tongatim (30) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Typical Gordon Biersch high-quality lager at incredible TJ value. My problem with Doppelbocks is that the sweetness and/or alcohol often overwhelms, but this rendition has a fine balance of rich maltiness, mellow warming alcohol, smooth bitterness. The malty aftertaste lingers long enough on the tongue for the alcohol to gently infiltrate the senses.
This will be my go-to winter beverage. Might be worth setting aside a case to see how it ages.
bergstaden (1510) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with off white head - Dark malt aroma - Sweet malt body with some caramel flavours - Malt finish with hints of bitterness in the back - This was nice
matthewjk (958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Altogether, a more than acceptable winter beer. Nice little malt and caramel buster, body not too thick. Good for TJ’s buget line. Serving size: multi 12oz bottles.
BucannonXC5 (990) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 19, 2014
Misc.: Best consumed by April 28, 2015 at 10:50 a.m.
Poured a dark caramel, auburn, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of dark khaki tan head that thinned out rather quickly. Some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top. (Sight - 3.75)
First whiff on the nose was a pleasant sugary caramel smell. Also got a good dose of toffee, roasted malts, some Oktoberfest elements, brown sugar and molasses. (Smell - 4.00)
Tasted similar to the nose, maybe slightly worse. Got roasty bitter malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, light maple walnut, tobacco notes and raisins. Also nutmeg and cinnamon late. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Sticky texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt finish. The 7.5 pct. ABV is well-hidden. (Feel - 3.88)
This was a pretty good Doppelbock, although most Doppelbock’s taste pretty good to me. (Overall - 3.75)
3.81 86 B+
ttoadee (814) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep bronze pour, decent off white head. Nose is malt, malt, malt. Sweet. Middle is more of the same, mountains of caramelized malt. Finish shows a little alcohol chased by spicy hops to end. Decent.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from T-Joe’s. Pours nice enough, clear brown, no lacing. Aroma is very good, very approachable. Nice enough taste, but definitely middling for the style. Kind of the diet coke of dopplebocks. Good, but not hard to find better. See: Paulaner Salvator.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber/brown with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of sweet caramel and malt. Flavor of roasted nuts and caramel. Pretty good beer.
crossovert (8496) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Hazed reddish burgundy brown color, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is quite floral with a hint of tangy furit and bready malt. falvor is clean, lightly peppery, toasty, not much int eh way fo caramel, slight fruity tartness, a clean and drinkable doppelbock that lacks malt depth and complexity.
sawbuck (382) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Faint aroma of roasted caramel and malt. Deep amber color, with hint of deep red. Thin tan head. Sweet rich roasted caramel malt. Bready in flavor with hints of toffee. Finishes with a licorice like bitterness, somewhat unbalanced. Slick mouthfeel, finish is a bit off. Not the best.
damzz (307) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours opaque dark brown with a medium brown head that lingers. The nose is spicy. The body is medium-full. The taste is spicy with some malt..
nathan30533 (817) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really my style but very enjoyable in the fall and winter months. This one is malty and dark pouring with decent lacing and a good head.