TomTron (397) - 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.
johnnymusky (308) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TheEpeeist (3401) - 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 (1156) - 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 (6114) - 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.
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of rich cocoa. Taste is cocoa powder, dried licorice. Nice.
tmoreau (2578) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters showing a nearly opaque, darkest brown color, with maybe a little ruby highlighting at the stem, frothy, tan head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was toasted, nearly roasted notes, with molasses, toffee & caramel, and a hint of salt? Medium+ bodied, carbonation was mild, with the taste showing moderate hop bitterness, modest sweetness, and negligible dark fruit influence. A solid Doppel!
WVHouseofBeer (892) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with an everlasting light tan head. Decent aromas of caramel, toffee and toast. Flavors of light peat, caramel, toffee, chocolate and bread. Alcohol shows through just a little. Moderately heavy body. Excellent Doppelbock.
monk191 (1098) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice doppelbock. Pours a beautiful thick black with a tan head. Not much smell, a bit of chocolate. Taste is very smooth and creamy, with a malty start and a bit of hops in the finish. Good stuff. Had on tap at Olde Sonoma Public House.
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crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased in CO and drank in TX. loooooooove this stuff!!!!! Dark pour with red tinge and nice beige head. Great complex aroma of roasted malts slight vanilla dark fruits and some smoke. Taste is similar with some dark fruits caramel and sugars. Absolutely a great beer. Will find more!
jeremyh70 (781) - Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy brown with ruby highlights. Has a tan head with decent lacing. Sweet malt aroma with big breadiness and caramel. Hint of oxidation. Sweet malt taste with caramel, brown sugar, a little chocolate and toasted grain. A little oxidation in taste also. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with medium full body and moderate carbonation. Finishes with a bready aftertaste. Would like to try a fresh bottle. Has nice flavors.