Sammy (7719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rileyís. "The art of the dopplebock" belongs to Capital. This is an example of this charm. Dark brown with little head, I placed it in a De Koninck glass. Malty, yeasty, cocoa aroma. A tad above average mouthfeel yields a rich and complex malting. Very satisfying, very drinkable.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet caramely nose with some authentic noble hoppiness. Starts with a nice light malty sweetness with a touch of caramel malt and some light piny bittering balance before a crisp, semi-sweet finish. A true to style and enjoyable doppelbock.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Steveís Mineral Point in Madison. Pours a clear copper color with a thin fizzy off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma of toasted malts, raisin and floral hops. The taste is bitter herbal hops, raisin, grape, toffee, pale malts. Medium bodied. Decent beer.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear honeyed amber with a short-lived off-white head. The aroma picked up a sweet blend of caramel, bready notes, and marshmallow, with essence of sweet rum.. earthy hops and dark fruit on top.. came across a little too sweet, but otherwise good. The flavor found more of the fruit and sweet caramel at the core, along with a bit of molasses.. peppery alcohol and earthy bitterness around.. prickly finish with a lot of sweetness and higher bitterness. Medium-bodied and a little sharp on the palate.. didnít flow all that well.. seemed a bit green.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark copper with a white head. Smells of earth, tea, biscuits, toasty. Tastes of light spice and earthy with a watery finish.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was really fruity for a doppelbock, canít say much else about it, it wasnít the best example of the style.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draught at the 2010 Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival in Chilton, WI. Pours a clear dark reddish copper colored brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, some perfume hops and a hint of bread crust. Taste is full bodied, flavors of caramel malt, a hint of brown sugar, floral hops and alcohol. Finish has a mild bitterness that lingers a while and then a semi-dry aftertaste of caramel malt and alcohol.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Clark Street Ale House. Deep copper body yellowish khaki head. A rich toffee and black tea nose. There is also some dough. Slightly burnt breadcrust with some peanut shells dominate the taste. There is also some hint of toffee and alcohol. Decent.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite dry and potently hoppy for a Doppel - has the creamy body, smooth mouthfeel, light esters and moderate caramel character, but there is some odd oxidation, strong noble hop character and mild acidity that really throw it off the style - once you adjust, it isnít that bad, but the elements never really come together - at over 3 bucks a 12 ounce, this is so not worth it.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a creamy beige head, slowly dissipating with plenty of lace. Aroma of toffee, malt, dough and notes of spices, stale socks and dark fruit. Taste is earthy with a touch of oxidation, toffee, mild fruit and a bit of noble hops presence. They make an awful lot of good doppelbocks but I just canít put this one in that category as thereís something amiss with it.