rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2012 Bottle from Fermentation Market. Pours a deep mahogany with some nice ruby touches and a pillowy tan head. Nose is baked bread, toffee, hints of currants and plum. Flavor reflects the aroma with some added toast aspects and finishes clean. I think it’s pretty tasty.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy crap...a doppelbock that doesn’t end in -ator? About damn time American craft brewers. Pours a nice rich mahogany with some ruby notes, beige color head with great lacing. I love their lager strain, which is odd because I am not a lager fan generally. Light notes of chocolate, figs, plums and some baked pears. That chocolate really lingers. Smooth clean finish when compared to other doppelbocks, especially American varieties.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a deep garnet color with an average, beige, pillowy head which has nice longevity for a lager and leaves minimal, frothy lace rings. The nose is nice but fairly subdued; bready, toasted caramel, some toffee, raisins, and light fig. The flavor is similar with rich toffee, sweet caramel, some mineral bitterness, faint earthy roast, light toast, and golden raisins. The palate is moderately full, soft to lively, and creamy. The finish is more bitter than most of the style, still minerally and earthy, slightly roasty, and rich with caramel. A pretty decent attempt at a rich doppel with a bit more bitterness than most but still al the right parts. The fruit notes are pleasant, there is just enough toast and roast, and the malt notes are rich as they should be. There is just something that separates the best German examples from American ones. This one is nice but just not quite up to the same level.
drjay44 (2638) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark copper (SRM 17) body....nose is dried fruits, raisin, fig, light toffee/caramel....taste is light dried fruit, fig, raisin, heavy cocoa, light toffee/caramel, finishing with a mild bitterness....mouth feel medium, alcohol present, carbonation low. This is a relatively dry Doppelbock, with less of the malty complexity, and richness found in the best of the style. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Great Divide’s 18th Anniversary party. Orangish brown appearance with an off white head. Fairly sweet, caramel, dull grassy aroma. Not all that hard to drink. A bit boozy. Rich sweet, caramel, straw flavor. Another less than average lager from Great Divide. Too bad.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Great Divide. Comes dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is malts and spice. Taste is fruity and malty with some hop bitterness. Excellent beer.