AbbeyRoade (452) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ek! This would be SO MUCH BETTER if I didn’t taste only alcohol with every sip! Any delightful hint of malt is overrun entirely by the booziness of this brew. Huge letdown. Hardly drinkable.
b3shine (6619) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a mostly transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells semi-sweet and malty with notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel that’s medium-bodied. A little hot, but alright.
DrSilverworm (8567) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Clear dark red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Couple dots and bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Dark fruit, caramel malt. Light bit of smoke. Some savory. Moderate sweet taste. Moderate bitter, too. Light spiciness. Decent american doppelbock. Good, thicker texture to it, which I enjoy... A nice, more full body. Solid.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sugary sweet malt dominates the aroma very slight fruit great finish no hops detected. Off-white to tan frothy long lasting head cloudy dark amber in color. Heavy malt presents with some old fruit sweetness. Alcohol content is noticeable as expected but not too overpowering. Mouth feel is medium bodied with slight carbonation and alcoholic warmth. Overall nice dominant malt flavor alcohol content comes through just a bit too much. Good smooth malt and sweetness to style mouth feel could be a bit fuller.
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - MAY 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pours dark amber with a beige head, tastes of malt, dark fruits, and hint of cinnamon, okay doppelbock
mjmoen (146) - - APR 19, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark ruby-brown. Very thick and heavy. Light bitterness. I don’t like the taste.
NikkTwist (2015) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark copper pour with a tight foamy white head. Wet lace. Lots of medium dark caramel malts. Some dark red fruit. Flavors are solid but feel thin and artificial. Feels forced. Lacking the character of traditional Double Bocks.
rumproasts (4149) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. mahogany with small head. big caramel malty body. mild bitterness. light booze. this is a style i’ve never liked, but this seems about par for the style.
50belair (2957) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Big malty aromas. Rich caramel malt highlights with mild citrus undercurrents. Thick body. Average mouthfeel.
ARH (831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bomber poured into a stemmed snifter. A very pungent, sweet caramel aroma comes through immediately and dominates the nose. The other aromas are more secondary, and even subtle, but they include butter, a damp, mildewy quality, some candy sugar, cake batter (briefly), sarsaparilla, cola, a bright, orange citrus, and toasted bread. If the sweet, buttery caramel weren’t so dominant, this would be a rather nice complex aroma. It pours a clear, yet dark, amber orange body with a soft yellow / brown head that retains nicely, and leaves a light lacing. This beer has a very potent, malty sweetness (high) with a light bitterness that mostly appears at the finish. The full bodied beer has an abundant, soft carbonation, with a creamy texture that has a sugary stickiness to it. The mouth is mostly buttery caramel with a sweet orange citrus, some cough drop, and a burnt toast bitter. The burnt toast, with some light grapefruit, finishes the drink and the fairly short aftertaste is that of oranges and cream.