ryecatcher (616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Pours a deep ruddy brown, medium head with so so retention. Nose is malt forward, some dark fruit. Mild sweetness. Finishes kinda watery for the style. This was my first Dopplebock a little over a decade ago, and although I’ve had superior examples since, it’d be cool to see it brought back for nostalgia’s sake.
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a dark beer that is super heavy and malty, and drinks like a loaf of bread.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its sort of a shame that this was my introduction to the style back in college. It was cheap, it looked dark, and that was good enough for me. I wouldn’t call this "rich," but it has a nice malty sweet flavor, though nothing approaching the toffee and syrup character of the German varieties.
sourvistalow (3) - USA - AUG 31, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dame good back in the day. They need to bring this one back. Also it was fun to say I am going to the store to grab a few Big Butts.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tannish brown in color. Strong nutty aroma. Creamy with a descent head. Strong toffee and nut flavor. Somewhat full body but this doesn’t seem like a doppelbock...
Lemke10 (663) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I managed to run across a few bottles of this from a relative. They have been sitting around 3-4 years. This beer is officially retired at the moment.
Pours a dark brown/black with a half inch head that dissipates quickly. Scent is mild but has characters of robust malts, caramel malts, and toffee. Picking out some mildly heavy hints of cocoa, toffee, caramel, and hints of nuts. Granted this has been sitting around for 3-4 years but it seems rather flat and doesn’t really hit any high note for taste. Smooth and easy drinking, but I don’t think aging did this beer any favors.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with a small creamy light tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, plenty of dark fruit and some caramel bready notes, a bit of cocoa. Flavor starts sweet, the dark fruits are more forward, some dark chocolate bitterness in the finish. Light medium to Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Not up to par with other doppelsbocks, needs some serious complexity
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- pours a rich mahogany color with a brownish white head that leaves a faint amount of lacing.
S- strong caramel and banana esters that linger for a while, almost like banana bread.
T- a sweetness of bananas. good caramel malt flavor. a little light compared to true german dopplebocks.
M- leaves the mouth feeling malty and sweet, and I am still trying to figure this one out. If I had a bratwurst right now, it would help.
D- its good for what it is, an american style dopplebock. needs more malt.
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In retrospect, much more of a big dunkel, decent malt heft, just not quite enough to stand up to the great doppelbocks.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby red pour with an ok tan head. Aroma was sweet, some caramel . The taste was roasted malt, sweetness, ok. Nice taste, nothing special-expected more flavor as a dopplebock. OK lacing.