IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bevmo Valencia. Nose is nutty, a definite sweet, sugary caramel, and hints of vanilla.Clear copper with a medium beige head. Flavor is moderately sweet birch syrup, a hint of bitterness, touches of vanilla and alcohol.
kickrjason (24) - - SEP 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very smooth beer. Slightly cloudy but dark copper in color. Residual sweetness from the birtch syrup is very pleasant. Great winter beer. I love the beers from this pilot series.
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mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I agree with Hopscotch. Candied dates really good. This is first rate stuff. Aroma is awesome. Crystal clear copper. Back ground bitterness. Big sweet beer.
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An interesting take on a doppelbock. Definite sweetness from the birch syrup, but not overpowering. I’d happily drink another.
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber to glass; aroma of caramel. nice cloudy dirty beige pour. taste is sweeeeet; candied fruit, caramel and syrup. too sweet but still a nice brew
tennisjoel (1175) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Normally not a fan of doppelbock. Not that I find it to be bad, but usually just more of a boring style in general. That said, this was a nice suprise. The birch syrup is a very nice touch. Very well executed, this is. Would purchase again.
Hair6a11 (1360) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden amber with a modest fine bubbled khaki head in this dimpled mug; This is a brew that is slightly nutty on the nose; there is some sweet bread - and the syrup comes through - Dunno if I’ve had birch syrup before. Out of the gate there is a hint of metallic - there are more bready malts, more caramel sweetness with a bit of nuttiness ; the birch syrup is fairly heavy - this one is perhaps overly sweet; thankfully I have a sweet tooth here.
mrmartin (669) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper pour with big eggy head. Tons of carbonation . Nose is strongly of birch syrup .great head retention and appearance Sweet syrup front, sweet and nutty malts to a bitter finish. The transition from front to back is a little too rapid. A decent doppel but too sweet for me.
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy redish/ copper with little off white head, little to no lacing. No prominent aroma if anything more if a sweet smell. Sweet, dark fruity taste, no hop bitterness, a little alcohol on the end. Not sure if the birch syrup adds to the flavor a whole lot.
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robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-cloudy copper with a red tint, a small dirty white head, and a little lacing.
smell is of roasted malts, caramel, some hops, a little yeast, and a tad bit of dark fruits.
taste is creamy, maple syrup, caramel, and a few hops. ends thick but the aftertaste is weak.