Sledutah (6839) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from the state store
Pours clear dark mahogany with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma is bready, toasted malts and mild smokiness. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, raisins and herbal spices
Bricks (925) - Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great looking beer, dark red.. fizzy head. Aroma of smoked malt. Taste is sweet malt. Not bad.
slowrunner77 (9421) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 29, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
One day I’ll just stop. A sad excuse for a great classic style. Thin and spritzer like with little depth to the sweet bready nose and flavor.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at Gateway Grill this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty with caramel and a bit of golden fruit. The flavor was toasty with honey, caramel and some golden fruit. Medium length finish. Medium body and fairly smooth.
craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Under a tall brown head that quickly diminishes is a reddish brown body. Smooth and slightly slick and oily. Full, a slightly caramelish, a tad vanilla sweet and slightly floral. Satisfying.
arnold931 (1229) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby with very little head. Not much nose. A little caramel. Taste is watery. Caramel and toffee. Lots of carbonation. Strange chemical aftertaste.
Bill Becker (751) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before May 5th. From their variety pack.
Pours a dark brown. .with reddish hues. Small off white head of foam.
Smells of caramel malt, hints of chocolate and molasses.
Tastes sweetish from the caramel, bits of grain, molasses and chocolate lightly done. I sense a peculiar fruity note that I got in the smell as I rechecked.
Body is good.
Pretty enjoyable beer this is.
glennmastrange (2607) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Full of malty sweetness, but no real depth. Some hops profile, but not in balance. This Doppelbock is an easy drinker, but it isn’t something to search out.
ozzy70 (585) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown, foamy tan head. Aroma was roasted, fruit and malts. Taste was toasted malts and fruit.
Darkmagus82 (2217) - - JAN 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a dark brown-mahogany color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a lighter level of retention fading rather fast to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is lighter overall and consists mainly of a caramel and molasses aroma. Along with these smells are some light bready smells as well as a hint of darker fruits of raisin and plum.
Taste – The taste begins with a malty taste that is mainly of a toasted bready taste. Along with this flavor are some sweeter tastes of caramel, molasses, and a light dark fruit taste. As the taste advances the malt fades a little bit with a bit more molasses and dark fruit, as well as a little bit of hay coming to the tongue. These tastes take the taste to the end to leave one with a moderately dark, sweet, and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner side for a doppelbock with a carbonation level that is medium. For the lower abv. of only 5.7 % the feel was decently appropriate, although for the style a thinner carbonation and thicker body would have accentuated the malt and sweet more nicely.
Overall – A decent brew overall. It has a malty and sweet taste of a doppel all while not being as potent as most. Still it lacked some depth of flavor and feel that a bigger doppel may contain (if done right). Not bad, but nothing superb either.