JohnnyJ (4728) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, slightly reddish, with an off white head. Brown sugar, dark malt, caramel, light roast, and sugary. Not bad, but to sweet for my liking.
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 355ml (ABM, BBE 11/2014)
Dark ruby brown color, tiny brownish head. Molasses and rye bread in the nose. Medium-bodied. Sweetish with milky notes, rye bread and maltyness. Odd as a doppelbock. More like Baltic type porter.
Beerhunter111 (9261) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fast schwarzes Bier mi schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, viel Karamell, Schokoade, Früchte. Geschmack schokoladig, viel Röstmalz, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte.
BVery (7369) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Binny’s. Very dark mahogany pour with a small foamy tan head. Toasted malt, bread, bittersweet chocolate, maybe a hint of licorice. Medium to lighter on the carbonation. Medium palate. Not bad.
superspak (3067) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Minimal herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, brown sugar, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice doppelbock. Good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A bit too dark/roasty for the style, but nicely enjoyable otherwise.
madmitch76 (16830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5th October 2014
Pretty much opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth and semi dry palate, light fine carbonation. Mild dark malts. Little fruity rang, almost coca cola. Pinch of cocoa powder. Whispers of roast and coffee. Light semi dry finish. A tidy and flavoursome brown.
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. 1424034142214. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head.
Dark fruits, roasted malt, mild bitterness and some dryness in the aroma. Not bad actually. German Doppelbock with some dry roasty notes. The flavour is sweetness, dark fruits, mild coffee, dry malt and some hoppy bitterness. It’s a like mix of Doppelbock and strong Stout. Not bad at all. Strong and quite smooth. After the mediocre Lager and drinkable Red Ale this is really nice surprise from Firemans Brew.
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. deep brown with small head. big malt body with chocolate and a bit of caramel. smooth. doesn’t seem quite like a dopplebock, but whatever it is, it’s fairly decent.
crossovert (8484) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown/blackish pour. Big sweetness and fruits, not refined enough for a doppelbock.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark molasses and caramel malts. Sweet and nutty. Notes of coffee as well with good chocolate highlights.