Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Thanks to JPDipso for sharing this: Pours a dark crimson color, small white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, cherrys and wheaties. Flavor is smooth, lots of toasted malt, dark fruit notes. JPDIPSO (6240) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Dark copper with a small off white head. Maple syrup and brown sugar aromas. Mostly sweet and malty. Normally that is not a bad thing but that seems to be the only thing going on in this on. Not much for depth or balance. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Tasted at the Tosa YeHA 2005 and provided via Heemer77, I figured:StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Slightly hazed brown with reddish highlights with a minimal head and lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, prune, apple, butterscotch (but a good thing here), brown sugar and earthy yeast esters. the taste is sort of cloy, sticky sweet malts and ripe fruit with a yeast background. Not much sharpness or hop notes. The feel is quite average, sticky and smooth. It is okay really but does not make much of a lasting statement.
Clear yet semi-translucent with a bright cherry lacquered Target furniture brown color. No head, little bit of lace. Aroma antagonizes with pistachios, grenadine drizzle and a touch of port with a few cocoa beans that fell victim to an open vat of said liquid. Flavor comes about and luckily this one hasn’t bitten the dust just yet, as the nose had alluded to. Slight sprits on the palate but gently carbonated. Sweet Hershey syrup, a dash of amaretto and a caramel coated raisin embody the lighter-fairing doppelbock. Chocolate toffee backdoors it just in time to be assigned the role of "aftertaste." Thanks for brining the Milwaukee crew a bottle, heemer! DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Clear brown body. Tart-malty aroma - classic bock with a dark brown touch. The flavor is really sweet - loads of brown sugar, brown malt with a tomato-y tartness. Sticky mouthfeel.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange with just a slim ring of beige head. Chocolate and caramel malts, dark berries, and a pleasant nuttiness in the nose, however a bit subdued. Definitely enjoyed the flavor.. carried through the aroma, but with a little more oomph... very nice chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness in there. Somewhat thin on the palate and rather sweet, but smooth and quite drinkable. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2005
The beer pours to a dark brown body with a thin khaki head. The aroma is lightly nutty and caramelly. Some light wood notes. The flavor is brown sugar, sweet pralines, light nutty chocolate, nice sweet powdered sugar. The palate may be a touch sweet, but it has a good smooth and easy to drink mouthfeel. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2005
reddish brown small tan head decent lacing. Smells sweet very sweet malts carmel and brown sugar some woody notes very sweet. Palate is fairly avg decent coating. Flavor is sweet plums carmel other sugars a bit syruppy a touch warm in the finish.. a good beer.. better than it’s current rank. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Nice shiny and clear mahoganey body. Thin bubbly tan head. Bready sweet chocolate aroma. Some roasty pinecone hops also in aroma. Nice flavor, a bit overly sweet with nutty chocolate, licorice, roasted caramel. I agree, it is "a bit" flat, but not completely flat and not a bad thing (I don’t like overly fizzy beers). Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark mahogany with only a ring of bubbles. Seems flat, from the pour. Aroma is very nutty (smells like dried leaves in the fall) with the sweet malt taking the background. Flavor again is nutty up front, with some sweet caramel malt, and lots of roasted grain. Average doppel.