ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
It was a great beer....almost seemed like a dopplebock and a english barley wine had kids.....It was smooth and malty....almost like and impereal dopplebock....quite a bit different then....most alt beers I have had
bottle BeerFanDan17 (1120) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 5, 2008
Excellent doppelbock style. Beer was rich dark and roasty. Flavors of caramel, roasted malt, and tofee were smooth. Acquired at a local beer restaurant. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 bottled 04/18... not sure what that means. rich hazy amber/brown color with a small khaki head that leaves light spotty lacing. smells like raisins and skunky hops mixed with sweet malt, molasses, wood and grass. it tastes like regular ovaltine... chocolate, vanilla, raisins and sweet grains. a nice dry bitter grassiness offsets the sweet (but not cloying) palate. aftertaste is of grassy and skunky hops. medium to full body with soft carbonation and a slick smooth texture. 7/4/8/4/16/3.9
mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
on tap at papago... ruby tinted brown shade of black with a huge puffy off white head. additional aromas of fresh cherries and maple syrup added to the prior review. lots of spice and a hint of alcohol creep in on the palate as it warms. any sugar previously tasted from the bottle is no issue and really nowhere. roasty bitterness and fresh hoppy dryness really clean it up nicely. full rich body with a luscious creamy mouth feel...8/4.5/8/4.5/17/4.25
Bottled. Medium ruby in color. Spiced dark fruit aroma. Dry and yeasty flavored with a bit of raisin. Dark and fruity rule the day in this beer. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Pours a cloudy brown almost cocoa color with a thin beige head. Week aroma that is malty with some hops. A little watered down for my taste. ABV well hidden with a nice balance of maltiness and hops.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3-2-08 bottle shared at tasting lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Dirt brown pour with a nice light simple head. Smell is subtle and malty and a hint smokyish. Taste is caramel and spiced. Thin average palate. A hint watery. Reminds me of a dopplebock or perhaps watered down scotch. Hmmmm.
bottle shared courtesy of JohnathanL. Thanks!tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Pours a light muddy brown color with light head. Smell is thin and caramel like malt mostly. Taste is toasty, creamy caramel, with a tart edge to it, in the way an Oktoberfest might be. Somewhat thin, but smooth. Very drinkable but didn’t stand out too much. Still enjoyable.
Bottle. Nice dark color. Warm brown with vanilla colored head. Smells of dried fruits. Excellent flavor, taste of roasted malt. Love this beer kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Poured an opaque brown with a moderate off-white head, good lacing. Sweet raisin full malt aroma. Vry malt, sweet with litle roast character, fruity. Linginer bitter sweet taste, medium bodied. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Pours dark chocolate with a beautiful creamy beige head. Sweet, dusty, sour, malty aroma. Intense dark malt flavor, coffee, nutty, bready with a good amount of hops and some nice low bitterness. Quite sweet & very rich. Nice full mouthful. For all the different flavors its really nicely balanced and smooth. Tastes like a traditional ale mixed with a kolsch.