vintage port that lingers well into the finish. A careful, conservative hop schedule and black malt bitterness prevent the sweetness from running absolutely rampant. Underrated. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Smells a bit like a Cow Tail or Bulls Eye - one of those caramel candies filled with vanilla creme. Flavor is caramel malt with a medium body. Surprisingly good from a brewer I otherwise don’t care for. JawVer (39) - - JUN 28, 2012
12 oz bottle pours dark brown with a hint of red. Toffee notes after the beer has a chance to open up. Not exceptional but would drink again. edgallow (4218) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2012
12 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is malts, chocolate and smoke.
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