olr1984 (292) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at trion pours a red amber with light tan head. Carmel cinnamon aroma. Carmel malt flavor.
jstraw (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear red-amber with fast dissipating white head / Muted nose of spun sugar, malt, violet, and bread / Medium to full body, lush, sweet but with excellent balance and some bitterness hiding under the big, sweet body / Flavors of red grape, spun sugar, violet, cinnamon, nut, and bread / These sweet bocks are not my taste, but this is well done.
gabbama (201) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy reddish-brown with a minimal tan head. Sweet toasty, caramel aroma with almost no hops notes. Very full bodied, sweet flavor with notes of molasses and a slight hop bitterness late. Long, sweet finish lingers, begging for the next sip. Not an overly complex beer, but lived up to everything I have come to expect from Bell’s.
JStax (1673) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a lighterw cooperation with a fluffy white head of foam. Good retention. Aroma has notes of sweet biscuits and light fruity sweetness. Taste is bready and sweet. Pretty good.
italarican (1046) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear tan with minimal white head. Aroma has lots of Belgian candy sugar and molasses. A bit overly boozy and sugary nose. Flavor has lots of molasses and some candy sugar. Very sweet with slightly spicy yeast in the finish.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is dark orange, hinting on chestnut brown, with a half inch of light tan head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of malt, alcohol, light spice. Toffee, caramel, malt comprise the flavor. The flavor offers more depth and complexity than was indicated in the aroma. Slightly sweet. A malt forward beer, as is expected in a dopplebock. Alcohol presence is there, but unobtrusive. Medium to light in body, with moderately low carbonation. Overall, a solid American version of a doppelbock.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-30-2011
boxofrane (1189) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Mari’s. Pours translucent brown with a small white head that quickly dissipates to a film. The aroma is a little boozy and has a big caramel, malty scent. The taste is on the sweet side with a bit of a funky malty twist at the end. Meh..
tom10101 (1058) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Traded by Dresden, thanks! Clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, molasses and hints of dark fruits. Taste is sweet, malty with caramel, molasses, dark fruits and slight spices. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Warming alcohol. Good balance and fairly drinkable for the style. Very good doppelbock!
flemdawg (509) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish orange body with a smallish head of tiny white bubbles. Sweet caramel aroma with just a hint of alcohol astringency. Tastes of caramel, a little more alcohol and a slight chalky finish that I seem to find in all dopplebocks. Very pleasant for some sitting and sipping.
jnkor (291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice red brown with a small off white head. Aroma has a nice thick sweetness to it, as does the taste. Palate is still light though, with an almost dry finish. Very enjoyable to drink.