hopscotch (9736) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft... This beer rocks!… Clear, dark crimson lager with a mid-sized, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Great retention. The plush aromatics consist of dates, black cherries, golden raisins, toasted malts, caramel and a hint of milk chocolate. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor leans toward the sweet side of balance, but doesn’t approach “cloying” at all - dates, dark raisins, black bread and medium-roast malts accompanied by a slight, mineral bitterness. Finishes mildly bitter with unsweetened cocoa, toasted tree nuts and buttery toffee. Vinous, world class lager!
burg326 (3982) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CCB, poured a clear reddish brown color with aromas of toffee, rasins, light earth and some nuts. Flavors are the same, sweet toffee and some rasins, hid the abv very nicely as well.
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear mahogany pour with a very thin, quickly gone head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel, sweet cereal. Heavy caramel and malt taste with some dark fruit in the background. Oily mouthfeel, very little carbonation. Good for the style, but really sweet.
nimbleprop (5295) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
You find things in the strangest places. Had a 6oz pour of this at Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington. Mostly opaque deep mahogany brown with some cloudy white head. Nose of prunes, nuts, raisins, rum, malt, a little detritus. Flavor is malty, raisins, prunes, bread, rum, stale coffee, some dried apple slices, dried cherry. Full, sticky finish. Not a bad attempt.
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this is the best doupplebock I’ve had. The body and the flavors are awesome. Dark and smooth, like a nitro- ed stout, but deep in profile. Great!
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wanted to like this one but its just too sweet and syrupy for me. The flatter palate made it oily and sweet and kind of hard to drink. The classic doppelbock flavors were there... but it fell short in that I didnt really want to finish my glass.
Ernesto987 (4075) - Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to collin, sweet and malty, nutty with a tasty semidry finish, liking this one
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Earthy. Molasses. Figs. Just ok. Not my favorite from cigar city.
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Lubiere (10551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish brown bock with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet dark fruits with maple notes, lightly peated, OK. In mouth, a smooth sweet malt with light treacle, molasses, dark fruits, a bit simple. On tap at brewery, Dec. 9 2012.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m assuming this is the base of the Crapplebock. It smelled like raisins and over ripe raspberries with hints of toffee and coffee. The taste was great, sweeter than expected but still lots of ripe fruits and dry hops toward the finish. The abv& is just about perfect, I will be drinking this more next time I see it.