williamherbert (1395) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Sugary malt, touch of corn syrup.
The appearance is brown with an orange tinge in the light. No head.
Flavor is a hint of alcohol to go with the malty sugar. Only the slightest of hops. Sweetened. Touch of cocoa powder and toffee.
The palate is milky, thick and chewy. Perfect for taste. It’s mostly sweet but with a dry balance. Pretty good.
BREWMUSKCLES (2403) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet in sugar with an appropriate farm fresh malt component that is strong enough to satisfy. slick body and raisin character that is satisfying. touch of froth displays a light hop infusion that i appreciate. better than decent.
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, dark wooden amber liquid with small white head, aroma; caramel with some dark chocolate and coffee. sweet with bitter finish.
smcolw (601) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, deep amber-brown. Moderate beige head that settles to a single layer of bubbles. Light lace.
Chocolate covered caramels is the first smell impression.
Interesting flavor that matches the chocolate covered caramel. Some of the darker malts do come through. Slightly sweet with a light hop background. Rich body and below average carbonation.
BroSpud (1882) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, 2009 vintage. Pours a medium dark brown with a slight head. Sweet malty flavor of raisins, figs and spices.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy brown that allows light to pass through with a moderate tan head that lasts through the first third of the glass and leaves a coating of spots and patches with each sip. Pleasant aroma of malt with a bit of earthiness to it along with a few vapors of alcohol. The flavor is malty and again a bit earthy, but at the same time it tastes watered down and lacks depth. Despite the alcohol detected in the aroma, it is well hidden in the flavor. Overall, a bit weak, but not a bad beer.
eaglefan538 (2958) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from SL, no where else, baby! Pour is dark brown with some head. The Cowboys SUCK! The aroma is bubblegum, roast, chocolate. The flavor is roast, chocolate, black patent malt, licorice, nice stuff. The mouthfeel is full, some carbonation, very well done doppelbock! Mouthfeel is big and carbonated. Good stuff!
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009 Tap at the Cape Ann Brewery in Gloucester, MA. This offering lacked the wallop that I’ve come to expect from my dopplebocks on cold winter evenings. Aroma of molasses and caramel sugars. Appears dark copper brown with little to no head. Very smooth and one doesn’t notice the alcohol flavors, though you can taste the caramel and malts. It resembles the original microbrew Fishersman’s Brew before it went into a larger production scale (outside the Northshore of Boston). Not bad, but not a great dopplebock.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle served in a clear pint glass. Pour was muddy brown with an inch of quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is yeast, malt, earth, and caramel. Taste is right on par, however there is an odd metallic taste that appears and lingers throughout the finish. I really enjoyed this brew and was pleasantly surprised. If not for the metallic finish, I would rated this higher and consider putting this on tap in my home. Excellent dopplebock!
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much aroma was present from a muddy brown pour with a quickly diminishing head. Nice malty toasty flavor fairly well balanced. A little watery at the finish. Average at best.