adnielsen (9619) - 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 (9794) - , 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 (3340) - 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 (1500) - 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 (2453) - 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.
Thechasm442 (361) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a pint glass. Pours a rich clear brown with a finger light tan head. Aroma is toffee, brown sugar, caramel, smoked malts, and a touch of faint pine. Flavor is sweet at first. Caramel and brown sugar at first, than it gives way to roasted barley and smoke. Mouthfeel is sort of thinner and alcohol is hidden well. Really good doppelbock.
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cola colored beer out of the bottle with a thin whisp of a head on the surface. Big sweet nose with some molasses and roast grains. Very malty beer with some roast grains, smoke, molassas, brown sugar and some burnt buttered toast. Decent sweet double bock.
Huhzubendah (2755) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Capone’s in Philadelphia.
The beer is transparent and amber hued with crimson highlights. The aroma brings sweet malts, as well as a light fruit and nut character. The beer is sweet and malt forward, with a subtle earthy taste. The body is rather thin. The finish is dry with a hint of hop bitterness. A decent brew, but a bit too thin and sweet for me.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-23-2011
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good dopplebock. Every time I have this style of beer I’m pleasantly surprised. I think I’m too hop-forward with my beer styles lately. This one is a keeper.
crajun (1023) - , Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to glass. Great aroma - nutty toffee aroma and I got slight chocolate?? nice brown/amber pour. Taste was good - preferred cold vs. warmer - as it warms too much of the alcohol comes through. solid brew