SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
in bottle from seattle bottleworks. pours dark brown with a big carbonated off-white head. subtle caramel roasted malt aroma. big harsh fizzy palate. licorice and chocolate flavors. this is so over-roasted it seems burnt. this is not as thin as you’d expect but still has a harsh fizziness. the flavor is salty, in fact. the finish is tongue-numbing like being poked with needles.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(screw top bottle) dark brown with small tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is sweetish malt, brown sugar. OK but not great.
GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of my beer of the month club selections. I did not like the aroma. On the palate, the beer goes down a littel edgier than many dopplebocks. Not my favorite.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark brown. Aroma of malt, nuts, hops. Tastes malty, with some hops and roasty hints.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear bright umber color. Seems like a thin liquid when poured. Taller fairly stable aged paper colored head. Sweet aroma with scents of dark corn syrup and light brown sugar. Touch of herbal hops. Fairly thin in fell and a bit fizzy for style. Dark caramel flavors with some hints of light smoke and rye. A touch of dark fruit as well. Really seems like a thin weak doppel.
kevd193213 (895) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of malt, fruit and caramel. Taste of malt, nuts and caramel with a bitter sweet finish.
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. very boring.... a pretty light doppelbock. some aroma, but mostly a bit of sweet malts and a bit nutty. pours a weird copper tone with next to zero head. overall a beer that isn’t worth much, except to have on a random night when you don’t want to break into your good stuff.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, twist off cap. Clear brown, underwhelming nose of honey and malts. Not too much in terms of flavor. Body might be lighter than Narragansett Bock, but this is supposed to be a double? Maybe Bock Light. Mild dry finish. Not bad, shows potential, just watered and boring.
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2008
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle: Poured a light brown color with a very thin head. Very light carbonation. Aroma isnt that appealing. Flavor to match wont be sad to see these go and not come back. First in BOM...
MattShizzle (545) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - from BOTM club. Amber - brown color. Pretty disappointed in this one. Not much flavor. Some maltines and roastiness, a bit of hops. Slight metallic taste. Surely they could have found a better German Doppelbock.