Thompson (370) - - JUN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium beige head gone quickly.. red/brown hazy colour.. smell sweet fruity.. taste some malts sweet bit of lemonny.. bottle shared by joel
commonshawn (477) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Sugar malt nose with dark and spice. Strong aroma. Malt, dark fruit elements, full body and malty. Bourbon feel. Nutty, sweet malt with slight yeast. Nice finish but maybe too much malt at the end. Does animate my taste buds.
S_Side_Smitty (506) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy amber-brown with a thick white head. Aroma is molasses, malted grains and a hint of clove. Taste is definitely malty with the grains and molasses; very silky and smooth and the clove is there in the mid. I swear I’m getting some hoppy bitterness in the finish (got another opinion - definitely hops). Overall, a pretty good dopplebock done American style.
wxman (1491) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Pours a clear amber/orange with a full light tan/yellow head. Grassy wet cardboard aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits (which is good), but also has a funky vegetal taste consistant with an old or tainted beer. This sample has a freshness date of 06/15, but may have been exposed to prolonged warm temperature and/or light.
arkurzynski (1610) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown. Nose of deep toasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is mild plum and raisin with toasted, near roasted malt. Carb prickly, almost too much.
OldMrCrow (1998) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Number 4 in our doppelbock blind tasting. Pours a light orange-brown. Very low carbonation, sweet but well balanced. Gentle caramel flavors. Not bad.
csaso (1494) - Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - big foamy head, dark Amber color, very sweet malty aroma and flavor, some fruity like esters, mild hop balance, fair warming alcohol notes, pretty good overall
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beastiefan2k (2580) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL flip top; beer #4 in a doppelbock blind tasting.
I guess this was my biggest disappointment of the tasting. When I purchased it I was hoping this would be something tasty but instead I got something that tasted like a stale malt rich lager. There was an off flavor character of vomit on the nose but not the flavor.
luttonm (2545) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Part of our blind tasting panel. More orange appearance than others (i.e. doppelbocks), brown note. Crisp. Alcohol, orange malts.
mcberko (7443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a clear darker orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, a touch of smoky wood, and some light fruitiness. Flavour reveals notes of dark fruits, toasted malt, and a little toffee. Well-balanced, with a good amount of sweetness. Solid stuff.
crossovert (8178) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml swingtop. Amber color, reddish fire hue to it. Smell is malty, some hop and alcohol perfume, dark fruits, hint of oxidized mint. BB is 06/15 so relatively fresh. Flavor is sweet malty, some dark caramel booze, nuttiness. Decent but not one of the better doppelbocks of the big 6.