glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and dark bread, moderate cooked orange for the hops, light to moderate meat for the yeast, with date and brown sugar in the background. Head is small, frothy, off-white with spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy yet sparkling mohogany. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and light acidic, then finishes lightly sweet. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, watery with a lively carbonation. Distinct and bold Doppelbock aromas, and a nice slippery palate.
fluffy (1945) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
honestly, the whole dopplebock thing is too sweet for me. this is well done, but the rock candy/brown sugar effect is too much for me. love Great Divide, not the style.
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown sugar, fresh baked bread and a tiny bit of dark fruit in the nose. (7.5/10) Color is clear, dark brown, orange highlights, tan head, spotty patterned lacing. (3.5/5) Palate is rich, full, satisfying, lots of dried plums, some graham crackers, some stickiness in the back end, nice balance and feel. Excellent American stab at the style.
notalush (5358) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Great Divide - clear light amber - nose is melanoidin, caramelized sugars, a light metallic/copper note - fairly creamy in the mouth - flavor is sweet burnt sugars, moderate esters, moderate malt richness - however, an undercurrent of DMS rides throughout - the finish washes it out with bitterness, spice and alcohol - lagers don’t seem to be their thing.
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, raisin, some roast. Taste is sweet, chococaramel, raisin/prune, light earthy. Some booziness. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer has a very malty aroma with notes of roasty caramel, dryer fruits and raisin. Beer is brilliantly clear with a deep mahogany color. Beer has a thin white head with nice carbonation. Beer has a medium sweetness that balances a very subdued hop bitterness. Flavor carries stone fruit flavors through. Palate is medium with a slight stickiness. Overall beer is very nice and I’d have it again. It’s always nice to find a good dopplebock
rader58 (820) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby. Aroma of toffee, plum, dust. Flavor is caramel, toffee, raisin, peat. A nicely balanced Doppelbock with a hop bite in the middle and a subtly sweet finish.
jjgmd (1719) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark rusty brown pour with a small head. Nose is malty and caramel. Taste is rich with rich chocolate. Quite drinkable and nice taste. carbonation is soft and texture medium. Finishes on sweet chocolate notes. Nice doppelbock ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1643) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a tan head and aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is of chocolate, caramel, and toasted malt with a chocolatly, sweet finish. Good doppel
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful reddish caramel hue. Light caramel flavours and some bready notes.