TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Snifter on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). A pre-Stoutfest beer. Pours a rich deep ruby brown hue, healthy ruby red and glowing deepness. Touches of haze, a good healthy frothy tannish head atop, dies to a good film, laces ok and remains thicker. Aromas are sticky toffee and oranges, dried fruit and marmalade, a touch of cherry. Crisp toast, biscuits, sticky toffee. Gentle spice, some mellow florals, touches of yeast. Inviting and sweet. Initial is medium bodied, a touch heavier with crisp sweetness, toffee and biscuits. Gentle citrus and red fruit kiss gently. Staying on task with a touch of lively toast, mellow sweet biscuits, grainy and cereal, rye bread, and touches of spice. A firm dryness into the middle and backend, dries out the malt a bit, just a wee touch of heat, a well integrated heat at that. Touches of apples, mellow brown sugar, dryness and crisp toast, malty. Dryness works well here, even in this weather I can drink this pretty well. Pretty solid, touches of dried fruit and maybe a hint of raisin. Nice.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really threw me off from the beginning from the appearance. It was a paler color then other Doppelbocks I have tried. Kinda bitter and sweet. Idk.
Damico (3118) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is lightly sweet and malty with a bit of honey, more substance than usual for the style. The beer pours mahogany with a chestnut hue and small tan off white head. The flavor is a bit syrupy maltiness, but light in body for the flavor, and then drops off pretty quickly.
rubbishystuff (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Another quality product from Goose Island. Somewhat complex, a little spicy. Dark and lovely. Serving: Tap
adrian910ss (2545) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at R & H. Pours a dark yet cloudy coppery maple color with a small off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and candied malts. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The nose has a bit of soft sweet caramel and a touch of soft raisiny character. Sweet but not cloying. A nice light chocolate flavour and a fairly prominent hoppy spiciness as well. Warming and sweet.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ blind tiger: not sweet enough for a bock, IMO. overattenuated maybe. Just dry and some astringency. Not getting chocolatey character from this one.
vtafro (6029) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dark pour with some white head. Decent lager, some dark fruit, chocolate notes decent brew, warming to too extreme but noticeable.
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious chocolatey dopplebock. Nice and malty, with a surprising amount of hops. I like the light flavor, a little light in body, though. Good. Bordering on refreshing.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at RNH. Pours a woody amber with a thin lasting head and nice lace. Aroma is big biscuit and toasted malts, sweet Munich and caramunich - earthy tones. Flavor is toasty, malty moderate sweet, some brown sugar, honey sweet, light fruity, big toast, caramel and big munich malts- clean smooth finish- well made. One of the best at the GI promo event.