Strykzone (5342) - 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.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Contract brewed for Firemans Brew. Sampled on 7/25/2010. This dopplebock pours a deep black brown color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized quickly dissipating white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity, chocolate and a touch of tobacco. A medium bodied dopplebock. The malts are caramel and semi sweet. Hints of chocolate and tobacco as well. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. One would expect a dopplebock to be a touch sweeter. Touch of alcohol at the finish. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and a little dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a hint of alcohol.
nuplastikk (4908) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Deep brown-black body. Not much of a head...nothing after a minute or two. Very smooth. It kind of has that thin bodied character that makes me think extract, Pretty decent really, just has a neutered, lifeless quality to it that I don’t enjoy. I’m admittedly pretty biased against MBC. Sugary. OK flavor..but I’d never buy it again because it is really just alcoholic sugar water.
JohnnyJ (4774) - 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.
Idiosynkrasie (4564) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma, cautious hints of caramel, malt lozenge, milk chocolate, short bread. Taste is dark malty, hints of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, artificial sweetener; slightly alcoholic finish.
wlajwl (4321) - 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.
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Black with a small head. Quite a lot of body but not as much flavour as you would expect. Quite pleasant at first but soon sunk into blandness.
DedicatedToFun (3600) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent doppelbock, on tap at the Los Angeles Beer Festival 2014, dark brown with a large tan head. Smells rich and coffee. Medium body, malty finish.
rumproasts (3575) - 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.
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack purchased at Frenchy’s in Woodland. The aroma is of sweet chocolate, cocoa, and some light peat. Perhaps a little butterscotch, too. Somewhat transparent mahogany body with a small, weak, quickly dissipating light tan head. Starts with a general sweet, sugary flavor, before some peat comes through in the middle. Very light-bodied, and quite sweet. Lots of residual sugars present. Fairly thin, and one-dimensional.