adnielsen (6218) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of some generous trader. Thanks! Pours a hazy, dark rust orange appearance wit ha nice, big brown head. Really a rich herbal, noble hoppy, grainy caramel malty, mild white fruit (pear/apple), just a touch bitter aroma. Well carbonated. A bit chewy, molasses, vanilla, rich caramel malty, somewhat spicy, a touch nutty, herbal, grassy hoppy flavor with a light note of chocolate. Quite smooth. This is one of the better American-made doppelbocks that Iíve had in a while.
czar (2232) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at prohibition pig, waterbury. almost clear medium dark brown with a decent light beige head, some retention, nice lacing. nose of caramel and lightly roasted malts, molasses, raisins, and grassy hops. boozy. average carbonation, medium to full body, some sweetness, nice grassy-earthy finish. smooth and nice. wasnít wowed though.
Darwenus (386) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored with a modest head. There isnít a lot going on with the aroma, just a lightly malty, slightly sweet quality thatís something like a lighter barley wine. The taste is malty and a little sweet, but not overly so. The finish is crisp with a little bit of tingle.
maxwelldeux (2240) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I really donít get a lot of smell off this one. Itís got a nice feel on the palate and not much on the aftertaste. Almost a little sweet, which is interesting...
vodka4blood (50) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My kind of beer all the way. Cannot think of any significant improvements that could be made to it. The bottle Im drinking from was the last one left on the shelf when I picked it up yesterday : )
ngeunit1 (1550) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a fairly clear amber-brown with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich caramel malts, brown sugar, dark fruits, vanilla, molasses, some bready malts, and some booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of rich caramelized malts and some raisin and other sweet dark fruits. Through the middle, brown sugar and molasses come through with some vanilla and bready malts. The finish is a mix of sweet caramelized malts, dark fruits, bready malts, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit thick with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced doppelbock with a good strong and complex malt profile.
dimenhetfield (2357) - , Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured into glass. Doppelbocks are just too much for me, this one especially. Too sweet and heavy on the malt. Almost impossible for me to drink more then a glass.
DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, 2010 vintage, shared with Robby. Hazy red / brown color. Thin khaki head. Light, crisp carbonation. Dry finish. Bit of loose lace. Big chunks of yeast on the bottom. Very smooth, rich and robust malts. Aromas of dark fruit, toasty malt. Earthy hops. Light bitter and sweet taste. Nice, rich longer aftertaste. Solid, rich and smooth doppelbock.
superspak (1480) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2010 release. Pours hazy reddish copper color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big raisin, prune, biscuit, toast, molasses, toffee, caramel, nuttiness, earth, light roasted malt, and herbal. Very nice and well balanced doppelbock aromas with good complexity. Taste of big raisin, molasses, prune, toffee, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, earth, light roasted malt, and herbal spiciness. Light spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, molasses, toffee, toast, caramel, biscuit, nuttiness, roasted malt, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity and balance. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a moderate warming after the finish. This was very easy to sip on when I opened it, and it gained a bit more heat as it warmed up. Overall this is a damn nice doppelbock. Nice flavor balance and complexity; and pretty smooth to sip on. Got a little bit boozy as it warmed up, but was still a highly enjoyable brew.
BeerCast_Rich (1692) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[22fl oz bottle] Dark brown beer with a cream-coloured head. Smooth, sweet chocolate and alcohol on the nose. Less booze on the flavour, it hides the alcohol very well on the flavour. Probably because itís so sweet Ė essentially it tastes something like a hot chocolate (albeit a cold, hot chocolate). Other, nutty, flavours arrive as the aftertaste comes in. Some great balance in there