Iphonephan (5677) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Aroma of toffee. Flavors of caramel and biscuits. Light bitter finish.
Sarlacc83 (1735) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Deep mahogany color with a creme color head. Not much lacing.
N: Cocoa, banana, toffee, toasted malt, cracker, big time clove and a touch of coriander, Dark fruit - particularly prune. Some cherry and mission fig.
T: Very sweet, almost cloying, touch of bitterness.
M: Huuuuge alcohol, light body, prickly carbonation.
O: An interesting beer. A much more intense doppelbock, and yet, one that’s almost too extreme. Even Samichlaus doesn’t seem to have this much alcohol. Nice flavor, though.
robforbes (2137) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark brown with a medium size off-white head,
smell is of sweet malt, hops, and dry leaves.
tastes is oily, hops, malt, bark, and caramel. ends a little bitter.
stevoj (3612) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Derek. Higher ABV not readily apparent. Nice silky body, medium creamy head. Toasty malts, decent weizenbock.
Ratman197 (12686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of wheat, toffee and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, toffee and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish.
Darkmagus82 (2197) - - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a brownish color with a one finger head of a tan colored foam floating atop. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a caramel sweetness mixed with a decent showing of a wheaty and toasted malt smell. Along with these aromas comes some other lighter chocolate and toast smells adding a bit more roastiness to the aroma as a whole. Other darker fruit aromas of cherry and raisin are there as well adding a touch more sweetness to the smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor with the mix being of some toasted malt, a little bit of wheat, and a rather decent showing of caramel. Some other flavors of a dark fruit nature are there as well enhancing the other flavors nicely. The dark fruit start out almost entirely of a raisin taste, but as the taste moves on, it gains a bit of a cherry flavor as well. The wheat grows stronger and stronger as the taste advances with the increase in the fruit and a little bit of more roasted malt tastes coming to the tongue, one is left with a nice sweet and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the darker and roasted flavors of the brew the feel is good and accentuates the flavors rather decently.
Overall – This is a quite tasty doppelbock. Not super wheaty, but smooth, sweet, slightly fruity and rather easy drinking. And for the nice price, this is a good winter go to.
wbright10 (22) - - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 I apologize for my review if this beer, it's the wrong review. Lesson - don't drink and review.
rproff78 (177) - - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
nealblind (1604) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow pour. Aroma of wood straw malt coffee. Tastes of coffee. Slightly short of sweet. Light carb thick yet refreshing. Well done doppel. Wheaty earthiness adds complexity.
maxwelldeux (4292) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Despite not being a fan of the style, I though this was passable for a beer (which is a huge style compliment). Poured a clear and very dark brown color with no head. Nose was sweet with caramel in there as well as some wheat. Taste was malty and a little toasty. Seemed more like a doppelbock to me.