bhensonb (12744) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours dark copper brown with a beige/tan head. Aroma is malty. But not overly sweet. Med minus body. Flavor is malty, hinting at cola, but it’s not "substantive". Finishing thin and not all that strong in flavor. There are hops, but somehow this just doesn’t blend together in a tasty fashion. Needs more of everything.
Tmoney99 (12208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body. Moderate toasted malt flavor with a light bitter finish of average duration.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Big Butt Double Bock
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
ruby red, thin head, malt aroma, sweet malt flavor
Name: Big Butt Double Bock
Score: i to ii
Words: Blind Tasting
clear dark red, wispy beige head, dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of sweetness, rich caramel malt flavor, starts of dry but picks up a touch of sweetness, light earthy balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thin fizzy tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of caramel, spice, toffee, mild raisin. The taste is raisin, caramel, mild hops. Medium bodied, a bit too sweet.
hopscotch (10180) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear ruby lager with a small, fizzy, beige head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel, maple syrup and chocolate malt. The flavor is medium sweet, but hopped adequately to eliminate any chance of the malts becoming cloying. Maple and plum. Full-bodied and almost fatty with lively carbonation. Finishes fairly clean. Thanks to headbanger for shipping the bottle to me!
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another solid offering from Leinenkugel. They are probably my overall favorite large-scale USA brewery, especially since they always seem to be on sale for $5/6-pack. This was not quite as good as the Creamy Dark but still good. Deep reddish-brown color with a short-lived head. Roasted coffee flavor but a little on the light side considering the color. I will definitely get this one again.
crossovert (9721) - 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.
shrubber85 (9261) - 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.
arminjewell (8737) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear dark orange-red pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, red fruit, some slight toast into a bit of spice, some cherry. Taste was a mix of red berry, toast, caramel, bread into a bit of yeast, slight spice, touch of grass, finishing slightly sweet, slightly dry.
DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Duane. This is my last beer from Duane, and they have all been very good. This one pours a deep, vibrant ruby color with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, plum, and prunes. Tastes very malty, with the aforementioned dark fruits and a slight, tart cherry finish. Delicious. Not super dense or complex like many doppelbocks, but very good nonetheless.