drowland (7870) - 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.
Ughsmash (7507) - 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.
TheAlum (6900) - 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.
nuplastikk (5709) - 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.
notalush (5708) - 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.
JK (5633) - 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.
JPDIPSO (5519) - 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.
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewery/brewpub taproom in northern Madison, Wisconsin.. Pours a semi-clear cola brown brew with a creamy off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and thick off-white ring. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, some flowery and grassy hops, a touch of dark tea, brown sugar and a touch of raisin. Taste is medium to full-bodied, light carbonation with a thick malty character and very flavored with tastes of caramel malt, raisins, dark pitted fruit and a touch of chocolate. Finish is slightly metallic while the high alcohol is well-hidden, it also has some aftertaste of tart brown sugar and a mild bitterness that lingers around after the finish.
badgerben (4826) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The incredible Skyview lifts another impossible growler from a brewery! Dark brown color with no head. Sweet grain aroma and some chocolate. Very strong, sweet, fresh grain taste. Lots of caramel and chocolate. Very nice.
thegreenrooster (3934) - 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.