Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer is dark orange to brown in color, appearing hazy and sporting a thick, creamy off-white head. The aroma offers toffee, malt, bread, butterscotch, some sweet fruits. Really nice and easy drinking. Exceptionally smooth feel. Very light in body and creamy on the palate. I would definitely have this again.
BeerKurve (361) - - JUN 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark hazy orange in appearance. This features a very rich caramel, malty, chocolate, and yeasty flavor base. Feels quite crisp on the palate despite the carbonation. All and all, one of the best tasting doppelbock-style beers I have had yet!
RobertDale (2623) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, and grain. Taste is sweet caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit, citrus, and a bit of hops. Nice!
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 11/10/10. Awesome bottle received from BeerFMAndy (BA) in a surprise box that showed up at my door one day! Should I say KarmaFMAndy??
12oz bottle poured into a giant mug. Pours a dark copper color with a thick creamy off-white head on top. No lace sticks around at all. Nose is full of caramel notes, toffee, candied sugar, lightly toasted.
The mouth is full and brimming with depth. My experience with this style has yielded surprisingly thin feels on most. This one is full and hefty, what I would expect from a "double" bock. This is a malt-bomb for sure! Tons of sweet toffee, caramel, faint banana, light booziness that complements well. The alcohol adds just enough to the flavor, without making it overbearing in any way. Wonderfully executed. This is a stellar beer and one of the best of the style. Recommend. You are the man, Andy.
whitebear (41) - - APR 14, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer that I wish could be served all year long. This dopplebock has such a nice caramel and malty taste with many different flavors that excite the pallet. Very much a sipping on the couch after dinner beer.
tgncc (2506) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Rando7. Pours a amber/red/gold color, a little light for the style, between a dopplebock and heller bock. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar, light fruit. The flavor is sweet, caramel, a little more bread like. Medium in body. The finish is sweet, fruity, light noble hop bittering. Weird for a dopplebock. In appearance, flavor and body it is more like a blend of a heller bock and dopplebock. The description says it is based on an "Oktoberfest personality", and it does bear some resemblance to the Marzen style as well. Still, a very drinkable beer. Definitely glad I got the chance to try it. Thanks, Randy.
Scipio (600) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium amber with a light head. Aroma consists of orange and banana with some caramel notes. Lively flavor or caramel and sugar. It is sweet and smooth, with the heavier alcohol not very noticeable. Enjoyable.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours orange/amber with an off-white head. Aroma is malt driven with notes of caramel, toast, and earth. Flavor is sweet with additional notes of dried fruit. Overall body is moderate to full with a rich, boozy finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to Adam for this 12oz bottle.
Pours a deep clear copper with a small beige head that leaves a soapy cap on top.
Aroma is toasted caramel malts, toffee and light fruits. There’s a bit of cinammon apple character to the nose that certainly stands out vs. some others in the style.
Taste is even sweeter with brown sugar, toffee and overripe fruits up front. The backbone is all caramel malts and toasted bread. The finish is dry and crisp with more sweetness than I was expecting.
The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with strong carbonation.
This is an excellent doppelbock and maybe just one step behind the best in the style, but it’s not far back. Sugar, fruit, bread all wrapped into one beer.
valpoaj (597) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap pour after having this multiple times in bottle form. Aroma is sweet and boozy. Nice appearance that matches the namesake properly. Flavor is almost identical to the aroma - very sweet, and drinks stronger than the 8.5% it is listed at. Solid beer that I’ll almost surely enjoy again!