ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím usually a fan of Epicís bigger beers (and this definitely qualifies) but this isnít in the top tier. Good, but not great, this beer hides its alcohol well but is somewhat cloying with a sticky mouthfeel. Winchell brought this beer back to Lawrence with him from SLC in 2013.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose has notes of gingerbread and dark chewy malts with hints of floral hops. The flavor starts nutty and spicy with breads and caramel malts. Floral hops come next adding balance. the finishes has hints of molasses and licorice. Alcohol is well hidden.
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: Caramel malt, somewhat of a plum note, a bit of coffee, and a nice roasted note. Appearance is a dark clear black with a golden hue to it. Taste is caramel, roasted, nutty, with a very light grassy note. Palate is medium mouth feel with an aftertaste of malts. Overall, Decent not top shelf. Cheers!
delamie6 (20) - - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee aroma. Coffee, brandy, shuttle taste. Brown chocolate in color. Overall very good
sfontain (763) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, "Release #5 9.1% ABV." Dark garnet pour; frothy tan head builds as the beer is poured; dissipates into absolutely zero covering; no lacing. Aroma sweet, nutty malt, bread, deep-but-not-quite-dark fruit. Flavor has a fruit ester thing going on, pretty sweet, toast; clear alcohol in the exhale but not boozy. Medium body, heavy but smooth carbonation and quite sticky. Less than mind-blowing but well above average and one of Epicís better offerings that Iíve had to date.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber) clear rich brown with wispy white bubbles. Nose of light toast, nutty, cream, bit of light fruit as well. Taste of brown sugar, nutty, otasty, rich, well carbonated, creamy, nutty.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark auburn color with a small to average khaki colored head. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel, with a hint of roastedness. Some sweetness and alcohol. A pretty full and slightly creamy mouthfeel. A solid flavor. Caramel and dark fruit; slight sweet and obviously malty. Short finish. Some light hoppiness in the finish. A pretty solid version of the style.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Release#4 9% ABV. 22oz bomber, didnít open with much of a hiss, but it still had a nice off white head on top of a filtered ruby-amber red-brown body. A pretty well done Doppelbock certainly, captures some nice lager notes. Smooth creamy malt tones. A touch thin at times, sort of makes you wonder how it would have been unfiltered, but I imagine the way it is keeps it way more drinkable. Rich bready, fig, butterscotch, dessert finish. Really enjoyable beer!
superspak (2123) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; Release #2, bottled 2/15/2012. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, chocolate, raisin, nuttiness, biscuit, earth, leather, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with big malt complexity and balance. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, chocolate, raisin, nuttiness, biscuit, leather, light roast, earth, and light herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, biscuit, chocolate, nuttiness, raisin, light prune, earth, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic malt complexity and balance; with almost zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent doppelbock! Fantastic malt complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering; one of the better doppelbocks I have had.
Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed at Tops in Tempe. 22oz bomber pours clear deep copper with a tan looking head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts, caramel, dark fruity esters and a pleasing breadiness. The taste is surprisingly similar with sweet malts, some ripe red apple and apricot moving into caramel and a nice grounding sort of breadiness. This thing is just hitting the spot right now with its richness, complexity and balance.