Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut colour. Sweetish, mostly toffeeish. Straightforward bock, sweet with a touch of boozier soy sauce character in the finish but overall pretty by the book, and not bringing anything special to the table.
beerbastard (779) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle. Thanks Mark! Dark brown pour, not much head. Weak nose. Semi sweet malty with some chocolate in the background. Mild hop balance. Smooth with a nice body. Easy to drink, not quite as rich as I would expect, but, very clean.
mt_glass (6) - Montana, USA - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark but clear toffee with a short lived off white head.
Caramel, chocolate, and a hint of toasty aromas abound.
Well balanced sweet maltiness with mild hop bitterness on the back. Full bodied but not chewy and moderately carbonated enough to cut through the malty flavors.
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Jake65: Poured a brown with reddish hint, head was thin bubbly beige. Aroma is dark malts and slight veggie. Taste is sweet malty with hints of chocolate/toffee, just enough lively hops.
JPDurden24 (1658) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour with a dark head. Malty, fruity and sweet. It is a decent beer.
RobertDale (4256) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to jake65. Pours a reddish brown with an average biege head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, and toffee. Taste is similar. Faint hops. Nice.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of jake65, thanks! Pours deep oak w/ light off white head, rich raisin-y mid malt aroma with some smoky notes, full sweet candy malt throughout, medium-bodied, nice rich sipper
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Nose is lighty sweet; malts, toffee, and faint dark fruits. Tastes on the sweet malty side, akin to what I remember from the other Bayern doppelbock. Toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, and toasted malts. Not bad at all. Pretty cool to see a tribute to the Bakken (currently employed right in the middle of it), but a little bummed it probably won’t be distributed to North Dakota...