Atom (1972) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours brown with amber hue, has off white head with large bubbles. Aroma is has a sharp bready malty sweetness, fruits, yeast, toffee caramel, lots going on. All flavors combine very nicely for a well rounded taste. Complex aroma with well balanced taste very nice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Dark and hazy, light head and nice lacing. Nose of toasty malt, roast and sweet with plums. The flavor is sweet, more chewy and roasty with grape and plum. Too thick and sweet, meh.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 mL bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA, rated 4/28/10. Pours a slightly hazy dark bronze color with a thin, frothy, anemic head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of raisins and toffee. The taste is raisins and caramel. Medium bodied. Not a terribly good beer.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark murky amber with a creamy light tan head. Aroma of burnt toffee malts, dark fruit, biscuit,some hop citrus. Taste is very dark and roasty with lots of bready malt, good sweet flavor and then a burnt bitterness that is of medium length. Slick texture, very soft carbonation.
zeke626 (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a clear mahogany body with thick, tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, nuts, bread, and lightly roasted malts. Flavor is mainly caramel and sweet malts with a light nuttiness and cocoa flavor. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and light carbonation.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 A: The pour is a murky dark amber color with plenty of caramel color going on. The head is almost non-existent, a small group of tan bubbles form on top.
S: There’s an incredibly rich sweetness to the nose. Lots of caramel, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Also some hints of chocolate and vanilla, adding to the sweetness. Notes of dark fruits such as cherries, raisins, and plums.
T: The flavor is not quite as sweet as you would expect from the aroma. It’s also sort of watery. There’s a bit more detectable roast and toast than offered up in the nose. Still, mostly caramel, brown sugar, and hints of chocolate.
M: The body is also mildly watery with a pretty low level of carbonation, which doesn’t seem appropriate.
D: Too much water flavor and the mouthfeel was a real let down. Not sure what’s going on with this beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
St. Martin Dunkler Dopplebock--1999 16.9 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Dopplebock--Hazy nut brown copper color with red hints. Big malty front and rich smooth malty toffee cherry fruit body. Lightly sweet. Light alcohol bitter in smooth finish. Big but not overwhelming. Sampled 12/7/1999.
St. Martin Dunkler Doppelbock--2004 16.9 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 40 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Doppelbock. Mild tan head. Clear dark black red color. Roasted floral malt hop front. Clean smooth creamy roasted black cherry toffee smoky biscuit body. Clean creamy balanced mild hop spice end. Rich, not overpowering. Sampled 12/27/2004.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pours a hazy bruin body with an off white head. Sweet and grainy,. light straw, appleish tones, caramel malts. Mildly sweet a light toffee note and a a mild hay note to finish. Not crazy about this one.
popery (1781) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown liquid with a creamy head. Good lacing. Sweet, doughy and a bit spicy. It’s what I want form a doppelbock but not a ton more. Not quite enough bite for my liking but otherwise good. It’s sweetly bready but maybe a tad too sweet. Very nearly cloying. It’s not quite sticky or bad, but it could use better hopping to mitigate the big malt flavors. It’s a doppelbock, but even among this heavy style, the sweetness of this beer gets to be a bit much over time.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
20100403 500ml bottle, sampled. Hazy medium brown with quick khaki head. Aroma is bready-sweet and yeasty, some salt water notes, toffee, damp forest. Tobacco and tannery flavors offset some aged sherry and caramel sweetness, mild earth. Coating with light carbonation. Much better than the other one, but nothing to write home about.