Aurelius (4561) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, clear tea color. Stiff respectable khaki head. Malty, candied woody aroma. Sweet up front, chalky, cocoa. The edge is buffered. Woody, peppery. Very light tin. Mouthy - medium heavy. Finish is alcohol bitter, aftertaste starts to cling. Definitely sweeter as it warms, vanilla tones emerge. Technically good. On Tap, Proof.
Bierkrug (2132) - - APR 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Coral Springs, FL Pours a medium tan head with an amber color. Aroma and taste are straw, caramel, fruits, candy sugar, malt and hops. Sweet palate. Not a bad try at this difficult style but still a bit off the mark.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich caramel color, slight head. Amber malt, honeyed, and with a touch of maple, and some deep melanoidin malt. Understated, but pleasingly complex. Mouthful of freshly milled grains. Medium caramel and moderate maltiness. Honeyed malt finish. Nice, but different from the typical doppel.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown with no head. Sticky sweet malt aroma. Smooth malt and vanilla flavors. Really nice beer.
Niko100 (2159) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cider/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel/molasses, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, fruit, and some spice; Warm smooth finish; Nicely balanced; Pretty easy drinking - good.
akoeninger (518) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown in color thin head. Aroma of molasses, caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, molasses, faint floral hops, some dark fruit and rum. Full bodied and long finish. Malt lingers awhile.
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bytemesis (4081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Tap. Pours clear orange, small of white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel, nutty, apple, grape, sherry. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, fairly harshly acidic. Medium body, a bit of ABV burn. Interestingly, the harsh acidity that was so offputting initially fades with time. After 10 minutes or so in the glass this beer is much more drinkable, and actually a decent example of the style.
chucklemation (669) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent brown with a foamy white head. Has a faintly sweet aroma. Taste is sweet caramel and even a touch of fruit. The sweetness becomes a bit much at the end, but this is still a very tasty doppelbock.
arnold931 (748) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Parlor City. The first thing that hit me was sweetness and then came the caramel. Nice doppelbock.
JHeath99 (1301) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark transparent amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy. Taste of malts and a hint of something caramel-ish.