maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark brown with minimal head. The nose has a bitter, almost sour aroma to me, which is very intriguing. Some good caramel notes to the taste that complement the malts.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Tap&Grind-on tap-pours amber with a thin light tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt, medium/dark fruit-cherry. Taste follows.
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great looking pour. Clear mahogany with a medium sized, bubbly tan head. The aroma has a nice balance of roasted malts, mostly chocolate and toffee combined with dark fruits and a slight bready character. The malts again are heavily present in the taste. Sweet chocolate, toffee and nuts. Kind of like drinking a liquid Heath Bar. Medium to full bodied. Thick and chewy, coats the mouth nicely. By far, one of the best American Doppelbocks!
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, toasted malt, and hops. The appearance is light brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall very drinkable but not special.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
its a great beer , with the proper strength and flavor. nice and candied like with some dark fruit and rich malts. its a tad thin on the bad but it drinks very well. Love it.
smith4498 (2794) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark copper color with thin khaki head. Toasted malt and caramel aromas with bread dough. Sweet caramel and dough flavors with toasted malts and nuttiness. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.
Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great clear reddish pour with two finger head. Very rich and dark caramel and toffee and dark fruit like plum. No hint of alcohol. Now this is a pretty good doppelbock. It’s no aventinus or anything, but it is damn tasty.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at RnH, 8/3/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet with some toffee and caramel malts, and a little dark fruit
Appearance: This one pours a burgundy color with a tan head and heavy lace on the glass
Flavor: This one has a nice malty flavor, with a medium sweetness and minimal bitterness
Palate: The body of this one is medium, and it has a solid, somewhat thick mouthfeel to it
This one was another solid offering from Great Divide, and it was good to try (or drink again) about 6 or 7 different Great Divide beers that were hanging around the taps at RnH (left over from their weekly Tuesday event I assume) including some old favorites and some, like this one, that I hadn’t had before.
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On hand at Denver Summer Brew Fest 2012. Clear dark amber with a kind-of ruby tone, and a small white head. Nose is somewhat nutty and biscuity with some toffee grains and very light cocoa. Taste is awesome, like toffee-covered biscuit, a faint touch of cocoa, and some earthy German maltiness. Just plain good, semi-sweet , and balanced.
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Three Fires. Burnt sugary malt, earthy herbal, and raisin aroma. Chestnut with a moderate tan, thick creamy head, nice lacing. Roasty malt, and coffee flavor with a light roasty bitter finish. Medium body.