Scipio (1219) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2017 NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Maria’s. Pours a deep brown, nearing black with a tan head. Nose is quite fruity, low caramel type notes. Very low hops. Very clean. On tasting, on the fruitier and sweeter side. Low molasses and caramel, nice dry finish. Very clean and crisp. Some alcohol warming. Solid.
Pours an opaque toffee in color with a medium, off white head. The nose reveals heavy cherry and toffee, with some lesser bread, fig, toasted malt, and hints of oak. An intriguing start. The taste is dry and has some easy sweetness. Much more maltiness becomes apparent upon sipping. Lots of earthiness, nuts, and toffee are found, cherry is still healthy, and bread, fig, and licorice are served as good supplements. Finish is earthy with a slight licorice, and it lingers. Medium to full in body, chewy in texture, and a bit light in carbonation. Another solid effort by these guys. AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2016
On tap at the source during Spit Cup weekend. Chocolate. Caramel. Nice lemon and bread. Sweet tangy finish. Nothing special but solid enough for style. 13.7 crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Draft. Lighter brown pour. Weaker nose. Flavor is grain and grape medicine tablets. Its a bit off for style. Not terrible though. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Sampled at the Beer Market in Bolingbrook, IL. Pours a hazed copper with a medium biege head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, mild fruitiness. Flavor is clean and crisp with a nice mild sweetness, some fruitiness. Full bodied, with medium carbonation. Finishes with a bit of warming booze. Nice. DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
On tap @ Farmhouse. Gorgeous deep ruby colour, thin off-white head. Low aroma, sugary bread and sweet red fruits. More flavour than aroma, with bready caramel, sponge toffee, and light marzipan. Tasty, but a bit sweet. HelmutKS (21) - USA - MAR 22, 2013
Served in a chalice at the tap room.
A doppelbock with a bit of a Martin Luther backstory? Slide one down here, barkeep! This stuff pours a clear sunset auburn topped by a half-finger of lightly-glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises light roasted malts, toffee, light walnut, very light maple syrup, and a bit of straight barley. The taste holds notes of caramel, toasted biscuit, burnt sourdough, light walnut, and light oak. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice d-bock. Though nothing all that special, it is a more-than-pleasant little lager for these colder temps, especially with the first snow of the season coming down out there right now (right, San Diego?).