generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 0.9oz swing top bottle into a mug.
Appearance: The body has a deep brownish coppery color with dark reddish amber highlights. On top is a small collar of tan foam. The head slowly settles and clings to the glass as I drink. This makes for lots of cool lacing on the glass.
Smell: It has a big deep aroma with tons of malt character. It has deep roasted grain with notes of burnt caramel, toasted bread and toasted nuts. The alcohol is also noticeable and adds a touch of fusel character which is a little distracting.
Taste/Palate: The flavor is big and full bodied like the aroma and like the aroma it starts with a big bready and roasted grain like base. Inside of it are notes of burnt caramel, toasted bread, and some light toasted nuts. I also pick up some dusty/earthy and mildly fruity yeast as well as some old dried/leafy hop spice. This adds some light bitterness to the background. Mingling through all of this is a very noticeable fusel booziness that has a harsh edge to it.
Notes: There is a lot of depth and complexity but it has its ruff edges too.
Roonai (305) - - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at tapwerks. Pours dark mahogany brown w a hint of ruby and no head. Nose is TONS of molasses and malt and grains. Rich and bready. Taste is rich malt yeast molasses... Overall just a bunch of richness... deyholla (11503) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear ruby amber with an off white head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a lot of bread and molasses notes with a hint of dark fruits. Flavor is similar with notes of molasses and bread throughout. lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2013
I god damn love this beer. Big brown biscuit bomb. All elements are great, flavour particularly. A go-to for me now BeerandBlues2 (13210) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and nutty malt with dark fruits. Flavor is malt dominant, a clean lager character and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
AirForceHops (7140) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2013
500 ml, swing top bottle from Hunger Mountain CO-OP. Deep amber color with tiny white head. Light lace. Nose is raisins dipped in caramel malt. Flavor is figs, maybe dates and bread malt. Plum hints. A mild booziness that is not harsh. Medium in body with a syrupy texture. Nice brew and worth a buy if you want a classic example of the style. kbudd19 (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
500 ml bottle. Brown/amber pour with tan creamy head. The aroma is clove and bread. The taste is rich caramel up front , a hint of butter scotch with nice malty/sweet finish. Yum. Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2013
500ml bottle - pours amber with tan head. Nose is caramel. Flavor adds bread and a little spice. Fairly dry finish. Sweet but not too sweet. A good brew. reebtogi (6240) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and grass with some dark fruits. Taste is a caramel malty and raisin sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness. Body is medium with light carbonation. A decent doppelbock, but lacking in complexity with other doppelbocks. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2013
A - Pours a clear garnet with tan head.
S - Toasted brown bread, toasted brown sugar, vanilla.
T - Follows the nose - Brown bread crust, woody grain, caramel, light but earthy bitterness, some berry fruit underneath. Bready and nutty on the finish.
M - Low carbonation, thin medium body.
All good except for the mouthfeel was a little off. I would drink this again but wouldn’t go out of my way to find it.
Serving type: bottle