Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewpub-definately by far the best beer this place has to offer-pours deep brown with a small off white head. nose is chocolate lite char and nuts. flavors of nuts and chocolate really pretty good compared to their other offerings. pretty simple and straight forward. the 11% comes through in the finish, but very lite for the abv. a pretty decent brew here.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at Big Bear Mountain Brewery. The appearance is a medium dark brown with some large bubbles. The aromas are mild malts, brown sugar, and medium roast malts. The flavors are a bit of fruity esters, some brown sugar, grains, almost some tea in there. The mouth is medium bodied, especially for the supposed 10+%. Carbonation is low but there unlike some of the others. Overall an average but decent doppelbock.
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a deep dark brown that borders on black with a thin off-white head.
S: Nose is quite sweet with some burnt sugar, coffee, licorice, and dark chocolate coming through. Nothing really doppelbock about it, more like a porter, but actually pretty good.
T: A nice caramel sweetness along with some toffee and burnt sugar. Some hints of chocolate and licorice as well as a nice roasted malt flavor.
M: The body is medium to full with a real sticky chewy texture and a moderate carbonation.
D: Wow, a good beer from these guys. Again, this isn’t much like any other doppelbock, but it’s really quite enjoyable. I’d stick with this beer if you find yourself at this brewery.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a light tan head. Rich malty/toffee aroma. Toffee and light nutty malt flavor with light fruitiness. Lighter bodied than expected. Caramel and light frutiiness lingers with a bit of biscuit malt.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown with fluffy white head. Faint roasty aroma. Roasty sweet caramel taste with alcohol notes and a slightly sour finish.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is strongly chocolatey and roasty malt. Pours almost black, very dark brown. Very roasty chocolate flavors. To me the body is very heavy, almost to a syruppy extent. The alcohol is masked for the most part, but there is some warmth that peaks through, especially when you are drinking this stuff on a cold winter Big Bear night.
The nice lady that runs this place with her husband suggested mixing the Doppel Bock with the Orange Blossom to make a kind of orange chocolate truffle flavored beer. We tried this and it was very good.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a brown color with some red hues. Nice head and lacing. Aroma is very fresh and bready. Flavor is again very fresh. Reminds me of walking through an active brewery. Lots of excellent roasted flavors with some light bitterness. One note: The brewer said this is 11% ABV but I bought a growler and had at least 4 pints and had only a minor buzz. My wife had a couple pints (and she is a complete light-weight) and she also noticed the lack of alcohol. There is no way the batch I had was 11%...probably more like 5%. I kept the beer at 11% on ratebeer as this may have been an anomaly (or I had an unusual tolerance that night!)