DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
01-Apr-10 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 12-Mar-10 for $2.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) With the exception of the higher ABV, everything about this "Doppel Bock" suggests that Helles Bock would make a more accurate front label. It’s golden-yellow in color and beautifully clear, and the whitish head pours to half an inch in height, then subsides quickly to a thin sheen. The nose offers the classic grassiness of noble hops, honey, and sweet, cereal malts, but also a moderate cheesiness. On the palate, the pale, cereal malts are honey sweet and sugary rather than rich with melanoidins. Although the beer isn’t particularly cloying, the floral, grassy hops seem to augment the malty sweetness. Medium in body with ample carbonation. Enjoyable, but still disappointing because of the claimed style. It’s not really a doppel bock, but rather, a hoppy, extra-strong pale bock.
ogreface (1388) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mély, aranysárga színe van és a habja fehér, igen terjedelmes, szivacsos és lassan esik össze. Illata malátás, virágosan komlós, inkább egy erősebb pilsenire hajaz, mint egy dupla bakra. Ízében is erőteljesen hasonlít az említett fajtára, kesernyés, gyümölcsös és gyantás, enyhén citrusos, karamellás. Közepesen testes, és szénsavas, a magasabb alkoholtartalmat alig érezni benne. Utóíze medvecukros, gyógyfüves és kesernyés. Inkább heller bocknak mondanám, mint dupla baknak ,de könnyen iható és elég kellemes.
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear medium-dark gold, white head. sweaty nose, light fusels, medium corn, medium dough. malt-liquor like. syrupy, a little too much ethanol tasted. unpleasant.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color/ white head. Nice honey vanilla, corn bread aromas. medium bodied. Honey butter slathered corn bread flavors, nicely bitter finish.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle – 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt aroma slight smoky with a light hops. The flavor was well balanced this drank very easy. Nice beer.
EithCubes (5195) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is heavily grassy with some hay and dusty, outdoorsiness, good noble hops with a hint of citrus and pale malt coming through. Not what I was expecting all! Sort of a doubled Heller Bock, confirmed by the golden transparent body and lacing, creamy, rocky off-white head. Outstanding. Taste is dry, bitter, a bit soapy in feel, lightly tangy, relatively straightforward/simple malt profile but has some great zinfandel and chardonnay notes, more than just a touch of honey. Medium, slightly slimy body with a little pepper to taste, but no heat. Touch of cereal grain, and there’s an undeniable connection with another style - a smoother, lagered, more refined version of a malt liquor. A little different, but good and interesting.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The al/vol enters the malt liquor catagory making it the best one I have ever tasted.A few clicks north of Salzburg reveals an awesome old skool brewery.The potato masher bottles remind one that it is time to start WWIII.Worth finding.
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - more like an "imperial" heller bock than a true doppel - medium burnished gold pour - has the sort of honeyed maltiness and grassy hop character and lightly estery quality in the nose that a lot of hellers have - light toasted vienna maltiness - medium body, somewhat creamy mouthfeel - starts out fairly sweet, with the lightest hint of raisin, which is the only doppel-ish quality here - sweet, toasted malts and a bit of green raisin - moderate bitterness turns a bit grassy and herbal on the tail end, as the beer dries out a bit - lightly spicy finish compliments the moderate alcohol presence - not terribly complex, but pretty good.
Ratman197 (10726) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, honey and light graininess. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, honey and light fruittiness with a crisp dry finish.
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500. Pours a brilliantly clear dark gold with a big sudsy white head. Lots of nice stringy lace showing on the sides. Nose is somewhat musty, showing some egg whites, faint pepper corn, and probably some cardboard. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Pronounced pepper, egg, and cardboard notes on the mid palate. Long peppery finish. Had better.