ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich dark brown with ruby hues, not a lot of head. Aroma is oddly vinous, with tones of other dark fruit, took me a minute to decide how I felt about it, but in the end I really enjoyed it. Flavor is fairly sweet with strong over tones of rich fruit: cherry, and raisin, with lighter tones of figs and raspberry. A fair amount of sweet caramel malt, some moderate doughieness, overly sweet, but a lot of nice complex flavors. Only vaguely reminiscent of any other dopplebock I have ever had, but some really nice complex fruit flavors that make this a really nice beer.
alexsdad06 (4341) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle as an extra (2009 from notes). Pours brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some chocolate, dark fruit character, light tart like it may be off a bit, some weird funk, thin for the style. This was a one and done for me.
zickbeer_ye (205) - Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty sour cherry notes. Red body with light orange notes. Roasty choclate and sour cherry taste slightly tart finish. Tart and dry on the palate
Emeister84 (657) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of dark berries, chocolate-covered cherries, raisins, figs, and subtle toast. Ruby-bronze with a retaining, khaki head. Fruity and toasty, well-balanced by a quick taste of hops, and followed by flavors of molasses. Medium body, good carbonation, and finishes with flavors of dried fruit.
obguthr (3374) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cherry and wood nose. Clear garnet, thin head. Strong elderberry flavor, slight DMS. Medium body.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Sample Date: 5/19/2009 Source:Legend Brewery) Pint at the brewery. Light caramelized malt aroma. Clear deep amber brown with a small white head. Malty and bready with a very light fruitiness. Finish is sweet and malty with a peppery yeast character. Pretty good.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit of an off odor that reminds me of musty something. It isn’t a show stopper but it is odd. The flavor hints of chocolate but has that flat funk. A drinkable beer but an odd beer. Not one of my favorites of one of my favorite styles.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Fully expecting the worst, given the fragility of Legends bottles, I was moderately surprised to find this an enjoyable if unassuming doppelbock. Dark red pour, very transparent with the lightest of carbonation. Fruity malt aroma with a nice fluffy one-finger head. Caramel malts are certainly there in the taste, but there’s a very light, almost fleeting fruit quality to this, like a Lite version of the style. Not bad, and not an infected bottle, but nothing overwhelming.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - A very thin, alcohol dominated beer. Hints of chocolate and raisen, but not one of the best offerings.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark amber with a full off white head. Great appearance. Beautiful aroma of bubblegum, almonds, with a touch of banana and a slight roasted note. Flavor is toasted bread, caramel with some roast and nutty flavors. A very slight off taste detected-maybe to caramelized or roasty. Med to full bodied, a very good beer overall.