weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
On tap at Malvern...
Appears a dark crimson with a light tan head that slowly fades into a gentle cap and lasting collar. Lots of streaky lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of cocoa, rich english toffee, mild anise, vanilla, and caramel.
Taste is of the above mentioned aromas with more roasted nut flavors pulling through.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied of malted grain with rich mollasses and brown sugar weighing heavily on the tongue. Notes of butter rum raisin cake and toffee ice cream linger along the palate with some boozy heat. Sweet and chewy. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 24, 2007
KSBF07 Poured a dark red with small head. Aroma was of caramel malts dark fruits and some chocolate. Flavor was much the same roasted bitter chocolate some spices as well. Not bad at all.
BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy, light brown head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate), light hops (grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of toffee. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Dark mahogony pour small tan head. Big sweet wheat bread w/ sugar aroma, other hints of chocolate and maybe a fig or plum in the background. Well coated palate but a bit thin. odd taste, sweet caramel, wheat, something off but I can’t place it.. still ok though. User37895 (3042) - - OCT 12, 2007
KSBF07. Poured reddish-brown, thin off white head, ok lacing. The aroma was brown sugar and dried dark fruits, faint chocolate. Flavor was raisins, brown sugar, sligthly bittered chocolate, finishing with other dark fruit/figgy notes and some caramel. Mouthfeel was full for the style, nicely done.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
ksbf 07. Pours a deep amber/toasty brown with a thin white head. Aroma is a bit on the caramelly sweet side and not as toasty as I would like, but still has hints of nuts, and light munich hints but lots of caramel and crystal malts- a bit sharp smelling. Full flavor of caramel malts, dried fruits, apricot hints, toffee, and a light bitterness in the end. Fairly smooth finish with a good body. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Poured a deep mahogany color body with a small, lasting beige head. Aroma was brown sugar, carmel, and raisins. Roasted malt and brown sugar flavors dominate with some hints of molasses and a little alcohol. Pretty good Doppel. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Finish is licorice, lots of raw graininess and sticky malt. Vague suggestions of figs, dates, and other fruits. Some toffee and coffee. But the licorice carries the day and i don’t much favor licorice. sloth (2910) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Enjoyed @ the pub. Poured a small tan head, fair retention with spotty laceing. An almost black brew but with deep ruby red highlights. Nose of medium sweet malts, caramel, roast and a light spiceyness. Body is med/full, creamy on the palate. Good roast and light coffee flavors, licorice and caramel malts, light sourness and a light earthiness. Finish is lightly sweet and lingering. Alcohol is well hidden. A nice Doppel! desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Very dark ruby/mahogany with little head. There’s alcohol in there for sure, but it doesn’t sem like too much else. Bitter and sweet, too one-dimensional.