seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. It poured a clear, medium reddish-brown color with lasting beige foam and some lace. 100% true-to-style Doppelbock aromas and flavors. Malty, great marshmallowy pils sweetness, balanced by tangy, peppery noble hops. Well-balanced and very drinkable despite the higher alcohol. Medium body and carbonation, faint but pleasant caramelly aftertaste. Nicely done.
gregwilsonstl (668) - USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like caramel extract. Light brown. Somewhat hot but balanced with the malt. Ok.
jandd1983 (1578) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the 2012 Heritage Festival. It poured a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma was of bread, coffee and some alcohol. The taste was of coffee and toast with a hint of alcohol. A very tasty Doppelbock.
alcaponejunior (350) - Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby-brown and clear with a nice head and good lacing. Powerfully and overwhelmingly malty!! Smells great! Very tasty too, with a blast of sweet, toasty, extra-smooth caramel malts, plus light fruits and a touch of light brown sugar. Hops were not a major factor. Body was good but a bit light for the style, but incredibly drinkable and high on deliciousness! Surely try this one if you’re at the taproom.
Zymurgeist2 (625) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at bottleworks. Malt, malt, malt......Clear mahogany with no head -- is that from the alcohol or a mistake? Chewy yeast and malt lingers on the palate with slight spice and a dry finish. very nice.
Strykzone (3816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Bottleworks after Cranksgiving. A dark brown opaque pour with a small beige head. A rich malt nosethat also has a bit of fig. The flavor is also chock full of malt. Some light anise, muskiness, applesauce, nuts, and molasses. It was served too cold and I have no doubt more complexity would have emerged. It seems to be almost hop free.
jmagnus87 (1390) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at the bottleworks. Pours a clear dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of caramel, roasted nuts and a little toffee. Medium bitter taste with some nice caramel notes. Medium bodied with a thick texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, I love this beer...so much that I brought a growler back with me so I can drink it again when I get home.
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Hop in the City 2010. Pours a mostly clear mahogany color with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee, wood, earthy hops, and overripe fruits. Flavor follows suit closely, with the toasty, malty notes dominating. Medium-bodied, with mellow carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Very nice doppelbock.
bockimstein (166) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/12/2010: Very good beer. Tap to pint glass. Pours dark amber with medium white head that lasts a while with some lacing that was consistent. Smells of malty bread, coffee and some alcohol. Taste is coffee and toast that is just downright good. Body is smooth and full and finish is sweet and malty. I am really glad I got to try this and it is worth a trip to St. Louis. Cheers to the Schlafly folks on this one.
Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a dark brownish-orange color with a thin dark beige head that dissipates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Sweet toasted malt and caramel in the nose, along with a touch of almond. Medium-bodied with bready malt, caramel and hops flavors. The finish is moderately sweet with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.