Ron (3388) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown. A slight aroma of molasses. Slight hop taste with other flavors of malty caramel, molasses, nutty and a little sweet. Pretty good for the style.
bpreo (2341) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love Bell’s, but this one is tough to call. Maybe it is too traditional for me? The taste is definitely unique.
Darwenus (774) - Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good, as doppelbocks go. Bright copper color with very little head and average carbonation. The aroma is cherries, citrus, and sweet malt. There’s also ginger tea and spices and candied fruit on the flavor.
tsd08460 (612) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: bread, caramel, nuts,
Appearance: clear amber with a beige head
Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness,
Palate: medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
hman43 (876) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours brown with some ruby red hues that produces a slightly tanish off white head. It has good clarity. It has a toast aroma with plum compliments. It has flavors of toast, plums, and alcohol. The is some bitterness. It has a medium feel with a sweet and slightly bitter after taste with some alcohol warming.
phiconners (150) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfect dark caramel color, small head. A lot of flavor, sweet but well balanced. One of the best doppelbocks I’ve had.
Sarlacc83 (1682) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the latest Portland delivery.
A: Dark brown with a cappuccino head. Some lacing.
N: Raisin, toffee, prune, clove, coriander, biscuit, some banana and ester.
T: Goodly sweet, lightly bitter.
M: Medium body, no alcohol, prickly carbonation.
O: Excellent doppelbock. If Celebrator wasn’t available, I would definitely reach for this.
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Mahogany in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of malt, roasted malts, light vegetal notes, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet, molasses, bread, cinnamon, brown sugar.
travita (4715) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is reddish brown in color, white head, and mostly clear. The smell is malty, caramel, fruit, cherry cola, sweet, ok. The taste is mostly the same. Decent. A little too sweet.
Patrickctenchi (5663) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper with a smooth tan head.
Sweet caramel, vanilla aroma.
Taste is sweet...caramel malt, syrup.....vanilla.
Slightly boozy, but just a little heat, no alcohol bittering.