notalush (5393) - 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.
thegreenrooster (3566) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark brown with a tan head. The aroma was of super sweet caramel malts with some brown sugar and a stong alcohol. Flavor had some dark fruit and sugar with a bit of toffee and hops. None of the alcohol in the aroma shows up in the flavor but you know its there. A decent dopple.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a medium cap of beige head. The aroma picked up toasty aged caramel with a nice complement of molasses and herbal hoppage. The flavor was along those same lines.. warm caramel and husky notes with accents of herbal and earthy bitterness. Medium-bodied with decent flow across the palate.. I thought this was fairly well done.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany colour with a full tan head. Caramel, slight boozy notes in the aroma. Taste is full, lightly carbonated with noticeable, caramel, toffee and apples flavors.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Poured a clear ruddy orange-brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was of raisin, molasses, steeping barley, brown sugar and vanilla. Lots of smells. Delicately sweet and medium bodied. I tasted dry fruits, some white paper, earthy fall leaves, and a hint of cough syrup. It smelled better than it tasted. "A touch rough" as the previous rater put it.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper to umber color with a moderate soft peak off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, mild husk and hints of DMS (grain silage). Full malty flavors. Some mild metal and grain as well. Full feel. Earthy finish. A touch rough, but a solid brew.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[growler] Shared by skyview. Clear ruby pour with a large malty aroma. Flavor is caramel malt with not a whole lot more. Pretty thin mouthfeel. Overall a subpar doppelbock.
sthlm (1255) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
[Growler, thanks Skyview] Pours deep red with a good tan head. Fairly sweet aroma with a good deal of malt. Taste is vegetal, malty, with a little fruit and the grain really showing through towards the finish. Medium mouthfeel with a long finish, which in this case is not a good thing. Really not too good.
JK (5045) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. This one really is not very good. Grain aroma and grain flavor. Dark red color and a tall head. There is something off here. It doesn’t taste m’uch like a doppelbock at all, and certainly not a traditional German bock.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again to Skyview for sharing. Brown color with no head and a fresh grain aroma. The body was again sweet grains with a little caramel finish and alcohol.