rmussman (1512) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quality brew. Has sweet malts and crisp bite that leaves a nice taste on the tongue.
ICEatALAMO (535) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour is a nice hazy dark brown. The aroma is full of malt, very nice german smell. The taste is full bodied and very smooth at the same time. Some strong yeast taste, but good. I was very pleasantly surprised.
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madvike (2090) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours dark amber with a thin foamy tan head. Nose is dark fruit--plums and raisins--with a sweet, bready malt base. Honey, a doughy yeastiness, and some tropical fruit linger in the background. No hops to speak of, though this seems to be nearly a year old so that’s no surprise (once again, thanks Total Wine for the old bottles!). Taste is about the same. Tons of lightly toasted dark bread malt, doughy yeast, and a nice mellow dark fruitiness. A long, sweet finish, with honey and nutty roast. Well-carbonated medium body. I would have loved to try this fresh, but what remains is a malty sweet treat that is still pretty enjoyable.
Ratman197 (7628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness, toasted malt and light earthiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An offbeat choice for an anniversary beer that I much appreciate. Good to see more of this secret style. Pours a cola color. Nice lacing on the glass. Sweet taste. Raisin and plum notes. Very smooth.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear and copper with a small, short-lived, fizzy, white head. The aromatic highlights are caramel and toasted malts with a smidge of vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor offers sweet notes of tea biscuit, caramel, tawny port and toasted malts. Finishes bittersweet and minerally. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!
mjg74 (2363) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from BevMo. Crystal clear deep ruby color. Slightly sweet nose of some dark fruit. Rich and malty with some fig and plum up front. A little breadiness. Some roasted malt in the finish, along with a little bit of a grassy hop bitterness.
doublebock (450) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Auburn brown with white head. Malty bready aroma with toffee. Creamy body with burnt caramel, tootsie roll and a rich doublebock like nutty maltiness.
J_man (540) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful crystal clear deep copper/amber color with a thin white head. Wood, bready malt, cream and candied fruit aromas. The flavor bursts with lightly sweet caramel and cream which are tempered by a dry, earthy, forest floor bitterness. It feels creamy as you drink it which makes it even better. The alcohol is evident but well balanced like everything else here. Finishes sweet and dry, and leaves you wanting more. This is a really excellent German style ale and I wish I’d bought another one while it was available!
SDalkoholic (1769) - Chula Vista, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Appeared a medium shade of brown that looked like a dark Indian tea color topped with a firm layer of foam which eventually fizzed out. My nose picks up on some high quality barley malts that still smell like they were recently crushed up while a hint of syrupy caramel like malts lurk in the background aroma. Flavor is a bit harsher with a strong presence of alcohol but delivers a heavy backing of malts like a true doppelbock should. Although, this does come across as authentic to the style, it isn’t particularly the best example of the style.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brandy, grass, molasses, and nuts. Flavor of caramel, oxidation, bread, and molasses.