JDBaker11058 (1913) - 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.
Beachmaster (447) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark copper/brown, with a moderate, fairly long lasting tan head. Fair lacing. Nose is medium roast malt and a hint of sweet bread. Taste is like slightly sweet sark wheat bread. Delicious. Medium carbonation and a long-lasting finish.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - 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 (3079) - 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.
sudsmeister (74) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottled exactly one year ago today. Served at about 50 degrees in a pint glass. Pours a clear brandy hue with moderate carbonation. Fine thick head with moderate lacing. Delicious maltiness and slight hop presence. Alcohol is well hidden. This is the best American doppelbock I have tried and find it better than some German ones.
RevBFG (76) - - JUL 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Total Wine, on Fourth of July. Delicious. Just like the bottle promises: caramel, dried fruit, and toffee. Highly recommend.
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 (3151) - 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 (19) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
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 (7068) - 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.