TomTron (434) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost coffee black with a tan head that stays. Aromas of light chocolate malts and some caramel but a bit faint. Flavor is mainly a big malt punch with some slight coffee bitterness but is still rather drinkable and the alcohol is almost non-existent. In the realm of dopplebocks, this one might be one of the best I’ve had.
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1" tan head... the head has a definite gold color to it.. the brew is daaark for a dopplebock.. very dark brown but when held to the nearest bulb, it reveals a crystal clear deep ruby color... very pretty..
Nose is thick and very full of heavy malts... not sweet smelling.. just very malty.. sorta a plummy fruitiness... wow.. you don’t get this much in doppelbocks (in a good way).. I would expect a long boil or decoction made this one as aromatic as it is.
Flavor is very complex for a doppelbock... a bunch of stuff going on here.. thick maltiness... some slight chocolate... is this what melanoidins taste like???? sorta a pruney frutiness with a bunch of malty sweeness.. but it still seems very drinkable despite the great body and slightly light carbonation.. the only thing that I can complain about is that it may be a tad sticky... but overall, I am damn impressed with this one... very very smooth.. and the complex malt characteristics come in waves as it warms up.. this may be the best example of an American dopplebock that I’ve ever had.
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Dark brown, clean clear light roast coffee, chocolate milk. Spicy dark malt. Lots of chocolate. Dark foam. Quite nice.
GenDV138 (4097) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, malt, wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (5931) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice stuff. Pours brown with great head and lacing. Lots of coffee and big roast. Quite a decent bitter finish. I really liked this one. Bottle thanks to iphonephan.
Iphonephan (4985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle at the Brony bottle share at Travlrs place. Pours a clear cola with an off white head. Aroma of raisins. Flavors of caramel, raisins and nuts. Smooth mouthfeel. Creamy finish.
kraddel (4949) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark unclear brown . Small white head . Smell is sweet, bit leaves . Taste is bit bitter , chocolaty , caramel , leaves . nice and rather intense .
johnnymusky (672) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 i must preface by saying not my choice of styles by any means...bought for Monday new beer tastings at work...poured from bomber 2013 vintage....poured black with a huge creamy long lasting head...nose was a very nice mix of cocoa and berries with malt....mouth was the same with a little anise tossed in....i was way pleased with this one....gonna get another tomorrow....agreeing with slowrunner77 this is more like a stout.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle, almost 2 years old. Dark brown with pocked tan foam. Nose is toffee, raisin, cherry, chocolate, tobacco and mild smoke. Creamy medium body with a tang. Taste is caramel, raisin, brown bread and dried apricot with tobacco and smoky notes adding depth and balance. I’m surprised this has aged so well.
AndyW68 (1258) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Dark pour with minimal head. Aroma is sweet caramel and dark fruit. Taste is sweet version of nose. Like it.
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Not sure what to think of this beer. Suspending expectations, it’s definitely an enjoyable and decadent beer. If I was really in the mood for a doppelbock, though, this would be a huge miss. Everyone’s rating is pretty spot on, but for the fact that nobody mentions this is really nothing like any other doppelbock. Pours like a stout, and has very little of the liquid bread aspect the style usually is known for. Lots more choaolte and dark malt. Sweet, almost rum like in it’s fruitiness, with some yeast and roast coming through as well. So, very nice beer, not a good doppelbock. Reminds me more of a hybrid like Old Viscosity than anything else.