elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a slightly beige head. The head is rather thin, but a fair amount of lacing remains for the duration. Aroma is of caramel malts and toffee, rather sweet and distinctive. Upon first taste I was immediately hit by a strong alcohol flavor akin to bourbon, as well as a buttery toffee taste. As it settled down, the maltiness in the aroma reasserted itself. But here’s where it gets interesting: As the beer continued to warm, I also detected a hint of wood smoke and salt in the flavor--just a touch. This is a doppelbock to be sure, but for me, there was just a hint of a rauchbier profile. In the end, I have to say that the taste really was sweet and salty. Mouthfeel was watery, but the carbonation was stronger and sharper than usual for this style. In sum: A beer that holds it’s own with the best German variants of the style. Definitely worthy a try.
dlovell2 (1477) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a cream colored head. Aroma is toasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is toasted malt , caramel, slight molasses, cherries, and bready yeast.
fuzzcro (99) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Though I’m not most familiar with doppelbock characteristics I must say thus is a fine, satisfying brew. Pleasant flavor, cloudy appearance...sweet and not bitter at all.
DrSteveBrule (32) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a chestnut with a fizzy, short-lived head and some floating yeasties. Aroma isn't very strong but has some toasty malty notes. Taste is burnt toast, dark fruit. Palate is very silky. A good doppelbock.
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oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep golden brown color. Aromas of rich dark malts, chocolate, fruit, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is rich with a lot of flavors to be found, chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, coffee, and I swear a hint of licorice.
Dal9000 (400) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Ollies place. In a snifter. Aroma of toasted malt. Initial mild sweet malt with a slight earthy tang.
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Gachupines (1185) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is a little sweet, vaguely of candy. Flavor is sweet with a touch of dark fruit and a bread-like body.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong and sweet but a tad weak-bodied. Loaded with malts and quite alcoholic on the ending.
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rust copper color with an orangish-tan head. Plum and toffee on the nose. Moderately thick with adequate carbonation. Tastes approximate the nose except that the plum and toffee come through more prominently.
deaconmike (443) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear caramel with fairly minimal head. Aroma is sugary sweet with cherry and dark fruit. Sweet taste - brown sugar and dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbo. Very drinkable.
tnkw01 (1614) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Really loved this one. Deep, amber-copper color. Light head. Aroma was fruit cake, hints of molasses. Taste is dried fruit, fruit cake, malty sweet. Not bad.