beertholomeus (543) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a thin khaki head. Malt, toffee and caramel aroma. Caramel, toffee, toast and malt flavors. Medium body and a malty finish.
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Mild Dark Fruit, Mild Sweet Bread
T: Chocolate Malts, Sweet Dark Fruit, Sweet Bread
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet
Overall, other than the lack of nose (even after letting it warm up for 15 minutes) it was a pretty tasty winter bock with nice malty, fruity balance
Luvystypotables (387) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mild aroma of malt, milk chocolate colour, without much of a head. Sweet taste of malt with a palate of skunky beer.
mike5326 (664) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear Auburn color, short lived off white head. Syrupy yeast smell with malt. Slight malt medium body beer with a mild sweet finish.
toml219 (203) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving type: on-tap
Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a tan head that went down perty quickly light head floating on top sticky lacing.
Aroma- Sweet malt aroma with a hint of caramel and nuts
T/P - A nice mixture of a caramel nuttiness, with a slight alcohol undertone.
Overall- Very drinkable winter brew. Perfect on a warm night. This is one of the best beer I feel that Gordon Biersch brews. Very nice Especially on tap.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby-brown color with a medium thick and foamy light beige head. Malt aroma is very pronounced, and there is some caramel as well. Taste is creamy with a fair amount of malt flavor, along with some chcolate and caramel. The finish is mostly sweet malt, with a pinch of hops. Medium body and softer carbonation.
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliantly clear Crimson red when held to the light with a thick, creamy head. Smells of raisins, prunes and chocolate, has a faint alcohol hint. tastes of the same with a big creamy mouth feel and warming finish. Very good beer
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks, smells and tastes like toasted caramel. Lacking in depth but not bad for an American doppelbock.
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle bottled on 26 Sept. 2012 and served in a snifter.
GB Winter Bock pours a dark mahogany color with a small but attractive tan head. The head has poor retention but there’s decent lacing.
Smells like a mix of caramel, medium and dark malts with some sherry/alcohol overtones. Very good malt complexity.
Taste: follows nose, but tilts towards the darker malts and show a moderate level of bittering hops.
Medium-full body; creamy up front but a bit harsh in the alcohol-laden finish. Proper carbonation.
O: A relatively big dopplebock, in terms of flavor. Worthy of the Bavarian references.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep rich bronze coloured body with a thin tan head and both ruby & brown highlights - very nice looking! Aroma of caramel, toffee, malt, alcohol and some light spices. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong potent malt and sugars up front with a caramel overtone and a subtle spice at the end. Overall, a pretty good beer for the style - considering what it could have been! Nice at the airport before a flight. I sampled this pint on draught at Gordon Biersch in SFO, California on 21-March-2009.