trapped (1520) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drought. Reddish amber with beige creamy small head, doughy aroma, biiter-sweet molasses taste with strong yeast and vanilla flavor, low carbonation, abrupt finish with molasses aftertaste. Disappointing.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad doppelbock. Taste of brown bread and figs and some malt. Would be a nice brew on Christmas day when you are preparing for the family to arrive...
Jow (2845) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Stagshead and pours amber brown. tastes of dried fruit, caramel, chocolate, molasses, rock candy, and lots of malt. slightly chewy.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Beechtree. Pours a clear orange and ruby brown with a medium sized white head. Sweet toffee, citrus, vanilla. Creamy, toast and toffee with big caramel flavors, malty. Smooth with a warming alcohol note and a slightly grainy aftertaste of cheerios.
chimay67 (41) - hunt sta, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
1/2 growler from Big Z, tasted Super Bowl Sunday. Ok so it is definitely not on style for a Dopplebock. Was it awful, no, but it was also not great. It had a much thinner body than a Dopple should be and far to little maltiness. But it was still a drinkable brew. Kelly and Sonia need to amp up the body and give it another go. I’ll be sure to give it a re-rate when they do.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler filled at Big Z and consumed later the same day. Pours a mostly clear amber that is slightly tinted red with a thin off-white head that quickly fades and leaves bits of lace. Very light aroma of malt and caramel and not much else. The flavor is a bit odd for a doppelbock. The requisite malt and caramel are present, but there is also another flavor that I cannot identify and is difficult to describe. A bit earthy with some nuts is about the best I can do. Low bitterness at the finish with some mild warmth from the alcohol. Not really a bad beer, just not what I think of in a doppelbock.
blipp (7211) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask. Pours unclear amber with a thin head. Strange aroma, yeast and spoiled fruit. The flavor is even more off. Bread dough, yeast, and general weirdness. Not a dopplebock.
Slipstream (2252) - USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now, in a day of strange brews, this was the strangest of all. This was my first tasting of a Kelso release - I simply could not resist trying a beer with this name. Muddy brown pour. I was not sure what to make of this stuff. It tasted nothing like a doppelbock - definitely something different, that much was clear. Matt, the guy sitting next to me, thought it had a lot yeast and honey in it. I saw somewhere online that it is made with molasses and cashew nuts. To me it seemed very nutty and a bit grassy too, but there was a very strong flavor of . . . what? Then it dawned on me. Mushrooms! Shitakes, to be exact - this stuff tastes like shitake mushroom tea! And I dont say that to ridicule them - shitake is a very good flavor. I give Greenpoint Beer Works points for originality here. Maybe mushroom beer is just what we need to kill the recession! From a cask at Rattle’n’Hum.
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is toasted malt (not the first time I noticed this in a Kelso, must be something in their brewing process. Wierd and inappropriate for the style. The flavor is the same. The appearance is a cloudy red, white head. The finish was a jumble of light hops, sweet malt, and toasted malts. Medium body, again thin for the style. Drinkable, but not good.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap from New Beer. Deep amber beer. Thick creamy white head. Aroma is a bit sour. Lightly infected, rancid nose. Slick mouthfeel. There is a ton of diacetyl/DMS character in here. The flavour has a bit of malty sweetness, but nothing could save this trainwreck.