RevBFG (62) - - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Trader Joe's. Clear, reddish brown pour with thick white head that disappears quickly. Almost no bubbles. Smells of bread and caramel. Taste is sweet, but with a dry finish.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a decent caramelly sweet aroma. That sweetness translates through to the flavor as well. Along with some maltiness.
beerbaaron (1409) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Will always remind me of when I ducked into a nice German restaurant here in Milwaukee to escape rush hour traffic after my visit to the VA down the street. My first time enjoying Optimator (several) including eating an old can of sardines and then downing the juice on a dare for about $30 and then bought everyone a round... fun times. Anyway, the beer is a beautiful ruby brown with a great frothy beige head. Super enjoyable. Super drinkable. Full of brown sugar, dark fruit, bread, caramel, and a really nice smokey roastiness. Approaching full bodied. A whisper of alcohol. Overlooked. Yes ill have another..
wheresyourball (520) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap as a part of a flight. Pours clear brown-red with a small white head. Nose is caramel, fruit. Flavor is caramel, bread, hops; sweet vanilla. Good balance with creamy mouthfeel.
Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice malty doppelbock that is the 3rd one listed in the BJCP styles guidelines. Nice dark coloring with ruby highlights and very good tan head. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty with some toast. Taste is malty, toasty, and has dark plum overtones. This is a full bodied beer. Overall very enjoyable.
perezs25 (40) - - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1.5" off-white foamy head, low lace. Dark brown to black liquid. Malty aroma is toast grainy with hops in background. Well balanced taste of rich malty and bitter. Smooth body texture and very clean finish. Very drinkable and a pleasure to drink while grilling my favorite brats!
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finn1918 (203) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a crystal clear deep ruby with a huge reddish head. Aroma is caramel malts and some dark fruits. Taste is unadulterated malt assault with just enough soapy hoppiness to keep it from being cloying. Smooth, thick mouthfeel that manages to stay refreshing despite the ABV. This is a solid doppelbock.
dnicolaescu (992) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: deep ruby-brown with a small beige head with poor retention.
Aroma: very malty with some burnt sugar, a hint of fruit acidity.
Taste: sweet, caramel/sugar, balanced by some hop bitterness.
Huge malt, not very complex, but otherwise nice and cleat bock.
gopherfan99 (659) - CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles, pours dark brown with a cream color head. Tastes sweet with a little bit of bitterness. Good beer.
Beerandhockey8 (234) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 17oz bottle to dimpled mug. Nose is heavy roasted malt.taste is medium-heavy body that’s mostly sour. Finishes smooth with a bite of alcohol. Awesome beer