MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the OLD brewpup last summer. This one did not do it for me. It was too sweet yet watery as well. This was the first and only time I had it.
AWISLguy (1566) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewpub with ck1, thanks bro! Poured a cola brown. Aroma has caramel and citrus fruit - lemon & orange. Taste is a sweet watery caramel with some earthiness. FInishes without a lot of presence; sweet and not very long. Not my favorite of the tray or very representative of the style.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler pour on tap at the brewery pub (Madison, WI). Pours a rich ruby brown hue, glowing copper edges, touches of haze. A small tannish head dies and turns to a tiny ring, minimal lacing. Aromas are sticky, cherries and caramel. Biscuits, bready malts, touches of heat, some smooth sweetness. Not real toasty, more mellow sweet, a touch dark sugar, and a touch boozy. Initial is medium bodied, a touch lighter giving a distinct red cherry, touches of fruit, apple, and biscuity malts. Caramel, toffee, bread, and mellow banana, touches of crisp sweetness, light abv related heat. Middle is a touch sweet, but not thick. Offering touches of alcohol, red cherry, malty caramel, toffee, and biscuits. Bready malts, some nuttiness. Sticky and red cherry finish. Odd one. A bit hot, simple, and just not a style that is my jam to begin with. Ok, overall. Yet a bit simple for how big it is. Meh.
cbfobes (2609) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery, pours a dark murky brown with a decent off white head and some lacing, aroma is of sweet malt with some maple syrup and caramale, flavor is sweet with touches of molasses and caramel with the malt, overall it has a light mouthfeel, meh.
Edward104 (31) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler pour in St. Paul, MN. Decent beer but disappointing for Ale Asylum. Taste was wanting up front with a grassy finish.
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, pours a deep crimson with a thick foamy white head. Not much to the nose, taste is thick with brown sugar and malt syrup, a bit fruity. Probably wouldn’t order two in a night, but I’d order it again.
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewpub. I just remember this one being fine, and drinkable, but just not particularly memorable.
nuplastikk (4876) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Thick orange-brown color. Very thick malty tastes. Some sublte hoppy bitterness underneath. Thick and rich, a very nice American DB. Lacks some of the subtle malt and yeast qualities found in some German examples, but makes up for it with a fresh quality mouthfeel.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ale Asylum. Copper with a thin tan quickly fading crown that leaves some layered lace. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, alcohol and nuts. Taste of toffee, caramel, mild dark fruits and some toasted malt. Finishes up a bit dry and the body is a touch oily.
notalush (5172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong beers to not appear to be this brewers forte - I swear if this were not so clean, I would have believed I was drinking straight up wort - tastes like sugar sweet malt with vaguely bock-ish character hiding underneath (caramel, nuts, raisin) - smooth, I suppose, but mostly just sweet, boring, and lacking the richness and complexity you’d want in a doppel.