superspak (3125) - 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 (8604) - 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.
dekester1 (336) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice dark copper color with a modest head and subsequent lacing. Aromas of roasted malts mainly and a light fruitiness. Taste is typical of bocks - malty, roasted, caramel, with light hops. Palate was OK. Overall, a decent but not exceptional bock.
BeerInHeaven (220) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a dark burgundy cola brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. taste is medium malt with some nuttiness. A little more watery than I was expecting. Inoffensive, but unexciting. ok.
Bulk_Carrier (2504) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date stamped in green: Apr 13/15 on the side of the bottle.
For tonight, this was poured into a mug. Other times, this was poured into a pilsener glass, there was barely any difference.
The rest of the appearance was a decent looking slim half finger-ed white foamy head that held its own for a good minute before gently dissipating into little lumpy looking valleys of light foaminess.
The smell had a fairly decent roasty nutty malty substance with a subtle "meatiness" to it. Slight smoke, hmmm...different, but enjoyable.
The taste had a big full rich roasted nutty maltiness running sweetly around my tastebuds. There’s a slight rich nutty malty aftertaste leading to a semi-quick dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. This one really rolls smooth and nutty across my tongue.
Overall, ya know, I can’t knock it. I think Leinie’s made a good doppelbock with a slight "smokey/meaty" twist on its aroma. I’d have this again.
Cybercat (3773) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours translucent mahogany with a thick and rather fine light tan head. Aroma is not strong, but promises roast malt and caramel. Flavor is stronger, toasty and earthy, roast malt with a little caramel and a sweet hint. Texture has average body and not much fizz. If not outstanding, still OK.
johnnymusky (462) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 ounce bottle...sweet malty nose...same taste...very easy drinker...not a big leini guy but this is good..
edgallow (2542) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and some toast. Taste is malty and grains.
mrjaxson (335) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light aroma is caramel, wafting up from a dark body and medium foamy head. Nice look and smell overall. Lightly sweet taste and a combination sweet-dry finish. Enjoyed on tap.
Jimsal27 (278) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall not bad. I was expecting worse but I got some caramel, malt, chocolate coming through. I’ve had worse.