keith0718 (336) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Barley’s in OP, KS. Very similar to Spaten’s Optimator. I don’t enough about dopplebocks to gauge where this rates among them, but this is excellent--nice roasted caramel malt that is sweet, but not treacly.
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.
EtTuCthulhu (846) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma of this beer hits your nose heavily with the scent of figs as well as roasted, chocolate, and caramel malts. With a light behind the glass, the clear brownish red color shows its true beauty and is only enhanced by the medium off-white head, and the taste doesn’t disappoint either. The mild umami, slight sweetness, and touch of sourness is amazing and indulgent, but the palate only enhances those flavors due to the mixture of the long malty finish, medium body, soft carbonatin, and slick texture.
drpimento (2082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent dopple! I let it warm a bit too much before pouring with a huge, foamy, then frothy, tan head that settles after a bit and some lace. Color is an nice, clear cherry brown. Aroma is fantastic with roast, malt, fruits. Flavor’s like nose with lots more going on. True to style. Lots of depth. Plenty of malt with muscle and the carbonic tang and bitter perfectly balance. Body is full and generally round but with some sharp points. Finish is like flavor, long, and very drinkable.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a nice doppelbock with a little difference in it having a small hop character rather than being creamy and malty like other doppelbocks. I think it’s interesting. Tasted at WOB
Palidor19 (2871) - 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.
mbutler91c (9) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great representation of this style. I love this brewery and yet to have a beer that is bad.
onceblind (3539) - 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.
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.
superspak (2112) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/5/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear deep mahogany color with a nice 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, prune, molasses, toast, toffee, chocolate, dark bread, biscuit, nuttiness, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of dark malty flavors with well balanced fruitiness. Taste of caramel, raisin, prune, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, chocolate, biscuit, nuttiness, and light roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, biscuit, nuttiness, and light earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and complexity of dark malty flavors with moderate fruitiness; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent doppelbock! Great balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate fruitiness; and extremely smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering; one of the better examples I have had in the style.