Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
Drank from the bottle as my weather-watchin’ beer this evening, and damn was this creamy! I’ve been sitting on it for a while, probably an ’09 or ’10 vintage, and never bothered to get into the six pack until now for some strange reason. Malty forward sweetness with some hints of dark fruit and molasses, very creamy... like the mouthfeel stands out more than anything else. Very tame with just a minor alcohol booziness on the back end, but unfortunately a bit past it’s prime. A bit of the... what is that... cardboard through the middle from over-aging. Aha! Found the bottle date: 09/23/10. Happy to have and drink, will definitely have to pick up a fresh batch to compare down the road. justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Pours a clear, beautiful red/amber with medium/medium-high carbonation (almost no head). Smooth and lightly sweet, almost tasting like a session beer (the alcohol isnâ€™t readily apparent). Hints of roast, malt, caramel, and fruit. One of the more "easy-drinking" doppelbocks. thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2012
Had this on tap at Troegs and bottle. Pours with virtually no head good flavor on the sweet side. Very flat on the palate both tap and bottle making it to thin for my taste. Not their best. doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Had this at the Harrisburg brewfest. dark amber, with little head. Very malty, of course. Long finish, noo alcohol, very smooth, with lots of malt finish. mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a very thin head. Sugary sweet malt in the nose, almost candylike. Medium but sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet, dark fruits like cherry or plum with heavy malt, finishes a bit sour. Not bad, a decent brew, nothing too special. Will try again.
vlan1 (219) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft into pint glass. Pours a light cola brown with a small head. Aroma of fresh bread and molasses. Tastes is sweet bread, molasses and dark fruit. Very rich and sweet, but the sugar isnt over powering. Slightly chewy mouthfeel. I could envision simmering this down and pouring it all over vanilla ice cream. dliberto (217) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Poured from can into a snifter. Pours a dark brown/red with a very small tan head. Aroma consists of dark fruits, nuts, roasted malts, and caramel. All of those aromas come through in the taste with additions to vanilla, toffee, tobacco, and chocolate. Some aluminum comes through in the taste as well, but it does not dampen the flavor. It is a very sweet beer. Medium bodied beer with low carbonation and a velvety mouth feel. mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours a nice dark amber color with a medium head that dispates quickly leaving little lacing. Nice malty aroma with a slight sweetness. Very malty flavor with a fruity sweetness and caramel and a little bit of hops bitterness, but very little. A delicious beer worth trying no matter what kind of beer you like. bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
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. wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
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.