JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Caramel sweetness dominates along with a lot of alcohol on the finish. Would have liked more complexity and depth.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a dark amber. A yellowish brown 2 finger head with good retention. Spotted lines of lacing left behind.
S - Roasted crystal malt. Earthy bread covered in maple syrup. Cherry alcohol.
T - Wow. Much more going on with the flavor. Chocolate and dark fruits-cherry and plum, rich caramel, and molasses.
This one packs a punch in every category. The flavors are elevated and adventurous. A bold and complex Dopplebock that is challenging to pick apart. I thoroughly enjoyed drinking this. For some reason I’ve passed this up so many times. I had no idea it would be this good.
Don’t pass this one up! We need more Dopplebocks like this in the States.
Serving type: bottle
DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Jewel, Lisle, April ’12. Big malt nose right out of the bottle. Pours a light brown color, though I believe it’s just right for a bock, and a thick head. From the glass, the nose remains malty, sweet, a bit alcoholic, and grainy. Taste carries that nose right on through, with subtle notes of cherry, hazelnut and banana. My bottle’s pretty cold, so the alcohol doesn’t feel that warming. But I suspect I’ll feel its effects before I finish this bottle.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with a small vanilla head. Nose is toasty nuts with brown sugar. Palate is tingly but full with a slick note. Flavors of toasty nuts, vanilla, brown sugar.
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DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->SA. Medium bright brown with frothy offwhite head. Aroma: malt and caramel, quite sweet. Taste: more caramel malt, and add bread and raisins. Sweet nose slides to bitter and back again to a sweet lingering aftertaste. Good.
douglas88 (8109) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby color with a medium beige head. A sweet fruity nose with caramel. Sweet, dry, caramel, big berries, dark burnt caramel. Quite nice.
tmoreau (3531) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap and snifter served at Lunar Brewing Co. showing a clear mahogany hue, with an appropriate amount of off white/light tan head foam that gradually reduced to a ring & film, and ribbony cling to the lacing. The aroma was just touches of esters & cocoa, but mainly rich, toasted malt, caramel, and brown sugar sweetness. The flavor also offered moderate hop bitterness, a pleasant alcohol warmth, medium+ body, soft carbonation, and a smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. A spot on interpretation of the style.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a large tan head. Sweet aroma with caramel, bread, dark fruits and a hint of spice. Sweet flavor with caramel, dark fruits, bread and light spice. Similar finish with a hint of alcohol and a bit more hop spiciness. A decent brew just too sweet.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost completely opaque against light, very thin white head. Rich, sweet scent of chocolate and toffee. Light carbonation with a smooth feel. Sweet tastes like toffee and dark fruits without being too sweet, distinct caramel undertones, taste becomes richer as the beer starts to warm. Very good beer, sweet and rich without being overpowering or overly bitter. One of the better beers I’ve had recently. I’ll definitely be having this again.
tmongoose (2114) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared. Pours reddish brown color with off white head. The aroma is quite sweet with malt. The body is medium. The flavor is is very breads sweet with caramel booze backbone. You can feel the warmth of the alcohol. This leaves like an oily lacing on the glass. Not bad but not great.