badgerben (5323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Murky brown color with a thin head. Aroma of sweet celery. Very bittersweet malt taste with a finish of mint. Possibly some grape or plum bits at the end. Weird. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2005
A pre-release growler. how nice. Not as nice as a bottle-conditioned sample like some people get...sigh...Anyway...
Pours from the growler a deep russet brown, with a slim, disappearing head (looked bigger on pre-release pints my pals enjoyed this afternoon...maybe it’s the glass I’ve employed)...
Aroma is rich and sweet, toffeeish, deep with malt, and, frankly, delicious...a most sublime candy bar, melted down, and whipped up for us to enjoy, very likable, hell, lovable!
Thick entry on the mouth, slick, supremely tasty, malt-tastic, I say, the very key to happiness, found in a beer glass.
Caramel is here, too, all the sweet malts at work...and the intoxication starts it’s course...
Mouthfeel is nice and mild, sweet, but never too much so, lighty drying off in the finish, leaving every new sip and suckle all the more satisfying. A wonderful shock of fantastic taste greets one anew.
Goes down with ease, though the booze factor jumps and demands to be noticed...not too hard, but it slows down appreciation.
This is a kind creation of Mr. Haug, a well-appreciated doppel, and I’m glad I finally got a beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2004
This beer won Silver medal at the Real Ale Cask Ales in Chicago for dopplebocks last year, although this was the tap version, none-the-less I know why. Yummy sweet chocolate! Color is a very deep brown with infused mahogany reddish edges. Small but thickly tight and creamy cocoa brown head. Aroma is darkly sweet with malts and chocolate, a very interesting blend of chocolate anf dark fruits of banana and dulled dark cherry with slight touches of molasses, toffee, and raisin. Taste is fantastic; smooth, thick, and creamy with a great carry over from the smell. Again the tastes blend well together of sweet milk chocolate and dark fruits, mostly banana with some molasses, dark toffee, and toches of raisin and cherry. Very interestingly yummy! A puree of fruits and chocolate. Silky smooth fell thats nearly full and has a fairly calm carbonation lending some excellent quaffability. Darn good stuff. Many samples at Winterfest in St. Paul 2004. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2003
Cask at the RAF 2003: Light red brown, I felt like it should be a bit darker. . . Good smokey toffee aroma, along with some roasted caramelized bananas. Great on the palate, with a silky mouthfeeel, spicy with a hint of yeast. . .good finish. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2003 cask (RAF): Shiny ethnic amber with a sweet, nutty, berry jam, alcoholic, fermented cherry juice aroma..starts sweet with nutty notes and bitter fruit jam..
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Have you ever thought a girl was too sweet? I experienced that at St. Paul Winterfest 2/8/03. This is it. ISH! she gave good head though. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Served at Winterfest in St. Paul, MN on Feb. 8. Good, heavy alcohol aroma. Extremely and overbearingly malty flavor. I've heard of bitter beer face (which is a joke, by the way), but this brew will give you malty beer face.