boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... This 20oz Imperial Pint show a deep, reddish/mahogany color with a nice forming, eggy, off-white head. A very nice Dopplebock. Good malt sweetness, chewy, earthy, candied sugars. Dark fruits added dimension here. Hops were there, but faint and offered just enough to balance.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Clear light brown with a cardboard, malt aroma. Ultra sweet flavor - brown sugar and filmy aftertaste.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Release #4 - 9.0% ABV. Ruby-copper pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, toasted grains and dark bread. Taste is chewy, sweet malt, caramel, toasted grains, light smokiness, dark bread, toffee notes and faint grassy hops. Body is medium with a chewy, dense carbonation and a mild alcoholic warmth. Slightly sticky as well. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, toffee notes, grains, toasted bread, and light grassy notes. Nice!
ericdevin (461) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Market of Choice, Eugene. Pours a medium-dark brown. Some head, tan in color, not much lacing. Nutty and sweet tasting, very little aroma. Very little warming as well; you think it’s sessionable but watch out! Would have liked a bit more aroma, but fairly tasty nonetheless.
BOLTZ7555 (2578) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut pour with a small eggshell head that leaves a generous amount of spotting inside the glass. Aroma of caramel, toasted nuts, and raisin. Flavor also shows candied fruit, fig, plum, vanilla, honey-baked biscuit and cashew. A little sweet and a tad cloying.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a large foamy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nutty, lots of cinnamon and other spice, toasted notes, popcorn and extremely faint dark fruits. The taste is toffee, nutty notes, that same popcorn thing, dates, raisins and an herbal hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint. Release #2, 8.5% ABV. Lighter carbonation, very smooth texture. Clean finish. Good bitter taste. Surprisingly easy to drink for the ABV. Hard to detect the alcohol. Nice, rich complex toasty malt aroma. Earthy hops, little dark malt and spice. Mostly clear red / orange / brown color. Good thin khaki head, with a thicker texture. Leaves good lace. Nice to enjoy with my grilled subway. This is one of the better doppelbocks I’ve had. Done the way I like them.
maxwelldeux (2694) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker brown with a moderate head. Rich and malty nose to this with some hints of underlying sweetness. Taste is just a tad sweet with a strong malty taste.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured lighter orange with a dense, nicely-formed, yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up toasted, slightly-aged caramel and bready malts with fresh earth, leafy, and light citrus hop accents.. very well balanced. The flavor found bready notes, caramel, and a pinch of honey at the core.. tacky earth, black pepper, and citrus bitterness around.. finished sweet with nice pepper and citrusy accents. Medium-bodied and slick on the palate with low carbonation.. needed more bubbles to keep it moving at times.. otherwise a really good doppelbock!
GandGKevin (911) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smoky, malty aromas. Caramel and nutty flavors with a lingering finish. Overall a very good bock.