wxman (1327) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a full light tan head. Aroma is wet grain with a slight grassy perfuminess from the hops. Taste is a mouthcoating, quite sweet (not cloying) toasted maltiness with a buttery alcohol aftertaste that seems pretty well balanced. Not especially hoppy, but a pleasant bitterness in the taste is present. Pretty fine, but certainly not my favorite doppel.
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
amber pour with little to no head. Alcohol was dominant and a lot of sweetness. Preferred the sword swallower
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a clear deep copper color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Aroma is toasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt and esters. The esters linger in the finish. Medium body. A nice beer. Definitely like the BA version better. Thanks Jason.
crossovert (6146) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
An absolute mess of a doppelbock. Sweetness to all fuck. One of the most diabetes-ridden beers I have had, WOOOOW.
Reimer96 (1018) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber color with a white head. Head dissipates quickly andeaves very little lace. Smells of faint malt and booze. Tastes of booze right away then the sweetness of malts hits then finishes with booze. Am disappointed as I expected more from this beer.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dates, figs, and plums with cookie and toast malt, and light spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, dates and plums, light hops and bitterness with a cloying sweet finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Light amber color with an interesting aftertaste. Not a big fan of it but it would be drinkable as beer number two.
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Theydon_Bois (6547) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pony Bar, Manhattan - 29/02/12.
Medium brown in colour with a frothy tan head.
Malts, caramel, alcohol and dark sugars on the nose.
Sweet tasting, malty, earthy, dark fruits and alcohol.
Medium bodied, not as chewy as I thought it would be, a litle biterness in the aftertaste and a little alcohol burn.
I enjoyed this but thought the alcohol could have been better hidden.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wants to be a very foamy beer and is. Fills my glass half full of foam. Smells like strong Shiner coming out of the bottle froma foot away. Deep reddish amber color. The head is frothy. The first thing you smell and taste is the alcohol. Then its just a punchy amber lager. Gimme a break. Next time I’ll just pour some everclear in my Shiner.
ansermadide (1432) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks thin and bockish with an amber color, clear, with an off-white head that settles to mold-colored blotches that sit atop the beer. The aroma is sweet, clean and not as roasted as what I remember most Doppelbocks being. It does have that Doppelbock yeast aroma, though. Watch out when it hits the mouth, though… yikes.
The light body really makes the alcohol shine in this, so much so that it reminds me of a liquor or wine in the finish. It’s light and sweet initially, but that gently rolls into an almost sour effect after a few seconds, reminding me of wet wood and an almost licorice or anise-like spice… all held together by an alcoholic sweetness that seems to almost crystallize and stick to the lips.
The finish has a candy-like sweetness that eventually dies off, leaving behind liquor-esque fumes. This is definitely unique, and although it would easily get its ass kicked by many a Doppelbock, it’s a clever enough of a beer to hold its own. And with as much alcohol by volume as is in this beer, it’s a bock to be reckoned with.