philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Saxer Brewing Company--Jackfrost Doppelbock--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Nice aroma, but not hoppy. Buttery diacytel flavor combined with wine citrus malt. Big, malty and well balanced. Rich and dry, not syrupy and sweet. Sampled 12/4/1998.
Saxer Brewing Company--Jackfrost Winter Doppelbock--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Clear bright deep black cherry red color. Aromatic malty toasted fruit front. Very smooth rich toasted malt body. Crisp easy maltiness with minimal sweetness and a doughy hint. Balanced mild alcohol end. Sampled 11/14/2000.
Saxer Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Jackfrost Winter Doppelbock--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. 24 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection. Clear rich deep amber red color. Malty mild hop front. Light lace & head. Smooth rich creamy caramel cherry fruit mild sweet body. Lingering malty mild hop end. Smooth and Rich. No EtOH bite. Sampled 4/11/2003.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, some earthiness, and some fruitiness. Tastes of caramel, some dark fruits, and the same lighter earthiness.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - MAY 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fred Fest 2009 – Portland, OR
Aroma: Sweet malt aroma with a very faint fruitiness lingering. This beer has aged.
Appearance: Dark Brown in color, slight haze with a thin tan head.
Flavor: Big dark malt flavors this beer has changed and become a sweet brew like a Barleywine with little fruity flavors.
Palate: Dry Sweet fruity finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a great beer to try and 15 years after it was brewed. 1994 batch this was a treat of treats. Loved the fact I got to try this. Awesome…
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
’94 keg, tapped at Fredfest 09 at Hair of the Dog. Pours murky dark brown with a very brief nod in the direction of having a tan creamy head. Big doughy sweet malt nose--toffee, caramel, nuts and biscuit. Creamy, slightly sticky body. Lots of different sweet and more neutral/savory malts duking it out across the mid-palate: caramel, cookie dough, toffee, nuts, biscuit, toast, then finally at the end, some sharp dark resin to resolve against all that. Very lovely beer that obviously never quite found its niche among the cognoscenti. Of course, 15-year-old expressions aren’t just lying around all the time for everyone to drink, especially given this was from the first batch.
bobbrew (8) - Yacolt, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK, I haven’t had this beer for 2 or 3 years, but when I think about it almost every week I have to rate it. Saxer and Tony Gomes got me hooked on Dopplebock. I’ve tried all the benchmark beers and can’t understand why they are labeled benchmark when this beer is the one I dream of! Smooth sweet malt with no edges. High octane without recognizing it. Great all malt nose that leaves you yearning for that first sip. Overall, I can’t think of another beer I’d rather have on a deserted island than this one, or perhaps, Tony’s Pilsener.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was lucky enough to get a bottle of this with some signifigant age on it. It was at least 2 years old, possibly 3 or even 4. Which ever it was, it was a nice beer with some good malty sweetness to it. The nose is a bit of wet cardboard, some whiskey notes, brown sugar and prune juice. Appearance is a deep woody brown, barley any head at all. Mouthfeel is slightly thick. Flavor is alcohol, caramel malts, and a touch winey. A nice beer for a nice cold December night playing Rock Band.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer produces a hearty aroma of nuts and hops. It is copper in color with and an off-white head. It touches the tongue as a thin solution producing and sweet nutty taste on the palate that lingers well after swallowing.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit of a one-trick pony...all sweet malt toffee and caramel...alcohol pretty well hidden...a bit thinner than I like in a doppel...but pretty drinkable. I’d revisit this one again.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at a 2005 Christmas and Winter beer tasting at Delilah’s, Chicago, IL. 2003 vintage. Clear dark brown dopple bock having a long-lasting off-white head. No discernable carbonation. Good sweet malt and caramel aroma. Full bodied beer that starts with a spicy, light toasty malt flavor, similar to chocolate-coated malt candy balls. Finishes with light sweet malt aftertaste. This is a good drinkable beer.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After a crappy day in the office, a good doppelbock would really hit the spot... but this one will do. Actually, it’s pretty good, date colored with a fizzy off-white head and a strong, sweet, fresh wort smell. The flavor is a straightforward toffee & caramel taste with some alcohol that slaps you in the back of the throat as you swallow. The finish is sweet, syrupy and sticky with a slight alcohol afterburn. Pretty decent.
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