nuplastikk (4396) - 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, didn’t 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!
slowrunner77 (1687) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think our bottle was 9.2%, which ironically was the beers only real fault. Too heavy and a little too alcoholic, otherwise would be a very good liquid bread in a bottle. Rich and doughy. Loved the nose. A tiny bit lower on the taste. Oddly got cinnamon at room temp though I know there is none. Would not hesitate to buy this again."
thorongil2 (1238) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear, bright amber brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit; well balanced sweet/sour flavour, hint of alcohol, not very complex though
monk191 (927) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice if not particularly interesting doppelbock. Pours a great deep amber with a white head. Smells malty. Taste is malty, crisp, with a nice smooth finish. Not too memorable though.
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
SLC bottle. Pours a cola-like dark brown with a foamy, bubbly off white head. Nice earthy malt aroma with a faint hint of baking chocolate. Flavor has a little spice, a little booze and some bready thickness. Nice.
DCLawyer (1429) - 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 (8415) - , 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 (9685) - 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 (108) - 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 (2634) - 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 (8126) - 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.