nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this 12oz bottle as an extra in a trade with mtdshn. Thanks Mark! Pours a translucent, nearly opaque deep brown with a thin cream colored head. If not for the tight bubbles you might think it was a cappuccino. Very sugary aroma that has a bit of nuts and brown sugar and faint coffee. Flavor is very sweet, a little sour with flavors of brown sugar, caramel and coffee. The coffee flavors are only a compliment and certainly arenít the whole show. Finish has some lasting coffee bitterness and is fairly dry. If not for the name it might be possible to miss the coffee component of this beer entirely. That said, this was still enjoyable.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery, 2007. Like great coffee with extra sugar in it. Malty, sweety, a great mouthfeel. After taste is a solid coffee flavor. A great, great blend.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown in color with a nice quarter inch head that recedes quickly to nothing. Not a whole lot going on in the nose, barely detectable slight coffee.
This is a very interesting combination. Decent doppelbock with just a slight amount of coffee. Iím liking it. Decent mouthfeel.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3-18-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to alexgash
Thick dense caramel mud in color with little head. Smell is mild and sweet and a hint of smoky malt. Taste is very sweet and bock-like but mostly watery overall. Smoky flavor and finish. Pretty decent but not great.
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via lb4lb. Pours a slightly cloudy amber body under a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a partial covering. A good bit of carbonation. Nice light-roast coffee with nutty toasted husky malt. Some light hops. Not as intense with the coffee as I was hoping, but itís still nice. The flavor is quite unique, the coffee really balances the Doppelbock sweetness to make it extremely drinkable. Burnt caramel, chalky yeast, a touch of alcohol and cereal grains. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very slight clinginess on the finish and lots of fizzy carbonation. I liked this, a little unusual, but it works for me.
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. The beer pours to a dark ruby red body with a thin white head. The aroma is strongly coffee laden dark malts. The flavor is a sweet brown sugar malt with a strong black coffee back. The beer definitely has a long lasting lingering sweetness on the palate. The coffee isnít too bitter or acetic. A nicely balanced beer but it was definitely a sipper.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very interesting beer. Aroma and flavor of malt and coffee. Some nut aroma and flavor mixed in. Pretty good, but not something that I would drink a lot.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Pepsican. Strong fresh coffee aroma with light smoke is the aroma. This beer had good maliness to it. Light dark fruit and grape juice notes followed by a nice fresh coffee finish.
lb4lb (2548) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle courtesy of alexgash. Thanks!
Pours dark maroon with a large medium sized beige head. Smell is of sweet maltiness and nice strong coffee. Taste is about what Iíd expect from the name. Rich and malty as expected from a dopplebock with a nice coffee flavor as well. Finishes more malty with little coffee flavor at the end. Pretty nice and drinkable. Medium to slightly rich body with good carbonation. Fairly noticeable tartness in the finish that detracted somewhat.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tea colored pour with a 1 finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer. Roasty chocolate and coffee aroma with notes of bread, toffee, a hint of dark fruit and some spices. Coffee dominates the flavor with a hint of dark fruits, spice, smoke, bread and a little nuttiness. Medium-thin body with soft carbonation.