douglas88 (5787) - 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 (1234) - 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 (3636) - 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 (852) - 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.
ReggieDunlap (3009) - 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 (1359) - 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
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with an off white head and aroma of chocolate and malts. Taste is toasty, of roasted malts, chocolate, and caramel with a creamy mouthful and smooth finish. Drinkable, solid, enjoyable brew.
AWISLguy (1160) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Three Cellars. Pours reddish brown (brownish red?) with a mostly white head. Some nice wedding dress lacing on the sides. Aroma has super sweet syrupy caramel, rum raisin and nuts with some earthiness. Taste is of sweet toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, fizzy lemonade and grain. Very, very sweet and thick. Finishes sweet with some sourness. A doppel without doughiness/breadiness that is still thick. Interesting. Too sweet to be a preferred one.
salvaticas (398) - - JUN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma: chocolate, coffee,
appearance: brown, black, cloudy,
taste: medium bitterness,
palate: light body, creamy,
Not a huge doppelbock fan, but I like this enough to have again.
Scipio (679) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with a full beige head. Darker aroma consisting of raisin, caramel, nuts, pepper, and bread. Aroma is heavier in raisin and nuts, a bit spicy, and some chocolate notes underneath. More full in body than the average beer and feels thicker when drinking. Not bad, but this wouldn’t be my first choice.