jahshuwuh (376) - USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark but clear almost blood red copper color with a bit of white head. Smells of brown sugar, tart cherry, apple, banana, fig. Taste is a cross between a sweet brown sugar, caramel, apple, fig sweetness and a grainy like spiciness with just a touch of hop bitter. Tastes aren't real complex, just a light sweet with the light spicy and hops. An ok doppelbock.
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wlajwl (3821) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dark fruit, berries and malts. The flavor is dark fruit, cherries, malts, fruit, a hint of earthiness and a mix of mild alcohol and slight tartness in the finish.
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Haymarket, Chicago. Clear copper/mahogany beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, dark bread, grainy, floral notes, biscuits, some citrus. Malty fruity flavor, caramel, syrup, licorice notes, biscuits, some alcohol. Quite sweet beer.
jeremyh70 (694) - Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouts a clear dark amber with two fingers of ecru head with good lacing. Malty, grainy aroma with some raisin and hint of spice. Big bready malt taste with some caramel, dark fruit and an earthy nuttiness. Graininess and an almost burnt character in the aftertaste, as well as very mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth with a light/medium body mad moderate carbonation. A solid dopplebock but I wasn’t completely fond of the burnt grain flavor.
kambei70 (588) - - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a hazy red amber color with a small tan head. A deep caramel malt smell with some brown sugar. Taste is the same with a little prune and some roast. Little to no bitterness. Medium smooth mouthfeel.
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crossovert (7328) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid foppelbock. Lighter and easier to drink than most despite the alcohol content
ryecatcher (775) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, burnt sienna color (for those of you who didn’t study color theory... or have a box of Crayolas with more than 8 colors as a kid, that’s a shade of reddish brown), medium off-white head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is caramelly malts, toasted pumpernickel, hint of brown sugar. Mouth is medium-full bodied, slight sweetness up front, malt forward and a bit creamy around the midsection, lots of chewy bread crusts, nuttiness, dried fruit, hints of toffee, mellow finish. Drank side by side with an Ayinger, it may have met its match, but as far as a domestically produced dopplebock goes , this one has no peer. Metropolitan does some of the best German styled beers I’ve had, and this one is an excellent example of what I’m talking about. I seriously could drink the whole six pack if I didn’t have shit to do in the morning.
Niko100 (1980) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap; Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, molasses, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, syrup, hops, and fruit; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Revolution. Pours a clear, rich and bright, ruby-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter and fairly malty with some dark fruits, bready caramels, a few nuts, and some florals. A touch of toast and grain as well. Flavor is similar. Somewhat bready and malty sweet up front with dark fruits, florals, caramel, and nuts. Gets a touch grainy in the middle before some toast kicks in and this finishes dry and balanced with a light bitterness as well as a nice mix of florals, sweeter and slightly bready caramel, a hint of roast, nuts, and dark fruits. Lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth, richer feeling medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really solid doppelbock. Very smooth and soft with a really nice malty, dark fruit flavor balanced well with a nice toast, hint of roast, and light hopping. Easy drinking and enjoyable.
rubbishystuff (1832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Whole Foods Lincoln Park. Somewhat lighter brown than I expected. Not as much of the chewiness of some doppelbocks but also had some coffee like flavors. Quite drinkable. Serving: Tap