CFH_101Proof (1) - - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Not going to go into details as this is a style I don’t drink often or know well. That said, I LOVED this beer. Got a growler of it from the local restaurant and drank it all the next night.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ Hamilton’s shared with Bikesandbeer. Pretty nice brew overall. Pours dark brown not completely opaque with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet, malty and nice with a chocolate overtone. Good work Karl Strauss this is a nice Dopplebock.
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours ruddy amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma of medium stone fruit and slightly roasted malt. Med + body. Flavor is medium dark fruit, smooth roast caramel. Quite smooth. A bit of chocolate after awhile. Later, even lightly spicy. Very nice beer.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler to go from Sorrento Mesa: Deep red-amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and a hint of fruit. Flavor starts malty sweet with hints of dark fruit followed by a hint of cherry and a light bitterness in the finish. Medium body is creamy with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is warming in the tummy.
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber with a medium head it has some sweet malts along with some fruit. The taste has some dark fruits with some spice which makes it an easy drinking beer.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks WeeHeavySD for entering this beer. This rating has been sitting in my wallet for months waiting for someone to enter the beer. I’ve tried it once or twice at Karl Strauss Carlsbad. Looks great. Deep red color. Small microfoam off-white head. Mild aroma. A little malty. Taste is decent. Leans sweet. Tastes a little young. Maybe a touch of vegetal or something, but still very good. Easy to drink.
marcus (6419) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a fruit and dark malt aroma and a clinging beige head. There is a chocolate and smoked malt flavor with a dry finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Old Columbia brewpub. pours brown with a thin white head. Has a fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet with a mild bitterness. The most dramatic thing is its wine-like nature. Delicious but too sweet for the style.
skmikeg (862) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light brown with a small off white head. aroma is of sweet malts, toffee, baked bread, and some caramel. Taste is of sweet malts, caramel, toffee, and some fruits. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, but mostly sweet finish. overall, a decent doppelbock that could use a little more complexity.
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Chocolate, dark fruit, prunes, and a bit of soy sauce. Sweet caramel, mild roast, and some cola. Very malty flavor. Caramel, mild roast, chocolate, and dark fruit. Light cola and prunes, yeast, and some spice. Nice full mouthfeel.