argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses, some chocolate, light raisin, anise. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy/grass, some chocolate, orange, raisin. Medium body, light resin. A bit more bitter than I expect for a doppelbock, but tastes ok.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle-pours a tan head and dark red color. Aroma is mild medium malt, peat/chalky, sour. Taste is medium malt-cocoa powder, peat/chalky, sour. Minimum carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out. 2.5 part way in. Deteriorates from there to 1.9
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Party Town. Poured a clear brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate sweet toasted malt aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of average duration. Solid brew.
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Ann Arbor. Dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Rich toffee, caramel malty aroma. Rich caramel, toffee, slightly bitter, boring flavor.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a darker reddish color witha larger sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass Aromas of nuts, brown sugar, caramel, and fruity. Tastes of caramel, bread, and nuts. Tastes a little on the thin side and did not live up to the aroma. Alcohol well hidden.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Slows in Detroit. Decent bock, dark with a thick head. A tad astringent in the finish.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Deep ruby pour with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of roasty caramel malt, cabernet, funky earthy yeast, mild berries, nuts, and brown sugar. Tastes malty, with notes of cherry, nutmeg, figs, almonds, and some funky and spicy notes late. Stays a bit tart, and could use a bit more balance, but this one isn’t bad.
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-01-25. Brown body small off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and the flavour is similar, lightly tangy earthy malt, mild caramel notes throughout. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bottle shared by DuctTape
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Burnt amber pour. Aroma is caramel malts and bread. Flavor is jsut hitting hte spot for me right now. It has the body of a much lesser beer but a nice sweetness that has you coming back for more. Not a typical doppelbock but I have had comparitive brews but this is better.
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured medium reddish-brown with a short cap of beige head and it was chock fulla fine sediment. The aroma picked up unnaturally-sweet caramel paired with what might have been darker fruit skins (whatever it was, it was pervasive). The flavor was a little better.. drawn, sweetened-up caramel paired with floral and herbal accents.. some fruit skin sourness on the edges.. tacky, sweet, warm finish, but it held its alcohol OK. Creamy carbonation on the palate that filled the mouth.. unfortunately, this was covered up by somewhat sour, mostly gross notes at the edges that unmercifully carried through the finish.. change a few elements and this would be alright.