Dogbrick (8264) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the tap room in Denver. Dark copper color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, raisins and earthy hops. The finish is grainy malt and dark fruits. Decent overall.
bhensonb (11261) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Utah State store on Harris in Salt Lake City. Pours dark copper with very little head. Rich caramel/treacle aroma. Not a lot of hop smell. Med + body. Flavor is rich caramel, with a little treacle. It’s certainly not dry. The hop is just enough for some flavor and balance. It’s very nice.
Panzuriel (1316) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a reddish dark brown pour with a thin head of white bubbles. Nose is faint but a bit of malt backed by red fruit. Taste is a muted malt with a bit of stone fruit on the finish. the body is lively. An interesting beer.
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown amber pour with good ring of tan head. Big bready awesomely sweet raisinbread. Ever so slight alcohol warmth, but extremely well hidden. Drinks deceptively smooth. One of the best american attempts at the style that ive had.
NachlamSie (2784) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the brewery. Pours dark with some red hues and a small head. The aroma is sweet with vegetal notes. Brown sugar, molasses and bread make up the nose. The flavor is rich and sugary with a sticky palate. Lots of molasses, brown sugar and a little fig and banana are noted. It’s really sugary for the 8.5%. I haven’t had a doppelbock in a while, but I seem to recall more spiced notes in other examples, this one is pretty straightforward sweet malts. I’d like a little more here than just the sweet malt flavor, but perhaps this is how the beer was intended to be.
kkleu357 (315) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malty aroma. Burnt dark red color. Nice sized head. Lots of toffee flavors with a malty finish. Very good. Best Doppelbock I can remember drinking.
wlajwl (3932) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel/toffee, dark fruit and nutty malts. The flavor is caramel, toffee, malts, a hint of coffee, dark fruit and a mildly tart/tangy finish.
Concealer (810) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Clear reddish amber with an off-white head that laces. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, molasses, and light grainy earth notes. Flavor is sweet caramel, toasted malt, molasses, some fruit and nuts. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated; linger sweet molasses with a slight dry finish.
snoworsummer (2209) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours ruby copper with a fizzy, creamy white head. Tastes very nutty, malty, like vegetables, gourds, dryness, some booze, and light spice. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like malt, booze, and yams.
sonnycheeba (3613) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper/amber with thin, creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts, lager yeast, light toast, vegetable notes, and light grassiness. Flavor is bready malts, dark fruit esters, light floral hops, and faint caramel; a little boozy with a semisweet finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.