rader58 (791) - 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 (1510) - 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 (1461) - 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 (382) - 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.
conway (1634) - - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark ruby with little head. Bready aroma and taste. A little malt sweetness.
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burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromatics start with heavy bread and yeast. Pours a solid caramel but no head. Taste is very malt heavy and has an "off" flavor. Palate is medium. Overall, pass.
Chuckaduck (670) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep crimson color with a slick white-tan head. Smells like strawberry shortcake. Aroma is alcohol, fruity, bread, vanilla, sweet, toffee coconut (?). Really interesting. Taste is drier than expected, a little chalky, fruity, alcohol, solvent, a little bitter, wine-like. Thin lacing; nice smooth, creamy mouth feel. I would have liked this to taste more like it smelt (strawberry shortcake). But overall I was pleasantly surprised.
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft sample @ brew brothers. .. pours a deep amber .. low head, low lacing .. . wow, astringent as all hell!! .. this is pretty fuckin bad .. avoid this mess! .. . . maxwell you suck! .. maxwell your plays suuuck!!
Ron (2687) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with tan head. Aroma has notes of caramel, toasted malt, some spiciness. Flavor is much the same with hints of brown sugar and sweet. Medium-heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.. Overall, not bad! I had this to celabrate the Cowboys crushing the eagles!
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark reddish brown color with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly to a smattering of bubbles on top. The aroma is sweet with burnt sugars and light sweet dark fruits along with a bit of toffee that seems a bit out of place. Faint floral hop aroma provides little balance to the malty sweetness. The flavor is sweet with lots of caramel and brown sugar flavors and a bit of burnt sugar sweetness. Light prune flavor along with a weak coffee type melanoid thing going on. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet crisp mouthfeel. I find that so many American breweries try to replicate the dopplebock style and can’t seem to pull it off. This is a fine beer, but compared to some of the hallmarks of the style it just doesn’t compare. The smooth melanoid and rich dark dried fruits are lacking in this example.