onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma was sweet with vanilla and aged caramel, dry, yeasty undertones.. very well done for the style. Toffee, and vanilla at the core, with dry white peppery and yeasties around and throughout.. very nice earthy hop accents on the finish.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a clear, bright amber-red-orange color with a small off-white head. Super sweet aroma, with notes of toasted sugar, dried fruits, cookie, and toffee, with maybe a hint of spiciness. Flavor of sweet and caramel malts, sugar, red apple, nuts, and a bitter booziness throughout. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, boozy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not sure what to make of this one. Maybe let it sit for a while? I donít know.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Given how delicious Autumnal Fire is, I was somewhat disappointed by this one. Very good, but not as good as the original.
DuffMan (5791) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium orange amber, quite hazy, with a white head that settles quickly into a flat thin skim. Nice malty aroma and flavours: caramel, breadcrusts, dark cherries. Chewy malts, sweet and lipsmacking good! A delicious doppelbock!
whitebear (41) - - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall another great example of dopplebock with mild to little bittering and no hop flavor. Something of a unique tale that they will be using half of the brewed batch in future annual releases. This is something of a nice malty sweetness that is candy to the beer drinker.
madvike (2374) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - After cringing my way through too many boozy, messy sweet malt bombs from Capital, Iíve learned to leave these suckers hang out in the cellar for a couple months before I even think about trying them. This one pours rosy amber with a big foamy light tan. Nose is big, malty, and sweet, with sugary caramel notes, vanilla, and bread dough. A bit of plastic mingles with the yeast. Taste is about what youíd expect from the nose. Big bread notes--mostly dough--come through in waves, with the caramel/toffee sweetness mixing in with lots of alcohol warmth. Big thick body, slick and with minimal carbonation bite. Really sweet for my tastes, though itís a nice changes when Iím in the mood for something big. Oh, and weird that Capital put out a doppelbock finally. Havenít seen that from them before.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huh, Iíve had my bottles for over a month, and it only has ten ratings? Lazy Wisconsinites. 12oz bottle from Johnís Grocery~ $10 a 4/pk. After a relatively vigorous pour, a clear amber orange body yields a 1/2 finger creamy beige head, fair retention. Big caramel and toasted malt nose with a tinge of nuttiness, not a whole lot else. Flavor follows suit, adds a bit of a cola element. Alcohol in the finish makes this semi-dry, scant bitterness. Low carbonation, big syrupy thick body. Too sweet for me, but decent.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel and grains, light floral hop and some alcohol. Strong caramel flavor. Quite boozy. Dry, grainy finish. Might be best with a month or two to chill out the hot alcohol.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color with an off white head. Smelled of hay and buttery toffee. Medium bodied and sweet with some warming alcohol. Flavors followed the aromas closely.
drpimento (2025) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good beer. With an aggressive pour I got a small off white head that quickly settled down to a ring and no lace. Color is a very lovely, clear, red orange amber with a couple of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is great upon opening with an immediate whiff of sweet malt. Out of the glass are also caramel, toffee, fruit, and a very slight hint of butterscotch. Flavor is similar to nose with an excellent balancing effect from carbonic tang and bittering hops. Finish is like flavor with also a little banana, of good length, and some alcohol at the very end.