alexsdad06 (5570) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, sweet malts, a touch of wood, some hints of spicy rye whiskey, good body and mouthfeel, toasted bread, solid beer.
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, thanks to local raters for sharing. 2013 bottle. Mostly clear red orange color. Thin ring of white head, some dots of lace. Toasty nose, dark fruit, wood. Dark fruit, mild oxidization in the flavor. Toasty spicy rye, and some alcohol, kind of vegetal, weird flavor to it. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet, kind of dry finish. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, with a sort of slick finish. Some tannic to to it. OK, but I’m not really fan. A little tannic, hint of tartness, dark fruit and something that reminds of stomach acid in the finish. Body doesn’t match the full creaminess of my favorite doppelbocks, doesn’t quite support the rye whiskey.
stevencon (453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to glass. Muddy tan brown not much head. Malty brown sugar and plums aroma with some pulpy wood. Wood malt and plums starts but then it turns sour. The beer finishes with a sour apple vinegar taste. Definitely not to style and hopefully not intended. As an ode brune I’d rate it higher but as a doppel bock its not good. Serious signs of infection.
rbrazell (1691) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks stevencon! Deep hazy ruby pour with a small bubbly white head sweet toasted bread aroma, caramel malts, brown sugar, pancake syrup and molasses. Flavor has a weird amount of vinegar and acid to it along with brown sugar and toasted bread. If you were going to tell me this was a sour red/brown I would be surprised. Not bad though with some green apple. Not sure how to rate this.....
GTAEgeek (1239) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the Suwanee Beer Growler. Dark brown, with a small, tan head. Aromas of cherries, rye, toast, and cloves. Sour flavor up front, with some malty sweetness. Heavy body, very syrupy, and acidic. This is more akin to a Flemish brown than a Doppelbock. Very sour and acidic.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, small sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Sweet biscuity nose, faint alcohol.
Not getting the typical Doppelbock aroma, nor the Whiskey barrels it was aged in.   Very bready up front, but not too
heavy.   Moderate biscuit like malts, soft sweetness.   As it warms I do pick up a bit of Rye, but its not terribly
strong.   Overall its very smooth, thankfully not an overdone bread bomb.   The Rye and Whiskey, as it warms, are
very subtle.   I swear, I need a damn 750ml of this as this 500ml is going too quick before I can fully note everything.
Faint toasted marshmallow after the finish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Smooth, not too heavy, but the
barrel aging needs to be a bit more assertive.   It is so odd because most breweries barrel age beers to the point you
have no clue what the underlying beer is.   This one could have used a bit more barrel aging as far as I am concerned.
As is its smooth, not overly done in the bready sense, but its not as complex or entertaining as other barrel aged
examples.   This one is much more subtle than others, but its still tasty.   Thanks for the bottle Dallas!
kayres (488) - , Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy copper with a thin tan head. Very solely aroma. Thin winey fruity and yeasty
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Cybercat (3379) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, dark cola brown with a decent, if not too persistent, wheat head. Aroma has notes of roast malt, rye and whisky-soaked wood plus hints of hops and caramel. Robust flavor delights with earthy, fruity, oak, malt and cloves notes plus subtle whisky, caramel and hoppy tones. Smooth texture has good firmness, if not a whole lot of fizz. Go ahead, crack one open (but don’t crack yourself!)
Travlr (12314) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012 bottle. Clear deep amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of roasted chestnuts and nutella. Taste is vanilla, citrus, butterscotch in a slightly odd combination.
Cuso (4704) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa, many thanks. Hazy brown color with medium off-white head. Malty aroma with, rye, hints of coffee, ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, liquor. Taste, malt, caramel, vanilla, rye, some spices, plums, salt, notes of whiskey, wood. Almost no bitterness. Very enjoyable beer.