anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, Denver, CO. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, chocolate, bread, and grain.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, release #4, 9% abv. Murky brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of slightly boozy burnt caramel and an edge of chocolate. Taste is similar, with similar booziness.
Tmoney99 (9989) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good caramel toasted malt and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bittersweet toasted malt flavor with a moderate smooth balanced finish of moderate duration. Solid doppelbock.
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours a clear copper pour with an off-white head. Sweet toasted malt, caramel, and a bit of dark fruit on the nose. Kind of just bland and bready. Flavor is sweet caramel, bread, and toast. Hints of cola, dark fruit, and biscuit. Mild candy on the finish.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, molasses and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied asnd smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel, molasses and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering molasses finish.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour, light head. Toffee, roasted apples, a bit of yeast. A pretty easy drinker.
NielsenRatings (8120) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a fairly cloudy, dark brown appearance with a small, bubbly, cream-colored head. The nose reminds me of almost a nut brown with a toasty caramel malty, nutty, espresso, toffee smell. A touch roasty, a bit burnt, caramel malty, somewhat bitter, weird toffee flavor. This really doesn’t remind me of a doppelbock. Not all that bad but not that great either.
Drake (7848) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Phone rate. Bottle. Release 3.Medium haze bronze hued body with a very small but mostly retentive off white head. Aroma shows a light phenolic presence that is odd. But mostly grainy and nutty. Light leather, odd smoked note. Baked bread, husky. Clean yeast. Flavors are malty, medium sweet, lower melanoidins, some alcohol, medium hop presence (high for the style: grassy, herbal). Clean yeast, low leather, raisinsted fruit. A bit one dimensional. Medium low carbonation light caramelized flavors, medium body. Good, but not my favorite Epic product.