hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep copper with a slowly dissipating off white head. Carbonation is light. Aroma is sweet, with dark malt and light chocolate. Taste is very malty up front with a slight bitterness, which changes to toffee, butter, diacetyl, with a smooth firm finish. kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Pours like coca cola. Tastes very smooth, very delicious malty brew. I enjoyed it very much. Carbonated palate, had a great texture going down. Definetely could taste the alcohol in this one. Very good beer. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 2006 Bottle. Pretty good double bock. Rich, malty taste. Little head. Decent aroma with a palate that is not over powering. ivan9856 (191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2006
I sampled a 12-ounce bottle. Bright, deep copper in color, and topped with a generous, creamy tan head, this beer sits beautifully in a tulip pint glass and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is all malt, saccharine and with a trace of alcohol. The bold, smooth and rich body begins with a deep and sugary palate entry that quickly builds to hazelnut, caramel and toffee flavors contributed by the double malt framework. Hop balance isn’t apparent until the finish, which is appropriately drying and ever-so-slightly spicy. Not surprisingly, owing the high ABV, there’s also a bit of alcohol warming in the finish that grows more apparent as the glass approaches room temperature. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2006
On tap at Ortinos Northside. Pours a darker red amber with an average tan lacing head. Aroma was sweet and malty, caramel and a little nutty. Flavor was a nice sweet and malty smoothness. Alchol was non-detect.
Gus (29) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Somewhat of a strong malt aroma. Light brown to copper in color. Very clear in appearance,with moderate carbonation and a slight head. Very easy going down, no bitterness or aftertaste. A very smooth overall mouthfeel. I consider this a good tasting beer with no harsh aftertaste. Will buy again. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
There might be a more fitting beverage to celebrate the Steelers Superbowl win, but I guess this is close enough. Bottle thanks to Kramer17801. Smell is very malty and sweet. Like a thick, thick caramel that sticks to the nostrils. Flavor is slightly burnt malt taste and very sweet again. I do not detect much floral or fruity notes at all, but its all about sweet dark hearty malt. This is a fine beer for such a lovely snowy night. radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours light-dark brown, small white head. Good roasted caramel aroma. Sweet flavor of malt and caramel. beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2006
(01.30.06) 12 oz brown bottle obtained from trade with Thaichile. 8.2% ABV. Clear amber hued doublebock ale having small white head. Nice caramel, toasted malt aroma. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied that starts dry with light sweet malt, caramel/fruity/toasted malt flavors. Finishes dry with light caramel aftertaste. Very good drinkable ale. Thanks Thaichile! stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2006
pours dark amber with a reddish hue, aroma of caramel malts and bread, flavor is caramel like, carbonated, hops are present, and sweet, good body not a bad brew.