sfontain (795) - 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.
DCLawyer (1395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft->mini tumbler at Spacebar. Pours a moderate brown with an offwhite head. Roasted malt, nuts, earth and grains. Ok, as I tend to like the style.basement aromas,
jtclockwork (8025) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of caramel, molasses, birch sap, burnt wood, chewy earth and cocoa. medium body.
BeerandBlues2 (9457) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a small, creamy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, cookie and nutty sweet malt, dates and figs with light vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate sweet malt, dark fruits, faint earthy hops and bitterness, peppery alcohol and a sweet, chewy finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Jerm719 (105) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light head, light color for a doppelbock. Lightly roasted malts, walnuts, earthy hops, sweet grains. Pretty mild overall flavor, hint of alcohol.
drjay44 (2584) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
651 ml. bottle. Release #22. 8.7 ABV per the label. Pours a thin well retained ivory head, over a clear light brown (SRM 18) body....nose is light, plum, raisin, cola notes, light toasted malts, minimal hops, balance to the malts.....taste is cereal malts to start, then light plum, raisin tones, sweet throughout, finishing almost dry....mouth feel, light of medium body, sticky, light alcohol warmth, finishing with minimal acid, and low carbonation. This is a simple and uncomplicated Dopplebock which is sweet without balancing complexity. It is cereal dominated and is quite bread like in its construction. It is not crisp, but is quite filling. The recipe needs work. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
Dogbrick (7666) - 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 (10803) - 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. Itís certainly not dry. The hop is just enough for some flavor and balance. Itís very nice.
Panzuriel (1291) - 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 (3736) - 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 (2736) - 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. Itís really sugary for the 8.5%. I havenít had a doppelbock in a while, but I seem to recall more spiced notes in other examples, this one is pretty straightforward sweet malts. Iíd like a little more here than just the sweet malt flavor, but perhaps this is how the beer was intended to be.