beern (254) - Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2018 PlainsDrifter (96) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with medium tan head. Aromas of citrus, bread, toast. Roasty, lightly sweet, light bitterness - medium body. Average carbonation with slick texture and long finish. This is a good malty beer.
Pours amber, translucent with a nice frothy 2-finger light tan, off white head with an aroma of malt and caramel with a hint of booze. Tastes of rich amber malt with some caramel character and some alcohol. The hops are there but they get lost in and blend well with the malt. It’s medium to full bodied with minimal carbonation. Shot (575) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby brown with a sturdy off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee and dark fruit. Flavors are caramel, toffee, dark fruit, raisin, cocoa, spice and earthy hops. Rich and malty. Noticeable alcohol warmth. Fairly clean mouthfeel. Nicely done. thebeerbandit (61) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 1/5/18
With Abby before watching “Gifted.” Finished week 1 of surgery rotation today.
From bottle. Gorgeous deep brown with a thin khaki head. Cool label and name too!
Nose is big chocolate malt with some cherry.
Taste is more chocolate and cherry up front with a huge roasted malt presence. Not bitter and only mildly sweet. Delicious.
Sticky, medium body with a lingering toasty chocolate finish. Not much carbonation. Really drinkable.
Overall, this is awesome!! Easily among my favorite non-IPA beers and one of my favorites overall I think. Ihsan (10) - - DEC 29, 2017
Pours amber with small head. I couldn’t detect much from its aroma. Tasted good with and medium mouth feel. Did remind me of similar beers in Europe.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Kevin (2218) - Montana, USA - DEC 25, 2017
old rating from a notebook i ran across. dark brown with a greyish head. raisin sweet raisiny nose with a bit of alcohol. mmmmalymmm. caramel, dark frit, a bit of toffee, not quite milk chocolate. rich , complex, and an awesome example of a good dopplebock. it is easy to taste the malts and the breadiness is subdued.
drjay44 (3929) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2017
12 oz. bottle shared with Gabe. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head over a clear copper (SRM 17) body......nose is heavy dried fruits with raisin, plum tones, mild toasted malts with hints of bread, cracker, minimal hops. balance to the malts.....taste is moderately sweet with dried fruits, including raisin, prune, hints of cherry, malt dominated,finishing with mild hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium sticky body, moderate alcohol, low carbonation. this is an interesting drinkable, nourishing beer, which misses the style slightly in aroma and flavor complexity. BJCP 8/3/12/4/6 Rex_Remes (288) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - DEC 11, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2017 (12oz bottle) AROMA: big grainy nose, chocolate, fall leaves, perfume, APPEARANCE: dark cola color with red undertones, decent oily/off-white head TASTE: rich, bold, dark bread, dried fruit and brown sugar, thick malt, coffee & spices, tobacco, touch of caramel PALATE: medium body, biting on the front, oily smooth middle, good lingering taste and feel OVERALL: bold upfront, some intense flavor, a bit of chewiness, a very good sipping beer that gets better with each sip. Bullit (4845) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle from Consumers Beverages. Caramel, malty, bready, dried fruits, raisins, fairly sweet. Well balanced. arn8897 (458) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 Pours a deep copper color with an off white head. Aromas of malt and raisins. Taste the same with a little caramel and bready flavor. Medium palate with a little alcohol heat. Light to medium mouth feel. Nice beer. asheft (3129) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2017
[On tap at brewery]
Sweet, nutty brown sugar aroma. Clear chestnut appearance under a thin white ring. Sweet, sugar and lightly spicy brown sugar with faint herbal hops and very low bitterness. Accents of bread crust. Smooth and slightly warming and quite clean.