GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, caged and corked. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was paper thin and dissipated about as fast as a head can dissipate. Smelled of raisin, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and date. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Low to moderate carbonation. Lighter mouth feel than the other, almost syrupy doppelbocks I tried prior to this. I tasted caramel, dry grassy hops, toffee, and dark fruit. The barrel effect imparted subdued notes of vanilla and whiskey. Not bad.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice strong malty sweet flavor with a lasting finish.
Beer4000 (4948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle sampled@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Hazy reddish dark brown body with a thin beige head. Almost intense aroma of hops and caramel. Flavor is very refreshing, fruity, lots of malt, caramel and bitter. A complex, dry finish rounds it all up as a nice experience.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a very thin off-white head. Fizzy. Pineapple aroma. Thinner body, big alcohol. Medium sweetness. Interesting finish of big chocolate. I love the finish, it really saves the beer.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle@RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Very dark orange-amber body with a thin offwhite foam on top. Sweet-smelling, both malty and fruity. Some wooden notes. Flavor starts quite sweet, as in the aroma, an odd mix of fruity and malty sweetness. Mildly hopped, some roastedness, caramel and wood undeneath. Mid-bodied. A late dryness gives a quite fresh ending. Likeable.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an odd orangy red with no head at all, just some bubbles that looked like when you blew through a straw into your milk.
Nose was slightly fruity, lots of burnt sugar, oak, and whiskey.
Taste reminded me of a broken down Abbaye SBC. It was flat, nice sweetness, hints of roastiness, a little tart, tons of oak and a good amount of whiskey flavor that washes all over the thin body. Really not too bad of a beer.
Sigmund (5569) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, ABV 8.3%, at RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Dark brown colour, orange in the highlights. Low off-white head. Sweetish very malty and sugary aroma, hints of oak. The flavour is very fruity for a doppelbock, but also malty and somewhat sugary, with a noticeable bitterness in the finish.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was lucky enough to get a sample at the brewery after a tour today. The color was a nice clear mahogany (does that even make sense?). It smelled like some fruits like apples and such. The flavor was more fruits but with a crisp clean finish (that definitely only makes sense to me because what does "clean" mean really?). I liked this beer but since I am not a fan of bocks, dopplebocks, or lagers in general I would pass on buying a bottle.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-06-2007 02:30:42
shigadeyo (3147) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/16/2008: Flying Dog Wild Dog Collaborator Doppelbock has a sweet, sugary malt aroma with hints of European malts and some citrus in the backend. The beer itself is a vibrant red-orange/ruby color with a frothy off-white to beige-colored head. Toasted malts are followed by fruit in the mid-palate (caramel-apple). Strong, sweet dark fruits dominate and there is a candy orange citrus hoppiness in the slightly dry finish. This beer is medium-bodied and mostly smooth, although I was expecting a better mouthfeel for a Doppelbock. Overall it’s a pretty good brew.
1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (8.3% Alc/Vol; 30 IBU) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #122 for this beer.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured brown with tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, fruit, and chocolate. Flavor was the same as smell.