emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks jsquire. Rich amber pour with one finger of fizzy yellow head. bready nose with lots of malt and melanoidin, caramel, and toasted grain with fruity notes. Heavy grain and bread component, kind of singular @ that. Herbal and lightly fruity hop character. Nice enough but gets kind of cloying and one dimensional.
Corrinado711 (65) - - DEC 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep Amber with a thin Tan head. Aromas of barley, sour grapes and bread. Taste is quite sour, malt, acidic and pungent. I dont get the overpowering boozy taste, the booze is what holds this together. Feels like this brew is missing something. Not my favorite dopplebock.
swoopjones (5219) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk & Coles, Buffalo. Ruddy brown pour. Toffee & caramel malt heavy aroma & flavor.Chocolate, nutty notes. Slightly boozy but flavorful & well done.
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Theisti for this beer. 12oz bottle, bb 5/29/12. Reddish colored. The aroma is jam packed with rich melanoidins with a touch of chocolate and a bit of homemade dulce de leche. The taste is rich melanoidin, think of freshly toasted pain de campagne, as well a small amount of cocoa and prunes. Balance is perfect. There is a bit of lingering sweetness, never cloying, and probably due to the low hopping rather than any sort of underattenuation. This is a great example.
jcnielsen (1638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. Strong nutty, alcohol flavor. Smoke, alcohol, malty. Too much alcohol in flavor for a 7% beer.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house Minneapolis. Pours a somewhat hazy, reddish brown appearance with a bubbly, brown head. A touch smoky, rich, caramel/Caramunich malty, somewhat sugary, brown sugar aroma that is pretty appetizing. A touch thin mouth feel but delicious toasty malty flavor with notes of meaty smoke, toffee, caramel, and light chocolate. One of the better American-made Doppelbocks that I’ve had.
jtclockwork (6890) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to BlackIPA. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, roasted pecan toast, clove, toffee, hay, grass and light molasses. Finishes clove/molasses. Medium body.
theisti (3062) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle purchased at the North End Market in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Enjoy by 05/29/12 printed on label. The pour is a hazed brown golden with a light tan head. The aroma is sweet toffee caramel malt with a nice hay grassiness underneath. The taste is chewy malt, nutty earthy, toffe caramel, then hay grass and mineral. Some clove herbal yeast in the finish. Palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a hint of alcohol in the finish. Nice Doppelbock
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: A great doppelbock. Very malty with just the right amount of noticeable alcohol.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark red that was nearly brown in the glass with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma contained moderate to heavy molasses and caramel; lighter grain; slight roasted malt; apple; cherry; brown sugar; maple syrup; and slight alcohol. The initial flavor was heavily sweet and slightly acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet and slightly sour. There was molasses, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, a little cherry and apple, honey, alcohol, and a little grain. The slightly more than medium body was a little oily but more syrupy and sticky on the lips with tingly carbonation and a light alcoholic finish.
maekchu (1674) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Acadia Cafe in MSP. Strong brown sugar and spice aroma. Thin translucent brown. Mild sweet initial, some raisins and dark sugars. Medium body. A bit thin, overall. Hides the alcohol well.