gilsmit (4) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great winter bock beer. Nice head in the pour. Darker beer, but not pitch black and intimidating to some.
Very smooth and flavorful. Taste lingers for a while... in a good way.
Very malty and not bitter at all.
valpoaj (648) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour - smooth deep brown pour with a modest off-white head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma is caramelized, bordering on burnt malts, biscuit...lots of overarching sweetness. Flavor is obviously heavy to the malt side of things...borders on being overly sweet, but such is my palate nowadays. There is the slightest of hop notes to add a bit of bitterness. Palate is mildly carbonated and has a bit of an oily presence. A style that Iíve strayed away from in recent memory...still not a go-to for me, but I will admit that this is a nice rendition of the style.
nuplastikk (4745) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Stained glass brown-amber body. Thin beige head. Sweet, caramel, toffee tones. Big malt sweetness, but remains drinkable. Pretty enjoyable overall, I could go for a sixpack of this any time. Rich caramel and brown malt tones, well lagered. Very enjoyable and well executed.
jahshuwuh (441) - 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 (4127) - 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 (11693) - GŲteborg, 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 (795) - 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 wasnít completely fond of the burnt grain flavor.
kambei70 (695) - - 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 (8186) - 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 (852) - South Side of 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 didnít study color theory... or have a box of Crayolas with more than 8 colors as a kid, thatís 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 Iíve had, and this one is an excellent example of what Iím talking about. I seriously could drink the whole six pack if I didnít have shit to do in the morning.