asedzie (585) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours rich amber thin head. Aroma of rich caramel candy, fresh butter and tones of fresh fruit - peaches, pears. Flavor profile hits all the right notes for a doppelbock and then some. The usual toffee and caramel are joined by a nutty sweet flavor that I can only attribute to the wild rice. Has a definite touches of wild rice throughout and these accentuate the already rich and sweet flavors expected in a doppelbock. What’s more - no trace of the high ABV. A very well-constructed brew.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. Rich, fruity grain aroma. Starts with classic creamy brown Doppelbock, but then really opens up with the earthy, nutty, mushroom heavy wild rice character. Clean. A little stripped from what I perceive as filtering, but this combo really works together nicely. If the malts had gotten too toasty or chocolately, this wouldn’t have worked, but it’s a great combo with the fruitier, almost Dubbel-like malt bill. Fun.
beerbaaron (927) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish brown, almost no head. Aroma is a little overripe fruit, some sweet and sour. Flavor follows nose. Very well balanced and perfect finish.
MarinEvelyn (467) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
toffee raisin coffee smell and taste. Also a fruity taste, very slight bitter aftertaste, which I only taste every once in a while. Nice dark brown color, golden in the light. So many flavors in this beer, but all mixed masterly. Delicious.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house. Pours a clear dark burnt orange appearance with a light brown head. Light booze, rich caramel, toffee, fairly sweet, grassy aroma. Candy, rich caramel, toffee, light chocolate, somewhat fruity, fairly sweet malty flavor though not overly cloying. Not bad.
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, no date from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee. Clear Orange amber with a small off white head. Fruity yeast and toffee with some nuts and raisins and grape notes, good toasty malt background. Flavor much the same, stronger grape notes. Not really all that sweet, though. Dry finish, light tongue numbing alcohol, scant bitterness. Light carbonation, full body. Pretty tasty.
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours reddish orange with medium white head. Aroma sweet and bready. Taste dull with caramel , bread, nuts and not much else. Metallic at times. Finish manly a continuation of the taste, slight nutty dryness. Full palate without being syrupy or sticky.
I enjoy most of the Capitol Square series but there’s just not a lot going on with this beer.
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a dark clear copper with a thin head, aroma is sweet with some caramel and a hint of dark fruit, the flavor has a decent amount of caramel mixed in with a little bit of fruit in the finish, really doesn’t blow me away all that much.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: pours a clear deep copper with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel and rice nose with a touch of light fruits. Starts with good fullness and an authentic biscuity light caramel sweetness with some huskiness and a touch of melon. Finishes slightly warming and semi-sweet. True to style and enjoyable.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received a 12 FL. OZ. bottle of this in a trade w/ ChrisF. Poured from the Maroon/Gold labeled bottle into a 12oz Schlafly Tulip Glass. Has no freshness date to be found but a $4.09 sticker on the front label.
Aroma- A very sweet and strong aroma. Tons of caramel, malt, and dark fruits even!?!? Slight booziness but may be from the higher a.b.v. in this Bock.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, bubbly head that has average retention. The body color is a dark amber/brown and semi-hazy. Leaves good lacing behind.
Flavor- A very rich example of this style with touch of dark fruits and sugar again. A bit toasty from the roasted grains and has a medium hop bitterness on the finish. Well represented!
Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Sweet, and very fruity on the finish. Not very tradition.
Overall Impression- A nice Dopplebock but I question, could this be passed as an Eisbock? Very strong for the style but enjoyed almost everything about it. Glad I got to enjoy something from this brewery! Have been looking forward to a Capital Square brew since I was in MN. Get some of this if your a Bock fan!