RobertDale (2832) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is caramel, malt, dark fruits, chocolate, and toffee. A little too malty for me. Nice.
arkurzynski (1369) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2013 Draft at source. Red-brown pour. Dark fruit, toasted/caramel malts, faint roast, and some peppery alcohol. Flavor is dark fruit pulp, mild sherry, and toasted malt. Malt forward, but not too sweet. Clean, malty finish. A good doppelbock.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malts, caramel, and hints dark fruit. Dark brown pour with ruby highlights and minimal tan head and minimal lacing. From a taste standpoint doublebocks just keep giving and this one is no exception. Rich toasted malts, hints of dark fruit, biscuity tastes. Medium bodied and minimal carbonation. Smooth. Overall, this was very enjoyable. Would drink again.
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ansermadide (1417) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THis is my kind of Doppelbock. Not very traditional... then again, I donít expect Great Divide to let an opportunity pass to make an American twist on a German beer. And Iím glad for this, because I really like it.
Itís a little sharper than youíd expect from a Doppelbock, and although it has the expected caramel, dark fruit, and toffee characteristics, I think what makes this Doppelbock so good is their choice of yeast. I was very glad not to have tasted any hints of lager yeast.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Deep amber body. Frothy, light tan head, lasting. Malty aroma of caramel, nuts, toasted grain. Notes of brown sugar, vanilla, The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture with a sticky finish, lively carbonation. Alcoholic finish. Overly sweet. Overly alcoholic. Not much finesse. Not enjoyable.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: July 24, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark burgandy red, frothy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet rich caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich deep caramel flavor, candy sweetness is well tempered by a light earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, a bit floral and chocolaty with hints of raisin and roasted nuts. Rich and tasty without being cloying. Will drink again.
doublebock (489) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear auburn brown color with white head. Sweet malt and roasted chestnut aroma. RIch toffee and bready flavor with raisins with a subtle balanced hopiness at the finish.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is fruity with some roastiness and chocolate notes. Flavor is chocolatey with mild fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium full with an earthy/chocolatey finish.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: rich, dark ruby red with mahogany and purplish highlights; short, creamy khaki head that lasts, leaving lace rings--gorgeous beer. Aroma: brown sugar, molasses, toasted pumpernickel, leather, chocolate. Taste: light toffee and brown sugar, then a slow wave of molasses and dark fruit, then a wash of tobacco, leather, slightly burnt toast, and chocolate. Finish: low and slow, with a hint of smoky sweetness . Notes: My favorite style of beer from my favorite brewery. What could go wrong? Virtually nothing. This was an astoundingly excellent beer that started great and got even better as it warmed and the flavors came together in a perfect balance of sweetness, earth, mellow hops, and smoke. Near perfect. The only better doppelbock is the Ayinger Celebrator.