Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What is a pale doppleback? Bottle from Champane’s Cellars. A good bitterness and spicy. Some malt liquor aftertaste. Wasn’t the style but nice and drinkable. Nice bubbly head.
solidfunk (2780) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes much more like a pale ale than a doppelbock. Ok for pale ale. Pours clear orange. Aroma of citrus, orange hops. Medium carbonation and consistency. Some lacing. Taste is bitter with some saltiness. Thanks to Sammy.
dinkle50 (877) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foamy head on top of a reddish cloudy pour. Lemon aroma. Spicy taste with hints of citrus. Mouth was pretty light. Hints of caramelized banana and brown sugar. Alcohol was hidden really well.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head . This was a interesting beer. Good malt and nice hops flavors.
Trev (1820) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with a thick tight head.
Aroma is light alc, peach like fruitiness, woody hop.
Flavour is woody bitterness, caramel, light fruit and some alc burn.
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notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber - nothing about this resembles a Doppelbock - hazy orange pour - nose is sugar and tropical fruit, some alcohol and some floral hops - medium body - slightly slick in the mouth - flavor begins sugary sweet - tropical notes through the middle - moderate hop bitterness on the tail end, as well as some alcohol heat - seems more like a barleywine, really, but even as that it is fairly simple and a little difficult to enjoy.
Chudwick (1706) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber - pours amber/orange with thin offwhite head. Nose is caramel. flavor adds grapefruit and citrus hops. Moderate to high bitterness with light sweetness. Reminds me more of an Amber than a Doppelbock, but is probably due to the West Coast factor. I was expecting something maltier and sweeter, but this isn’t bad either. the ABV is more noticeable as it warms.
EithCubes (4568) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Nose is sweet and lightly citric-floral in the art of some southern German pilsners, alcohol showing, biscuit and the spice of lager yeast, toffee and caramelization, and unfortunately, a little ’American Dark Lager’ sickly sweet thinness. A pretty clear amber pour, in twilight, with a rocky yellowish off-white head. Taste is overly sweet and very perfumed, likewise more than just a splash of perfume in the oily, somewhat booze slick. Heavy honey, perhaps a touch of fruitcake. Heavily floral with faint bitterness, caramel malt with hints of darker toffee/roast but a little sickly-vomity and even grainy. Slick medium body, and more than anything, the rampant, uncontrolled booze rampage is the clincher.
onceblind (3573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy copper pour with a thin-ish foamy head. Lovely imperial lager aroma of buttered biscuit, pale sweet cereal grains, some honey, and lightly golden toast. Great full flavor with a big palate. Toast and honey mix with booze-yeasty esters alongside some doughy biscuit and a certain light fruitiness like pear or something perhaps more tropical.
PorterPounder (5098) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Earth Fare - 22 oz bomber. Sparkling dark copper pour, thick bubbly off-white head. Sweet aroma of raisins and molasses. Flavor has the same sweetness with some solid prune notes, some dates, a pinch of molasses and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is rich and. Make a good winter bellywarmer on a cold night. Happy 25th to one of my favorite breweries!