Pawola22 (3090) - Chicago, 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 (1564) - 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
Newk (299) - - FEB 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured from tap into a pilsner glass. Pours a medium brown color that is see through and with a very good head
good complexity on the aromas, but they seem a bit shy. Good aromas of grains, malts and caramel.
Medium bodied with a really smooth and polished feel. Good depth with flavors of malts, caramel and some bits of cereal grains
A quality dopplebock. Very enjoyable with good malts across the board
deyholla (4786) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear caramel brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread with some roasted malt and a bit toast and toffee. Flavor is smooth with bread nuttiness and toffee backed by a light roasted malt note.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
The beer is very light and clear, almost amber with a very light tan head. The retention and lacing are ok.
The aroma and tasty are very malty, way to sweet for my liking for this style. Its also very one note and boring.
The feel is bad very watery, not drinkable at all, couldn’t even finish my pint.
17thfloor (2402) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this a couple times on draft. A fairly easy drinking lager, hides the 8.2% extremely well, bit round and fruity, light chocolate and seemingly smokiness. Fizzy carbonation.
tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. Dispensed to a shaker with a clear, deep, orangy amber hue, and a good, light tan head that slowly diminished to a ring and film, and left some ribbony lacing. The aroma was lightly toasted malt, a little grain, mid-fruit, and a caramelly/ brown sugar sweetness. The flavor was similar, with a body that thinned out some toward the finish, and remained a little sweeter than most Doppels that I’ve tried. Nonetheless, a decent representation of the style.
drdisque (377) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An Outstanding full-bodied yet clean-finishing doppelbock. Fruity notes that aren’t too fruity and don’t add an inapproprate bitterness as could easily be the case. Good aftertaste consistent with the beer and style. Beautiful dark ruby color.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this at Revolution Brewing in Chicago and thought it seemed decidedly ale-like for a doppel but some gentleman I spoke w/ said it was for sure a lager. Who am I to judge? I thought it was really light for a doppel (note: this is not why I thought it was an ale; color has nothing to do w/ it), kind of a slightly brownish red. Big nice head of small bubbles. Malty raisin nose. More roasty notes come out once tasted. Medium sweet, sort of nutty. Highly carbonated but not overly so. Very slightly tart w/ a balanced earthy bitterness in the finish.
HonkeyBra (2483) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found this on tap at Hackney’s, Printer’s row. Obviously I was excited to try one of my favorite new local brewery’s beers. Caramel amber pour with creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, a bit of nuttiness, and light floral hops. Creamy, caramel and nutty flavor. Some wood, biscuits. I dug this. The sweetness was kept in check with the hops and malts. Great creamy mouthfeel with a bit of alcohol in the finish. Good stuff.