waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2008
bottle. I was really excited about this beer and was not disappointed. chestnut pour with thin head and lacing. raosted malt just a hint of chocolate and coffee. plum and raison in aroma. Exceptionaly smooth. light fruit. Hops are just right. mild roasted nuttiness. sugars dance on tounge. I was really excited that this was aged with Stranahans oak chips. However I didn’t really get much of their impression. Regardless this was a beautiful beer. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Pours mahogany/copper with a thin white head. Smells of roasted malt, fruity, some tartness, dry, vanilla, earthy, peppery. Tastes of sweet malt, some roasty hints, pepper, earth, some dryness, oaky, some toffee, cognac. Velvety finish swanmann (777) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2008
The bottle poured rich ruby amber color with medium tan head quickly settling to thin white ring, Delicate lacing. A very fruity aroma, almost like apples or apricots, is carried along on smoky oak and sweet caramel and vanilla, with some alcohol. The flavor reminds me of vanilla bourbon, with a soft carb and mouthfeel. Well balanced acidity and mild hoppy bite. Characteristics definitely expand as it warms. Wiseblood (701) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Amber with a thin head. Malty, sugary aromas with some oak and toffee. Darker malts and fruits make up the flavor, also some light chocolate and some grass. Very fruity for a doppelbock, but backed up with some malts and sugar. Noticeable bitterness in the finish. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Deep copper pour no carbonation, tiny soapy head. Big sweet aroma, lots of carmels, some butters a hot acididc hop w/ a touch of whiskey and wood. Avg Pal. Real light whiskey w/ sweet vanillas, light oak, lots of carmels, a touch of wheaty grains. I like it much better than the regular version.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle Christmas Present courtesy of a brew loving buddy.
Amber/brown color,small off white head that had a short hang time then faded quickly to leave slight bit behind.The aroma was nicely malty with some hints of caramel and roastiness,a slight hint of possibly coffee or really dark chocolate.The flavor was very good malty flavor up front with some nice roast in there as well as a bit of caramel and some faint hints of chocolate and posiibly some fruit,but that only shows when the brew warms up a bit.Over all a fairly nice brew that is decently smooth and has just a hint of alcohol in the end.Well worth having again. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
From the Firkin at the brewery. No head and not much carbonation. Lots of wood and vanila and some bourbon too. Flavors were similar with a lot al alchol burn in the finish. Not bad. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Cask @ Flying Dog. Poured a slightly hazed amber color. The aroma was of whiskey and vanilla. Malty with some estery undertones. The flavor is a mix of whiskey, wood, esters and malt. Hint of tartness. Light to medium bodied. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2007
On cask at Flying Dog. Deep hazy copper in color with no head. It was poured off a firkin and there was no carbonation. Vanilla woody aroma. Woody oak malty flavor. Vanilla and tart notes. Medium bodied. Finish is woody. Decent. NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber in color with no head. The aroma is of a light whiskey (vanilla/oak mix). There is a big flavor of sweet malts, vanilla, and oak. This DB has almost a sherry like character in the warm finish. It is really well balanced. Well worth the hefty price tag if you can get your hands on it. It is a really limited production, only 5000 bottles or so.