Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a nice lighter tan head that leaves stringy lacing. A rich malty cocoa nose. From the first sip this one is less than hoped for. It is one of those beers where i like everything tasted but they work against each other rather than compliment. Cocoa, mixed fruit, and an unfortunate mix of hops. Although this is a European style, the addition of west coast US hops would have been welcomed. The finish brought out more of the malt and especially the chocolate and that was nice.
wlajwl (3486) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 Aroma is caramel malts and a decent hint of sweetness. The flavor is caramel malts, fruit/dark fruit and a tart finish.
thegreenrooster (3060) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is is sweet malt with some caramel. Flavor is again sweet malt with a strong coffee. This is a dopple? Finish has some more coffee and a bit of dark fruit. This was weird and not what i was expecting this to be. Alcohol is well hidden.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Rating #11. Interesting brew big nuttiness, dark brown and not real bad decent. (1940)
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nearly solid brown to black color under a thick tan head. Smell shows chocolate roast malt, and after itís sat for a few minutes, some of the roastiness of a stout. Is that good or bad for a doppelbock. Not much alcohol on the palate, but I am starting to feel it after a few more drinks. Warm and creamy chocolate taste, a slight sour fringe around my tongue. Not a style that a lot of contract clients want to do, and itís carried off pretty nicely.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Ralphs. Roasted nose. Good deal of malt and coffee. Slight sweetness up front. Good roasty flavors. Pretty tasty. I was a bit worried about this beer being overly sweet. That isnít the case. Solid Dopplebock.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My second favorite of the trio currently offered. This double bock pours brown/black and has a nice malty aroma. Lighter than a traditional dopple this would make a good introductory beer to the world of German style beers.
jmagnus87 (2185) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A 12oz bottle from Pickís Liquors poured into a Shaker.
Pours a dark brown, almost black. Small amount of frothy off-white head that leaves nice lacing.
Aroma strongly of coffee malt. Something else is there too, maybe a slight hop aroma.
Taste is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Definite coffee tastes and something a little sweet but I canít quite place it.
Itís medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation adds to its long bitter finish.
Overall, this beer is awesome. Itís a great dark beer and even though its about 90 degrees outside, I plan to go on out and enjoy this one in the sunshine. The fact that they donate part of their profits to help fire departments definitely gives them some brown nose points in my book too. Iíll definitely be buying this one again!
Maverick34 (2017) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Stupid name for a DB. Pours dark brown, slightly tan medium head. Malts tasted a bit too cooked, sweetness. A tolerable DB, nothing more.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís got that same green root shism the redhead has. Sweet cocoa aromatics with a shy forth. Rich on the tongue with a bit of carbonation. Cocoa, coffee and tree roots. Long sticky finish.