Theydon_Bois (19189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Tap at the Hey Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13.
Mahogony brown with a medium light tan head which retains well.
Nose is dark toffee, dark fruit, malty, sugars, light boozey notes.
Taste comprises dark toffee, a little booze, dates, raisens, dark malts, toasted brown bread.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet boozey finish with a pinch of spice.
A good take on the style ! brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
A: The pour is a dark mahogany color, sort of cola like, with a fluffy off-white head.
S: A nice fruity nose, especially heavy on the cherries. Almost a cherry cola sort of aroma to it. Some sweet chocolate and sweet roasted malts.
T: The flavor profile is quite similar to the nose. Good sweetness to the beer that is (again) very cola like. Some light roasted malts, fairly sweet, however. A bit of a fruitiness, too.
M: The body is definitely on the thin side with a medium level of carbonation.
D: I was expecting this to be pretty bad, given the gimmicky label and the fact that I bought it at a crappy liquor store in Vegas, but I actually enjoyed it. jtclockwork (16424) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours cola brown with off white head. Nose/taste of sweet malt, caramel, mixed grains and barley. Medium body. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - white head. Caramel, toffee, sweetness, grassy, high hoppy, high sweetness, candlewax. OK. bhensonb (15077) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Thanks to Douglas88 for this bottle. Beautiful clear ruby color with a good beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel with a touch/hint of smoke. Full body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet roast caramel, but there are notes of coffee and smoke. And hints of fruit. Finish is moderately sweet, and there’s not much hop bitter. But the whole thing is a feast for the mouth.
Ratman197 (14664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, dark fruit, brown sugar and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, earthiness and a hint of dark fruit with a smooth lingering malty finish. djd07 (14354) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy amber with a small diminishing off white head. The aroma is raisin malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt chocolate and raisin. Easy to drink, a good doppelbock from Wasatch. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2013
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, some raisin, spicy, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, some molasses, raisin, light honey, spicy. Sticky medium-full body. Lubiere (13770) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A clear dark amber Bock with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet fruity malt with light sulfur notes, strange. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, licorice, OK. Bottle at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013. BeerandBlues2 (13196) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Can at home. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy caramel malt, light chocolate and toast malt, dates, figs and plums with light earthy hops. Flavor is moderate caramel, cookie and chocolate malt, melanoidins, dates and figs, light earthy and spicy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.