cblado (240) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz beer. Pours a deep mahogany color, almost no head. Aroma is very sweet, with toffee and roasted coffee notes coming through. Flavor is also very sweet up front, with a thick malt backbone. Overall a decent doppel.
slowrunner77 (1913) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark reddis brown color with an everlasting thin cap. Breast aroma with some dark fruit and brown sugar as well. Flavor much the same though a touch richer. Body medium to full, but with ample carbonation to offset. Really solid, nothing spectacular, but no faults. Underrated brew.
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is malty with a lot of caramel and some slight toasting in there. Taste is slightly sweet with just a hint of some toasty bitterness in there. Ok, but nothing special.
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
From notes verbatim on 11/27/10
A: Little/no foam on this one. Deep brown easily transferred by light making a cherry red hue. Excellent clarity.
S: Sweet rye bread with a hint of nutmeg/allspice. Okay.
T: ABV is poorly addressed here. Boozy and warm with toasty flavor.
M: Very light and flat for a Doppelbock IMO.
D: Good for a pint, not much more.
Serving type: bottle
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Deep red with a thin tan head. Scent is malty but not what I expected, some fruit. Taste is malty, fruity and a bit earthy.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours very dark, almost black. Smells malty and slightly sour.
Slight taste of roasted malts. Very strong, but doesn’t taste like it. Very good doppelbock.
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from a sampler and a 6 pack. Pours brown red with a quarter inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, fruit, raisin, and some warming alcohol. Similar aroma. The body is full and creamy. Very easy to drink and quite satisfying considering the alcohol content.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle courtesy of IBrew2or3. Cheers, Dave! Pours a medium brown with red highlights. Nose is dark malts, overripe cherries, prunes, slight black licorice, slight smoke, and dates. Flavor is cherries and prunes up front followed by dates and slight smoke in the mid lingering into the finish. Lingering dates and smoke in the finish. Really interesting doppel.
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours an impressive deep ruby red with mahogany hues and quarter inch tan head. The aroma blooms with caramel candy, dates, prunes and winter spiced cookies. Cool. The taste is similar as caramel mixes with blueberry jam, prune notes and a bit of dates along with some winter spiciness along the edges. This has a nice rich flavor that I’m rather enjoying.
CheersMate (1310) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from the PCC in Fremont. Dark, dark brown appearance, with very little, to no head. Molasses aroma, with an EXTREMELY SUBTLE smoke aroma. Touch of banana fruitiness in there, as well; this is probably coming from the yeast. Decent aroma, but nothing mind-blowing. Kind of a funky molasses flavor. Banana and a touch of yeast hitting my taste buds. The thick, and yet silky, texture is quite nice. Decent stuff here, but nothing exceptional.