MarinEvelyn (655) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very malty, caramel, full-bodied, can taste the hops but well hidden by the malts. I don’t know what to really say about this one. It’s decent, nothing crazy.
beerbaaron (1609) - Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Attractive ruby amber with a small tan head. Malty, light bread and caramel aroma. Flavor is very toasty and bread crusty. Earthy. Minimal bitterness. Pretty dry. Light body. Its hardly there. Too plain.
Ed5388 (2496) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings (Toms River). Pours a clear dark brown color with a small foamy beige head. Aroma of light roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste mimics the nose, with some hints of sour lemon.
ordybill (552) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass,
Aroma- Has a a very nice malt and fruit aroma.
Appearance- A dark brown color with a small tan colored head.
Taste- Has a nice malt flavor with a fruit flavor tossed in also.
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation, has an oily texture that blends well with the flavor.
Overall- A pretty good doppelbock from Leinenkugel. Thee are better but this is a nice version.
Aggiebob (190) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark copper color. The aroma was caramel malt with a sweet taste.
Obfuscate (247) - Minneapolis, - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper, smells of malt and caramel. Taste is medium malt creamy ness no real hop prescience. Pretty decent beer, very drinkable, glad I tried it in a mix a six pack.
vtafro (4521) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Cherry and other dark fruit and sweet malt aromas. Flavors are upfront, fruit and sweet malt tones.
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cocoa caramel malt and grass/hay aroma. Chestnut with large head. Sweet raisin, caramel malt and lightly bitter/astringent alcohol flavor. Medium body. Decent.
superspak (3236) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/6/2015. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, molasses, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, molasses, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, molasses, light chocolate/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid doppelbock style. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. The mouthfeel and robustness of malt flavors were lacking, but the taste was generally what I expected in the style. A nicely enjoyable offering.
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml twist off. Calling this a doppelbock is a stretch. Brown pour. Aroma is malty and biscuity. Flavor is a bit spicy, sweet and malty, reminds me of an Amero-bock.