wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks willblake!
clear, medium brown in color with a fine light tan head of middling duration. The nose is caramel, brown sugar, bread and butterscotch.
Mouthfeel is nice and full, taste is malt first with roast and caramel malts to the front with a mild hop bitterness underneath. Also, a bit of bandaid character that’s off-putting. Finish is sweet with a bit of alcoholic tongue bite.
A decent doppelbock.
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at the deli at a meet the brewer event in state college pa. pours a brown color with a nice thick white head. aroma of roasted malt, taste is of brown sugar and spicies. nice sweet and spicy balance.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with a foamy tan head. Little to no carbonation. Sweet aroma of caramel and raisins. Tastes of caramel malts and molasses with a spicy finish. Could use a bigger body.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber with an orange hue and a medium head. Sweet, malty aroma. Flavor of caramel, bread, and a hint of hop bitterness. Alcohol is well concealed. A nice, balanced beer.
patxa (204) - MEXICO - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great smoky palate, interesting bready and earthly taste. Light brown small head smal lace. Some woods and sweet aromas. Medium to full body. Nice.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish orange, clear, with large white head. Malt dominates flavor..some fruitiness in the nose..apples.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper color with a decent tan head. Nice sweet aroma of caramel and toasted malt with a little bit of hops. Tastes of sweet toasted malt, caramel, and a touch of hops and fruit. Hops get stronger on the finish and are joined by a bit of alcohol. Had this on tap and in a bottle and both are good.
codfishh (202) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle, aroma is rich malt with lots of dark fruit, raisins and plums, taste is lucious silk malt flavor. Raisins and plums and crusty bread flavor. Silky mouth feel, medium body medium carbonation. Delicious beer right up there with ayinger captivator.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Roast malt aroma, although faint. Dark amber, crystal clear, with a light tan head. Flavor is malty and toasty, but rather mild. Good hop balance. Body is a little thin for style.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours sparkling clear copper color with a good but short lasting white head. Aroma is malty, with plums, molasses and some cola notes. Full flavored with similar characteristics, but a bitter bite toward the finish. Nicely balanced. Medium bodied and relatively smooth, but a bit prickly with moderately high carbonation. Solid beer and a strong effort at a doppelbock.