illiniphil (133) - 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 (961) - 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 (4258) - 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 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Three tries. On tap draft, out of the tank at the brewery, and bottled. Loses a lot in the translation to bottle, IMO. Draft and from the tank - outstanding. Reddish/gold color, a little thick and heavy but good for a cool fall day. Definite toasted malt, grainy, caramel/toffee. Seemed to me it lost the caramel/toffee notes. Capital brews outside Madison,but tankers to Stephen’s Point for bottling, and the warehouse was really warm - thinkin’ that isn’t good.
akoeninger (491) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color. Aroma is sugary and malt. Taste is sort of fruity with a good malt background. Some alcohol burn that is very intriguing. Sticky mouth feel. This is a very good beer. A true autumn beverage.
dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red pour with a full caramel taste. Thick mouth. Aroma of sugar and caramel. Very easy drinking and full of warm alcohol notes.
Aurelius (4381) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m always glad when I find a new Capital - it’s not a brewery that I really seek out, the beers are good though. Clear, dark bronze beer, US longneck bottle with a (ahem) twistoff cap which is really the only thing that spoils the appearance. Good label. Canned corn and tannic malt aroma. Sweet, tangy, lots of fruit (cherry, dates), leather, a little chewing tobacco. Medium-heavy mouth, light astringency, raisiny aftertaste with a boozy break. Quality rendition of the style, and it *is* an epitomical autumn brew. Alas, I only purchased a single to sample. ABC, Bull Run.
Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp, strong aroma has a malty core with an underpinning of honey, cinnamon and cloves. Pours a clear, dark copper, almost mahogany, with a fairly thick light wheat head. Malty flavor has firm earthy, caramel, and honey tones with just hints of spice and wood. Texture has decent body and fizz, leaving an earthy, slightly woody finish and a persistent tingle. Happy Autumn!
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling dark copper pour, light bubbly off-white head. Sweet aroma of molasses and raisins. Flavor has the same sweetness with some solid date notes, some prunes, a dash of molasses. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Make a good winter bellywarmer.