Niko100 (2116) - 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 (511) - 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 (3825) - 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 (624) - 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 (691) - 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 (1236) - 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.
jb (2346) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bell’s total tap takeover at Tap and Mallet. Clear, heavy, reddish, not much head. Nose is reminiscent of plum wine. Very fruity. Palate fruity, sweet, sticky, a bit of malt notes. Some cherry. Not a lot of subtlety compared to the German’s but still very good. Rich and full throughout.
jcnielsen (2359) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, nutty, toffee aromas. Malty, dark fruit, toffee flavors.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Pours a clear amber body with lots of ruby accents. A thin cap if off white head that builds up around the sides.
Sugar covered prunes, whiffs of metal, spiced fruit bread, straw, toasted malts and toffee.
T/M: Spiced rum soaked dates, crystallized sugar, slight metal taste, toasted bread, spiced apple cider and dark cherries. Body is sticky but on the thinner side and almost sparkling at the front end. Finishes semi dry with grains and hints of tobacco juice in the aftertaste.
O: Sharp and prickly with great dark fruit and earthy flavors playing off each other. This serves up a tad rough and lacks lush refinement.
Serving type: bottle
CJ_Pain (162) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice! Sweet lil dopplebock! Thin on the palate, good pour, very minimal head retention. Sweetness present in the tounge as well as the alcohol. Very smooth and easy drinking, almost too easy for 8%abv. Well done.