DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
11/20/2016 -- from notes: 22oz bottle, from BC's Bottle Lodge. Shared with Steph. Pours red brown with a ring of off-white head. A little tartness is noticeable up front, with some dark-fruity malt character, and bourbon oak. A little sour for sure, but doesn't spoil the beer entirely. Some alcohol warmth, moderate bitter, lighter sweet though.. more dry. Mild bite in the back end. Kind of spicy. Medium to bigger body, kind of slick. Light carbonation. Seems a little off, past its prime. Dated 4/24/15. Decent to share and enjoy with our Aladdin's take-out. cards04 (2962) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2017
Infected. Sour and slightly boozy. Not quite sure what else I'm supposed to say. Disappointed. edgallow (4762) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon and some caramel. Taste is raisins, nutty and bourbon keepersj12 (3143) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Pours a nice red amber color with a thin tan head. The aroma has dark fruit with some bread. The flavor is sour with some bourbon and wood. Lots of alcohol to burn the throat.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sulawang (1219) - - JUN 1, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 1.5 years). Pours clear dark mahogany brown without a significant head, ringed retention with a large island, very steady micro streams
DuffMan (10983) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2017
Nose: super toffee barley malt forward, notes of bourbon barrel (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: crisp, micro-tingly, thicker viscosity, heavy malt impression
Mid-palate: alcohol detection, tangy heavy (lvl-8-sweetness), raisin toffee barley malt, bourbon edge, wet woody zingy-sour
Finish: residual heavy sugars, bourbon-laced malty exhale
Summary: Great body and depth, solid execution. The dark fruitiness balances the bourbon malt nicely. Hits decently hard yet still sippable, although somewhat heavy halfway through the bottle.
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Deep tawny amber with a creamy light golden head that retains as a finger-thick pad. Brown bread and brown sugar in chewy abundance, warming bourbon provides lovely vanilla and oaky notes. Balanced, rich, and delicious. Shmaltz proves once again that they are masters at malty, full-bodied beers. Fantastic. Jabah (582) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bocks aren’t one of my favorite styles...but I enjoy a clean quality one. Shmaltz rarely disappoints. Semi-creamy texture, with some heavy malty/bready and bourbon flavors. Mildly hopped to cut down the sweetness a bit. Semi-cloudy medium brown appearance with an off-white head. This is one that I’d get again. Travlr (27128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Draft at Craft & Draft. Hazy deep amber color. Boozy aroma. Taste of boozy caramel. Ron (4330) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is vanilla and bourbon and malt. Taste is rather sweet with no real boozy notes in it. Boozy and whiskey aftertaste. Maybe too sweeet. thanks for sharing JB. jb (3499) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2016
This does not represent a doppelbock. It is spme sort of booze bomb with no subtlety. Doppelbock has layers of intrigue. The bourbon barrel blasts away any malt or yeast notes that once existed here.