GregMooreNH (273) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2017 Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After being denied entry into the Brewgrass Festival in Asheville (sold out apparently), I found myself downtrodden and on the verge of suicidal actions. This full-bodied friend saved my life. I won’t claim that it was the kind of friend you see daily and eat out together with, or even the friend you see once a month on the weekend just to appease them, but that friend you see every once in a while who somehow can tell when you’re pissed about something and you fell better having seen them. It was the first drink of the night, it was pretty good, it put me in a better mood.
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Pours dark, dark brown with thin head. Aroma is caramel and spice. Taste is dried fruit and roast. A decent doppelbock. Aggiebob (1393) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2017 Bottle from Liquor Express. It poured a dark brown with an off-white head. It has a roasted malt aroma with some dark fruit notes. The taste is lightly bitter. The mouth feel is a bit oily.
A6 A4 T5 P4 O14. kerenmk (5358) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 23, 2016
On tap at The J Clyde, Birmingham, AL, 2.5.16. Very dark brown. Roasty and a little alcoholic aroma, raisins and some plum. Sweet, roasty, dried sugary fruit taste and very mild bitterness. Medium-to-full body, smooth, fairly fizzy, caramel finish. Clarkdvm (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle in Fl. Pleasant aroma- but of toasted fruit. Toasted cocoa flavor. Bit of lingering flavor can’t place, likely just malts. Pretty good oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a nice dark brown. Aroma of malt, nuts, hops. Tastes malty, with some hops and roasty hints.
HourGlass13 (1101) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Dark reddish brown color pour with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, raisins, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, some fruity hops, caramel, bread. Good stuff. TylerGreenDC (1129) - - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Draft. No lace. Aroma of faint prune juice. Flavors of milk chocolate and plum. Lot of sweetness. Little CO2. Nice, but not special. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Poured from a growler into multiple pint glasses. The appearance is a clear, dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is mostly toasted malt with some caramel malt thrown in. The taste is a match for the aroma. A very nice doppelbock. ibrubeer (426) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle @ GSP Hilton. Aroma is a little sweet, chocolate. Color is very dark brown, maybe a little too dark for style? Light malty sweetness, touch of chocolate in flavor. Medium bodied. Would expect a little fuller body for a dopple. Overall, a good beer but a little light for a dopple. HighlanderOne (1396) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Poured from bottle. Surprising aroma of cocoa, molasses, licorice and lager gas. Looks like a porter. Tasting cocoa, caramel, burnt malt, licorice, honey, molasses, grass. Heavy feel toward the end. Otherwise, good stuff.