Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a clear, deep brown colored body with a pretty reddish hue. Finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big and round malts with lots of bready caramels, tootsie roll chocolates, a touch of molasses, brown sugar, and plenty of nuts. Some raisins and plums, a hint of earth, and just the slightest roast hint. Flavor is similar. Very smooth and soft, full malts throughout with a nice drying bitterness to balance. Plenty of bready caramels and cocoa nibs with some nutty toasts, a touch of molasses, and some brown sugar. Light roast notes come along in the middle with some raisins, plums, and a light earth. Finishes very smooth and malty, but dries cleanly and nicely thanks to the light roast and earth notes. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid doppelbock. Very smooth and malty with a nice caramel, cocoa, nutty toast, dark fruit, and balancing roast and earthiness. Not overly sweet or sticky at all. Good one.
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from growler from shigadeyo. Pours a clear deep copper color with a thin beige film. The aroma had sweet malts, caramel, mild roasted notes, lightly grainy with some toasted bread. The flavor went back and forth between the toasted malts and the sweeter caramel malts. Some char and biscuity notes at the finish with a light hint of coffee. Soft carbonation, but this did come from a growler.
SPDickerman (1064) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear dark mahogany with a medium-to-large tan head. Smells of raisins and caramel, and some mild biscuit. Taste is sweet and a little bitter, like coffee, and a touch fruity. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Great Lakes The Doppelrock finishes with a tiny bitter kick.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Check out the double neck guitar on the label. Pretty sweet. Doppelrock is also pretty sweet, or in other words, it tastes like it has a lot of sugary ingredients. I picked up mostly on the caramel flavor. It was too sweet for my tastes, although, with a doppelbock you’re signing up for double regular dose of bock sweetness. Dark brown-red color, lots of bubbles, and a caramel-molasses smell.
douglas88 (7337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a small tan head. A sweet toasted malt and caramel nose. A sweet caramel and light mocha flavor, some light banana, very smooth, big sweetness. Vanilla.
BigBeer45 (1336) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer had a clear dark red pour (there was some sediment swirling around in the glass) with an initial two finger high off-white head, the effervescence was pretty lively with many streams of bubbles flowing in the glass, it left some spots and fingers of lacing on the glass,
there was lots of malt aroma of bread and melanoidins, bread and candy/caramel like sweetness, this beer had generous sweetness,
the flavors were toasted malt, some melanoidins, a little raisin, caramel and candy sweetness,
there was no hop bitterness, just a little alcohol bite on the palate, there was a touch of alcohol warmth on the palate,
the mouth feel was less than medium (thinner than what I would expect for a doppelbock),
this beer is pretty sweet on the nose but not so on the palate, a good drink, I can see this beer as a sneaker as it feels light on the palate.
obguthr (4684) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gym sock and walnut smell. Clear auburn, thick yellow head. Flavor is walnut and cola. Not cloying, balanced for the style.
tia (1319) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ 18th RG. Clear medium brown with tan foamy head. Smells like wheat bread in plastic. Tastes like good bread. High carbonation with sweet finish.
reggiedunlop (3470) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poura dark brown with ruby hues...medium tan head...nice retention/lacing. Aroma has some sweet maltiness and tea notes. Flavor has some fruity raisin notes and chocolatey roastiness. Mouthfeel is full and lively with a roasty chocolate/earthy dry finish.
jjgmd (1746) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich dark brownish black with a nice head. Nose is malty, toasty and chocolatey . Taste is rich in mocha and malty, and drinks very easily. Finish is dry and sweet, actually quite thirst quenching, like all lagers. Pleasant enough doppelbock. Quaff Score 7/ 10