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.
GTAEgeek (1961) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Hazy copper pour, with a small, khaki head. Lots of vanilla, whiskey, butterscotch, with some notes of black bread, pine, and syrup. Very sweet, with a little hop bitterness toward the finish. Heavy body, warm and lively, with a little astringency and stickiness. Overall, this is a thick and sticky beer. Not bad.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy Dark Red, Tan Head, Lots Of Lacing. Sweet Caramel, Creamy Malt, Light Bitter. Very Smooth and Easy To Drink Long Lasting Creamy Sweet Aftertaste and nice tummy warming feeling. Niiiiice. Recommended. New Favorite, will be looking out for it in Autumn.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small head that quickly fades. Pretty nice aroma of caramel, cherries, raisins, and bread. Drinks really smooth. Easy to drink and a bit boozy at the same time. Lots of caramel and fruit. Finish is crisp and smooth, cherry taste lingers. Medium body, a little syrupy. Very enjoyable doppelbock.
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent to me,. Nice malty taste and almost alike a Barley Wine in strenght. NIce amber touches.
Palidor19 (3165) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice beer with a nutty taste, that this the standard of of good dopplebock. the malts are strong with little hops. the look is clear and not that carbonated, but its very tasty.
illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby red with a small head that quickly dissipates. Taste is alcohol, molasses and raisins/fruit. Pretty boozy but I keep going back for more. I have a love/hate relationship with this beer.
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ccex (1199) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear copper brown with lots of rising bubbles, small off-white head. Aroma is full of carmel malts and bread, with some fruit (cherries, raisins, dates). Body is medium to full with just the right carbonation for the style. Taste is sweet with a boozy, slightly chemical aftertaste. A very good doppelbock anyway. I’d love to find this one on tap somewhere.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is rather non-descript with a hint of caramel malt. The appearance is amber with a small head that fades to nothing. The taste is very smooth with lots of sweet, bread like malt and a touch of fruity yeast. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer.
ads135 (4227) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I realize this is a pretty decent doppelbock, but the problems I have with the style (overly sweet, chemically caramel flavor) is in this beer as well. I can appreciate the palate and its rich syrupy character. Josh brought this one back for me from Madison.