RobertDale (3406) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice clear golden orange with a nice fluffy beige head. Aroma of malt, bread, and caramel. Taste is similar. Decent enough. Appearance is outstanding.
Ernest (6198) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinbudin in Reykjanesbaer (BB Nov 2014). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, molasses, bread). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Mild, simple aroma, but pleasant and clean. Quite balanced and drinkable for the style, but of course it’s more of a dunkler bock at only 6.7%. Decent.
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. The aroma is quite sweet with a fair amount of toffee and residual sugars. Scant underlying toast, and a pinch of grassiness from the hops. Transparent copper-orange body present with a creamy, pretty large whitish head present. Rather pale for a doppelbock. Starts with more sweet toffee and light caramel flavors. Some melanoidins also appear towards the middle. Finishes with moderate buttery diacetyl, and not much else.
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clean and malty Icelandic bock with a rich and sweet cara malt toffee / caramel character. Frothy carbonation, medium-full body, bready, a little doughy, soft and savory with a peppery finish. Clean and flavorful, though not a very exciting or expressive beer. Much better than the two American-made bocks tried against.
monk191 (896) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 A very interesting doppelbock. Pours an orange with a light white head. Smells of banana and some caramel. Taste is thick, starts with some cinnamon toast, with a Caramelized sugar in the finish the coats your tongue and lasts for a while. Pretty nice! Paired with Rocket Salad and Croquettes, the sweetness of the salad smooths out the beer. Had in the bottle for New Years 2014.---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jrwhitney6 (303) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Beer of month club selection. Pours amber color without much of a head. Nose was pure malt...nothing special. However, the taste was very sweet - caramel, some nuttiness, and a touch of malt. Not usually a fan of this style, but I thought this was pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerFunGuy (629) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold in color with the aroma of fresh baked banana bread. It has a subtle taste on cinnamon toast when it hits your tongue an develops into a caramelized sugar flavor.
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marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark copper with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied fruit and chocolate flavor with a bitter finish.
allmyvinyl (3135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! Essentially a malt-bomb. Pale for the style, clear copper pour. Aromas are just toffee malt, sweet on the taste, sweet on the finish, a bit sticky. OK.
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with a tan head. Great malty aroma. Big malt flavors with just a bit of dark fruit. Seems boozy for only being 6.7%. This is very well crafted, although should perhaps be marketed as a standard bock.