tmongoose (2074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
guest tap to snifter glass. poured a medium cola brown color with now head. just looking at it and nothing else it appeared to be a light to medium body. the aroma was basically a mild sweet, caramel, lightly roasted malts and not much else. the body was mild and the flavor was quite mild for a dopplebock. was shocked that it was 8% because you don’t taste it anywhere in the flavor. just seemed rather watery and I was disappointed.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 7th Annual Parkville Microbrew Festival on April 24th, 2010. Pours dark sepia brown with an off white head. Caramel roasted aroma. Slightly thin in body. OK, but not astounding.
jgb9348 (5463) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin tan head. Aroma of pungent malt, alcohol, pit fruits and a bit of toffee - although not much. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong flavours of malt, yeast and metal run through this one with a light pit fruit sweetness behind. Aftertaste shows nuts, metal and a fairly potent finish, albeit a bit breadie. Overall, not such a great beer - strong as hell and not very balanced. I sampled this half litre on draught at the San Francisco (Airport) location on 21-March-2009.
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 im rating this for my own benefit, just to remind myself that i really like this beer, and to definitely try again. cant remember the specifics, but i will give a formal review once i try again.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ON tap at brewery. Dark brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet bread aroma and taste with some almost cinnamon like notes. Decent, but not great in the spectrum of dopplebocks.
AskForJenny (1062) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz - Wood on the palate at first, yielding to starch. No real hops or depth. OK, but I would pass in the future.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color. White foamy head. Aroma of roasted malt. Not coffee just the smell of grains. (Kinda making me hungry.) Flavor of malt. Finishes with a little coffee and distant bitterness. Not a bad beer, just not an impressive Doppelbock style.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear mahogany body with creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, caramel, some bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry, some raisin, light chocolate. Medium body, light stickiness.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RFD Holidaz, Washington DC. A pretty good bock. A solid brown beer that fits right in with Bierschs german beers. Drinkable, and stood up well against most other brewpubs.