jb (2053) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks nice, after that it is pretty disappointing. Dark orange, slight haze, swirly white top. Nose is grain and a bit of malt. Palate is similar, a bid of dough. None of the complexity, esters, fruitiness I expect or need from a doppelbock. From Trader Joes.
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper with a moderate to large light brown head that last with good lacing. Good caramel toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Good well balanced dark sweet malt flavor with a moderate smooth sweet finish of moderate duration. Good doppelbock.
beaz1591 (237) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dimpled mug. Murky light brown with good head and some lacing. Smell of malts, vanilla and alcohol. Smooth taste and quite enjoyable.
thornecb (4162) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Sour caramel and pit fruit aromas. Soft with dark caramel and sweet toffee upfront turning to pit fruit before the lasting stale malt finish.
arojewski (41) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured cloudy at first, but I was impressed by the bottling and capping techniques. The flavor was similar to darker beers, without that heavy mouth feel or stomach sit. Definitely one I’ll drink again.
Krygh (17) - Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A noticeable pop happens when you open the groclsh-top cork. Pours a deep amber color, it is highly carbonated with a slightly off white head. There is a sweet malt and toffee with a slight hint of peaches or plums. Hops not really noticeable in the nose, perhaps a hint of spice.
There is some caramel sweetness but has notes of wet paper ( potential oxidation) . There's a more noticeable hop bitterness on the back end, and it finishes sweet with some a tinny malty floral vibe. Some alcohol heat is noticeable and there is a creamy mouthfeel with medium heavy mouthfeel. Not sure if the bottle I had was old, but it seemed kind of oxidized and not expressly enjoyable.
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kennydiaz (351) - staten island, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark golden brown color. Has a honey smell with a bitter malt taste. Would not buy again.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dusty gold color under a tall, off-white head.
The aroma is slightly sweet and floral.
The flavor is sweet on the front with some bitterness towards the back.
Maybe a hint anise in there.
Wittales (564) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was cloudy orangish amber with diminsihing creamy tannish 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are caramel, brown sugar,deep fruit, no alcohol or hops. Taste was sweet caramel sugars and slight cherry, date, fig, mild aclohol bite. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with meduim body, lasting alcoholic fruity sweet medicinal finish. Finish ruined it for me...
jdleigh (53) - - SEP 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cool bottle. Sweet caramel and diacetyl with a sweet malt flavor. No hops. Ok if you like an all- brew.