bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, raisins, and plum. Flavor of caramel, raisins, cola, and some bread.
fidelis83 (1589) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, dark brown with a 1 finger, creamy beige head that has decent retention. Aroma is caramel, sweet grain, crusty white bread, brown sugar, sweet cereal grains, acorns toast and some spicy hops. Flavor is dusty grain, molasses, toasted maple wood, dark caramel, floral and spicy hops and some cooked dark fruit. Over-cooked sugar cookies and nuts come out as it warms. Palate is medium bodied somewhat creamy on entry, medium carbonation and sticky, chewy finish. Nice brew, rich and sweet, but still well balanced.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) rich deep garnet-brown with medium tan bubbles. Nose of caramel, sweet grain, and maple. Taste of sweet grain, caramel, light toastiness. A bit watery in the body, well hidden alcohol. Nice doppelbock.
dm9831 (1515) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sort of a whiskey brown color, not much of an off white head, nicely lacy. nose ia airy sweet malt and caramel. flavor has raisons, sweet malt, and a roasty malt. there is a bit of an alcohol presence. medium bodied, sweet finish. ok, i guess. a bit too sweet for me.
blutt59 (5687) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, color of cofffee with foam ring, aroma and flavor of sweet toffee and molasses, malty dark fruit also,carbonation is good for the style, alcohol is pretty well hidden and has a satisfying finish
nearbeer (3050) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Opaque chocolate with a quickly dissipating head. Nose is molasses, chocolate liqueur and light hay. Flavor is the same. Medium-heavy body is sweetish, thinned by alcohol,and smooth with carbonation.
nuplastikk (3289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Deep brown color, with a thin oily head. Brutal, deep nut and dark fruit aroma, a touch of rich liqueur-like alcohol too. Hmm. While there are some pleasant dark fruit tones, I feel that Capital has failed, yet again. A touch too thin, like what youíd expect from a cost-cutting macro brewery. I suppose the candi-sugar really doesnít help, the beer is already overwhelmed in malty sweetness. Some pleasant milk chocolate tones in the finish. Underwhelming beer overall.
ditmier (1509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 Bottle - Pours a deep ruddy amber with a medium tan head...aroma is dark fruity malt, yeast, doughy, almost quad-like in its sweet figginess...flavour is similarly malty, raisin, light spice, sticky sugar, kinda thin despite the gravity...finish is a bit of heat and sweet grain...drinkable...
dekester1 (261) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appeared a dark brown/red with a nice head that laced out very excellentlly. A malty aroma and a thick, sweet malty front end with a light to moderate hop finish. Definitely not a session beer, but itís a nice singleton.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a strong and very drinkable doppelbock, possibly too drinkable but Iím OK w/ that just right now. The color is a deep ruby brown, nearly black w/ no head after a few minutes. W/ raisin and caramel in the fore, malt pretty much dominates the noes--as it should be for the style. The flavor is not so strong but similar and the texture is a bit lighter than expected but sticky and moderately sweet w/ carbonation just a shade to heavy. Overall, this is quite nice and I feel myself slipping into a doppelbock stupor much quickly than I would generally expect. Not really on par w/ the best examples in the world but still a reasonably good example of the style.