BenH (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Fruity caramel aroma, bread. Taste is weird, dried fruit, caramel. Little sweet and bitter.
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy orange, nose is sweet toffee, citrus, taste is juicy citrus, dr
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at homr ... copper ... thin off white head ... soft orange zezt fruit ... soft fruits ... soft sweeet malts .. soft orange .. light fruits ... soft toffee .. light sweet ,alts
jinroh (802) - ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours beautiful amber, beautiful foamy head. Nice. Aroma is sweet, fruity, soft like a pillow. Taste has caramel, toffee, even some muted bitterness like a lager but its not like a lager at all. Strong lager, drinking really well. Average body. You can feel the alcohol but if to say that this has 9%, would not believe that. Goes down even too effortlessly.
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Skip. Hoppy aroma, fruity, berries, yeasty. Taste is good, hoppy, wheaty graininess. Nice. Hides the percentage. Smooth and soft.
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium Amber color. Light medium color. Very malty minerally but with fruity character like a steam beer. Alcohol really well hidden for the style. Nice stuff.
bergstaden (1719) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden with a white head - Sweet malt aroma - Good sweet malt body with some caramel and dark fruits - Good malt finish that lasts for some time - This was good
danielyabu (1361) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
huge frothy offwhite head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. translucent thick dark orange body. aroma: heavy toasted malt, milk chocolate, mild coffee, citrus orange. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, moderate alcoholic finish. Dulçor maltado, lembrando avelã. Amargor gredoso, amadeirado – no final da primeira caneca sente-se nuances de lúpulo presentes em IPAs. Dulçor é também cítrico, lembrando algo de laranja. Médio aquecimento alcoólico, não escondendo o teor de 8,6%. O dulçor de malte tostado é bem fiel aos ditames do estilo. Há um embate entre lúpulo e malte no final da primeira caneca, com aquele quase sobrepujando este, o que não deveria acontecer. Na segunda caneca, o sabor frutado de laranja é substituído pela lembrança de ameixa e diminuindo aquela sensação momentânea de IPA proveniente do amargor de lúpulo ao haver ganho de temperatura. É mais doce que amarga, mas o malte é definitivamente atenuado pelo lúpulo, como dito acima, até mais que o desejado. Menos encorpada que os ditames do estilo. Pelo valor e fama, esperava algo mais complexo, mas, ainda assim, é uma boa cerveja.80 s
DialSquare (3523) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle for $1.99 (seriously) from Kenny Rd Market. Copper brown pour with offwhite head and loose sheets of lacing. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, sweet bread. Tastes follow suit with a little less sweetness but all of the raisin, bread, caramel. Also get brown sugar, little herbal, light spice.
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a beautiful coppery mahogany color with thick beige head that seems to last a while and leave sheets of lacing that dissolve into spots.
The aroma is rather intensely hoppy for a doppelbock style beer. The BJCP guidelines rate the style as 16-26 IBUs but Brooklyn has loaded this version up to 45 IBUs, which is just way too much for a doppelbock. The hops dominates the aroma and the flavor.
The flavor starts hoppy. The Munch and Caramel malts slide in for a visit briefly during the middle of the sip, and then clubbed into submission by the four varieties of hops Brooklyn chose to cram into this one.
Hop heads and IPA fans will find this a pleasant malty diversion from their favorite pale ale. Those of us who’ve had a great doppelbock like Ayinger Celebrator, Fort Collins’ doppelbock, or Weihenstephaner Korbinian wonder what the brewmasters at Brooklyn were thinking.
I’m planning to put as many of the bottles of this I bought aside as possible to age and mellow out. Over time, that 45 IBU bitterness should subside and disappear. Perhaps then we’ll have a true doppelbock.