knickskicks (1083) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red pour--very interesting color for the style; off-white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, sweet malts. Taste is sweet sugary bready malts, brown sugar. Thin-medium mouthfeel.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/17/13 trade from Jamil. What a great Doppelbock! Sweet malt, taffy and brown sugar scent. Dark bronze pour with a medium smooth feel. Sweet malt up front, rich and nutty, brown sugar and taffy finish with a hint of alcohol, but mostly all a great rich flavor.
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jhliesen (812) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle--I'm liking the doublebocks. Amber color, the best definition of an amber color I say, brew with no head and like carbonation. Malty aroma with some caramel. Taste is malt, without roast and caramel. The finish is syrupy and sticky. No trace of alcohol. Wish I had a cellar! Total wine.
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rajendra82 (1023) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful, auburn colored body was clear, and the beer displayed little carbonation, and formed no head. The smell was a mixture of sour dark skinned fruits, caramel, cocoa and coffee. The taste was very fruity, brimming with flavors of cherries, and fig, as well as showing off some vanilla, toffee, and just a hint of chocolate. The body was thicker than medium dense, with sticky initial feel, and a dry finish. I believe this is the first beer from this brewery I’ve sampled. It probably won’t be the last, based on the quality of this one.
Dament (3) - Seaside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite beer, period. No one can beat Capital Breweries Dopplebocks. My only complaint is that I can’t get this in California!!!! But I did ship 4 cases with me when I moved!!!
Wisco1987 (4) - - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Truly Unique. It is not for everyone but if you have the palate for it, it is amazing.
jjgmd (1911) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009 Bottle from Archer Liquors, Chicago. Pours a muddy brown colorwith no visible head. Nose is mostly burnt malt with caramel. Taste is malty and buttery. Taste is fruity as well, with a long finish. Descentbut nothing special.
Quaff score 6 / 10
zgaier (1844) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aged 3 years. Pours a muddy brown with a beige head and aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is of caramel, sweet malt, and light fruits with a malty finish. Very drinkable, alcohol is well hidden, solid doppelbock
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru cellar aged over 3 years. Pours a coppery brown with almost no head. Rotation builds up a quickly disappearing off-white one that leaves no lacing. Aroma has super sweet caramel, rich grapes, peat and some fruit. Taste is of sweet caramel malt, bread, and sweet and tart fruits. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly and a bit tart with some yeastiness. Nice solid dopple. Would expect the aging hurt it a bit; oversweetening it.
YoDude (10) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capital Autumnal Fire, aged 3 years 7 months in my beer cellar, 7.8% ABV
A 12oz bottle and poured into a Capital Brewery Snifter.
Appearance: Poured ruby brown with a very little head and lacing.
Smell: Toasted malt and caramel notes, no pronounced hop presence, no obvious off flavors.
Taste: Dried fruit and cognac sweetness. A molasses finish lingers. There is also a slight aftertaste of old leather, but not unpleasant.
Mouth feel: Medium body and low carbonation, coating the back of the tongue and upper palette with black licorice. Also a nice warming alcohol finish.
Overall: Capital was the first American craft breweries to combine the Oktoberfest and Doppelbock styles into one amazingly drinkable strong beer. The cellar aging has brought forward the more bitter flavors to balance with strong sweetness of the young beer. This is a great cognac-like after diner beverage to enjoy by an open fire with a maduro leaf cigar.