aracauna (3692) - Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Very dark. A bit overcarbonated. Flavor is sweet and not a whole lot else. A bit disappointing. craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Smell is a woodsy kind of sweetness, maybe caramel. The color is a deep brown, almost black and a nice light tan head. A light sweetness and a slightly bitter aftertaste. I wish the wood taste would come through a bit more. A pretty light body and thin feeling in the mouth. Overall I enjoyed the beer but I was expecting more. scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Poured a very dark brown, almost black, with a thin off-white head. Aroma has wood with some chocolate and caramel. Some dark fruits and yeast as well. Taste has lots of chocolate with some slightly syrupy flavors. Quite sweet with just the right amount of wood. Aftertaste has toffee and candy. Overall very nice. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
22oz bottle. Dark brown \ black pour, thin tan head. Looks like a cola. Sweet aroma of dark malts, date sugars, dark fruit, wood, leather, and alcohol. Creamy texture, a bit of burn. Tastes of dark malt sugar, some molasses, roasted barley, alcohol. Mellowed out from the wood, not a lot of harshness. Finishes with a bitter chocolate character. Overall a standard, strong, Doppelbock. Aged on wood. (3319) Travlr (26270) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Draft. Clear maroon color, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of lemon and chocolate, an odd combo. Taste is bitter chocolate and caramel. Not bad.
Cybercat (6220) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2012
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Cask. Almost black, tan large bubble head. Aroma of subtle peppermint and chocolate. Taste is vanilla, prunes, raisins, plums. Nice.
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Strong aroma is mainly fruity and yeasty. It pours a deep, opaque sable that is just a couple whiskers above black, with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, light tan head. Flavor exceeds the expectations of the aroma: strongly malty with yeasty and caramel notes and a fruity hint. Smooth texture has good body and good fizz. Look forward to more planks in this series! Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2012
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt, spicy, earthy. Tastes of spice, some chocolate, some sweet hints, fruity undertones and an earthy finish. bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with a half inch tan head that went away quickly. There’s a small amount of lacing. Aroma is rich and malty, the brew smells like caramel, toasted/bready malt, wood, and some dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some molasses. It’s a mostly sweet tasting beer, but there’s also a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit sticky and very smooth with moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew, I liked it. For $7.99 a bomber, I’d buy it again. Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
Tasted at Heavy Seas Tap Takeover @ Hempen Hill BBQ porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 19, 2012
Cola-like color. Thin white head that fades to just a small ring around the top.
Aroma is very malty. Caramel, bread. and dark fruit. Mild oaky/wood aroma.
Taste pretty much follows the aroma. Moderate sweetness before a quick and clean slightly more bitter finish.
Smooth and creamy, a little bit sticky. Low carbonation. Very drinkable. ABV not noticeable.
(22 oz. (2012) from Jason’s) Pours dark cola brown with four fingers of steady tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cola, caramel . Mouthfeel smooth, lightly milk-shakey although thinnish. Flavor of chocolate/cocoa, lightly spicy cola/birch beer, caramel, licorice(?), hint of wood. ABV well-integrated. Not quite ballsy enough to be a really good doppel but pretty good.