thornecb (6201) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Pours dark mahogany into a stem glass. Mocha head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet molasses and toffee aromas. Dry plum and prune from front to back. Lasting sweet molasses and mild wood in the finish. Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown but with little head retention. But it was not undercarbonated. Had a nice velvety body that went down all too smooth for the abv. Notes of raisin and plum, and brown sugar and molasses. Very sweet, but without being overly ’sugary’. I don’t know that I could have distinctly picked up the ’poplar’ or ’eucalyptus’, but you can taste the woody/vanilla character. I actually found this quite an enjoyable sipper. nimbleprop (9048) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2012
22oz bottle at RFD pours a hazy, mahogany brown with some thin, white head. Nose is malty, lightly fruity, plum, apple. Flavor is sweet, caramel, apples, plum, light coconut, sugary malt. Full bodied, malty finish. ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a tinge of ruby on the edges and a thin tan head. Aroma is rich and malty, with caramel, toasted bread, wood, and some dark fruit. Taste pretty much follows the aroma. Moderate sweetness before a quick and clean slightly more bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit sticky and very smooth with moderate carbonation.
jgasparine (10) - USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours a cola-brown with a light tan head, which was semi-retained. Aroma is akin to a classic German dopplebock- stewed malts, melanoidin, very low levels of noble hops. There is a slight roasty wood overtone here. Nose is overall good- not exceptionally strong tho. Flavor is reminiscent of Celebrator with a mild to moderate woody note... just a *tiny* hint of smoke. Finish is rich, malty, and lingers. Body is medium-plus, with some nice soft carbonation. No EtOH burn. Overall, a very good beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (8377) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
From the 6/2012 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was malty molasses, dark fruits, bubblegum and soy sauce. The flavor was tangy dark fruits, molasses and touches of wood and raisin. Medium finish and moderately full bodied. Solid. beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle pours dark red/brown with a thin tan head. Scent is sweet malts, caramel and a hint of wood. Taste is chocolate, caramel and wood. Tmoney99 (15228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown color with a moderate light brown frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Good toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced dark sweet flavor with a medium smooth dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid doppelbock.
jw0406 (1320) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
22 oz bottle pours aa dark brown odor wit a nice off white head. Aromas of dark malt, wood. Medium bodied, malty finish Patrickctenchi (6832) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours nearly black, good tan head..
Aroma is malty, dark fruit, wet woods..
Flavour is fruity and bright, caramel...and of course the wood tones...
The eucalyptus gives a little cough-drop tingle to it, while the poplar is sprightly and a little tart and crisp.
Very, very, good beer.