BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Fratto. Pours with a clear, deep bronze hued body with a small off-white head. Aromas are nutty, malty, herbal hops, light caramel and munich. Toasty. Flavors are malty, nutty, molasses with a slightly distracting spicy hop character. Clean yeast wise. Medium bubbles, medium bodied, not overly sweet.
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is cinnamon and spice. Thin mouthfeel with raisin malt and roast with lingering spice finish. A good doppelbock from Rahr.
jhamp9 (927) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oak St. Draft House. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, and some cocoa. Taste is very much the same with some bitterness coming through in the end. Pretty good.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 On tap at Denton Draft House. Pours deep, clear brown with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, malt and mild hop. Flavor is much the same with a sweetness. Medium-heavy body with medium-high carbonation.....overall, not bad.
kidmartinek (3216) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Its good. Don’t confuse this with a doppelweizen like I did, its a doppelbock and it kicks ass. Its a murky, plum-tinted brown color with a leathery off-white head. The aroma is very malty but not sweet. In other words, its good; "not sweet" being the key phrase there. The flavor has a good bite and malty but not sweet taste but the finish is unfortunatley a little syrupy. Nevertheless this beer doesn’t suck like you might expect it to. Why you may ask... the advertised lack of hops. I didn’t notice. I think they put a lot of hops in it.
Wingfan13 (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
PLEASE list the ABV on your bottles. A little smoke with some nice maltyness. The holiness comes through in the end to cut the malt. Not bad.
Mora2000 (5307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to fratto for sharing this bottle at bu11zeye’s 10,000th tasting.
The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of cocoa and hazelnuts, with some toffee and caramel malt also thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of toffee and caramel malt, with some nice cocoa and dry chocolate notes. There is also a little bit of brown sugar and a little bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Fratto) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, chocolate, and raisins. Flavor of nuts, caramel, cocoa, roasted grain, and raisins.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to Fratto, amber color with a nutty aroma, flavor of burnt corn nuts and caramel, some cocoa on the finish
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Whole Foods on Lamar. Brown pour with a small, off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, a little dark fruit, cardboard, and vanilla. Taste is dry chocolate, a little toasted, almost banana, a little more dark fruit, and yeast.