Cunningham (8189) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Appearance: Black color with a fine tan head that gives a lovely lacing on the glass.eRock_2013 (490) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Aroma: Very fruity and chocolate.
Palate: Medium + body. Balanced sweetness and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Balanced chocolate, coffee and a bit to heavy fruity.
Overall impression: A bit to much fruity, otherwise ok.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tony_gorilla.
An interesting chocolate-accented doppelbock, a well-done domestic example of the style, candy-apple maltiness with alcohol tang. Plum, dark chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon oaky flavors. Intriguing, distinctive, and enjoyable overall. Could contend with it's German precedents. Pours dark ruby almost black, off-white head, sugary malty aroma. Will be enjoying more of this brew in the future. Texture is just a bit too light, but all the more drinkable. A good introduction to Thomas Creek brewing. JanVah (239) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
På flaska @ Monks. Mörk brun färg. Doftar kaffe och chockad. Smakar kaffe som runfas av med en brs sötma. Peter_L (1246) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
[email protected]chinchill (5183) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Sveavägen. Brunrödfärgad vätska med fingertjock skum. Doft av bröd, mörk sockerkaka och en hint av kanel. Stor maltsöt kropp med relativt tunn besk avslutning.
Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours a dark reddish-brown; clear but nearly opague. Has a short-lived and rather small tan head but leaves some lacing.
Aroma: sweet and attractive smell of roasted malts; faintly spicy
Taste: slightly spicy and hoppy flavor, but dominated by sweet, medium and darker roasted malts. Slightly nutty. Good hop/malt balance.
M: good medium carbonation level; slightly dry in the finish.
O: pretty good example of an American dopplebock..
NordicV (2425) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Mörkt brun öl med ett lättare beige skum. Doften är ordentligt söt med malt och karamell. I smaken tillkommer även vissa rostade noter, choklad och lite rostade nötter. N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Upon a second try (sober try) not as good. Original rating was a 4.2
Good solid, dark, malty beer. Strong chocolate flavor, not overpowering. Pours a very dark color with a hint of crimson. This beer doesn’t do anything extraordinary, but that is what makes it such a great beer. flatmatt (1593) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours an extremely deep crimson with a tan head. Nice fruity aroma, cherry and plum, a bit of breadiness. Toasty malt flavor, smoky and light molasses, hint of dark fruit. Frankly I think this is a pretty nice one. jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Dark brown pour. Good taste and mouth feel. Solid beer but nothing outside ordinary..... Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
A: Malty. creamy. Some sweet roasted notes.
A: Looks ok. Color is a thin brown. Head retention is alright, looks creamy.
T: Like every Thomas Creek beer: very malty. Subtle hints of roastiness. A nice sweetness. Decently balanced but the malt really takes over. I guess for a lager it’s pretty balanced. Drinks more like a bock than a dopplebock.
P: Lighter on the palate. Smooth and creamy but malt and carbonation cuts through a little bit too much.
Overall, this tasted like a thomas creek beer: super malty. There are hints of roastiness but it doesn’t bring anything special. A good beer, but nothing great.