LinusStick (3459) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2009
A nice but overly sweet doppelbock. Aroma was OK. LIght malt and caramel. Pour was a nice dark red with a one finger off white head. Taste was sugary sweet with a hint of caramel in the aftertaste. Nice carbonation with a bisucity aftertaste. Arayaga2 (2197) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Clear amber with thin white head. Aroma is slightly wordy with a good bit of caramel. Taste is same with nice biscuity finish, and apparent alcohol upon exhalation. $2.5/12oz mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottled from Windmill Farms. Pours a copper/amberish color. Aroma is sweet and malty with a good lager aroma. A hint of alcohol is present as well. Full bodied and sweet. Good maltiness. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Nice toffee as well. Tasty bock. ganache (5898) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle. Molasses and grape nose, brown sugar, toffee, and alcohol. Touch of red berry. Deep brown body with ruby overtones still lets light through, clinging tan head big on lace with even bigger legs. Taste initially very dry and crisp, molasses and lightly burnt brown sugar, touch of grape and muted grain. Light smoke and chocolate. Body is full and slurred, strong and warming but without over-the-top booze. A little distilled/grain alcohol, though, which I consider a major off-flavor. Slightly toasty, spice is almost hidden, but the feel is really smooth and chewy and, despite the desired complexity, the overall effect is calming and satisfying as the cooler temperatures set in. emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Pours a dark ruby copper with a thin light tan head. The nose is malty, vinous, bready, mild alcohol, some spicy hop notes, sweet, caramel. The flavor shows a spicy alcohol, caramel, rich chewy malt, tangible bitterness. The palate shows warming alcohol with a thick mouthfeel.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2009
This lager pours with a dark ruby color. Hard to get much out of the nose at all, perhaps a light note of wort, maple, fruit. Flavor actually has some nuance to it and a bit of depth. Notes of dried dark chocolate, roast, toffee and caramel. Nice finish as well. Respectable example of the style, but needs improvement. SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle, #462. Dark mahogany pour with small head and good lacing. Rich malty aroma and flavor. Bit of caramel and some fruity sweetness. Good brew. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2009
bottle, dark brown color with good foam, malty caramel aromas, flavors are nicely balanced caramel and dark fruit, finsih gets a bit flinty at the end but very good overall bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
I wasn’t overly impressed with this beer. It did have a smooth flavor and a nice warming effect. It’s a nice drink for a cold winter night. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Pours light brown with a thin tan head. Smells of molasses, fruit, vegetables. Tastes overly sweet and unbalanced. Not what I was hoping for.