Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured deeper brown with a short head. The aroma picked up warm caramel and molasses-y notes with peppery overtones.. some over alcohol, but it was nice. The flavor found toasty, warm caramel and darker fruity notes at the core, with light peppery alcohol and herbal hops around. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. good feel to it.
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Shoreline. Looks good; a slightly hazy caramel orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells semi-sweet and malty with notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, molassers, plum, raisin and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, plum and light raisin with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
valpoaj (659) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - deep brown pour with thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is heavy on the sweet, dark malts and has some dark fruity notes mixed in as well. Flavor mimics the aroma nicely - sweet, slightly roasted malts, a good dose of fruits, a hint of chocolate and toffee and all melds together nicely. Quite easy drinking for the palate - very smooth and not particularly heavy. Will definitely have this again when returning.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 oz pour on tap at the brewpub (Michigan City, IN). Pours a rich glowing brownish honey brown hue, orange copper glow on edges and bottom, parts of the body. Faint haze, nice color, small whitish head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are gentle toffee, toast, and sticky caramel. Touches of biscuits, gentle red fruit, mellow sweet rich nose offers just a hint of heat and a darker malt vibe as it warms. Initial is medium bodied, lighter end with a good toasty element, some brown sugar, toffee, and toast. Sweet sticky elements work, with touches of gentle cherry, some biscuits, spice. Really nice for the style. Middle gives some touches of toast, dryness, and spice mixed with gentle heat. Some mellow sweetness, gentle cherry into backend. Dry and spicy at times, sweet and sticky at others. The flavors and bigger body play well, flavors work, and overall, the experience was quite interesting. Pretty solid Doppelbock.. A style I don’t normally dig. Nice work, guys.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Shoreline in Michigan City. A fairly average doppelbock to me, with some ups and downs. Minimal head on the pour, medium body and deep ruby brown in color. Nose is largely of honey-like caramel/toffee and oaky bourbon. Also some mild soy sauce, that comes through a bit in the flavor. Body is creamy and rich, but without much pop. Rich toffee, sweet honey fruits, light oak, and earthy grains for the flavor. Overall, just alright.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown, amber tinted body with a thin, creamy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly malty with a bit of a caramel and toffee bread sweetness. A nice dark fruitiness with just the slightest hint of earth. Flavor is similar. Dark fruits and a light caramel, toffee bread sweetness up front. A bit thin with a light toast and earthy hop coming out towards the end. Finishes with a bit of a bitterness and a smooth, thin malt. Shorter length aftertaste following a light body and lighter carbonation. Overall, a decent doppelbock. Not overly malty and rich, but it has a nice flavor and decent toasty hop bitterness in the finish.
gbrew13 (4) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This dopplebock does not disappoint. Great aroma dominated by dark fruits with hints of alcohol. This is a smooth beer for where it weighs in. Sweet but not overpowering. Balanced very well for 9+ percent. Dominated by dark fruit and complex malt with a considerable hop presence. Well balanced and impressive.
pittsburghkid (8) - VALPARAISO, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Very nice aroma, dark brown appearance with tinge of red. Sweet alcohol taste with no bitter after taste. medium body with soft carbonation with a long finish. Absolutely loved this. Only had one and thank god because I had to meet a client. great taste and even better name.
SrSilliGose (3281) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear amber with an offwhite head. sweet malts, bread, chocolate, . malty.