Fatehunter (753) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A half finger of head on a dark brown colored body.
The smell is faint overall: roasted malt and candy.
The taste is good: roasted malt, bread, malt sweetness and a tiny lemon bitterness at the end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A nice, solid doppelbock.
benpickens (361) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with compact head with slight lacing; brown sugar and caramel aromas; finish ends abruptly and chalky; more of a barley wine than a doppel bock and overly sweet.
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wlajwl (2907) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is malts and fruit. The flavor is is mildly nutty malts, dark fruit, slight sweetness and a tart/sour finish.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours mahogany with thin light colored mocha head. The aroma offers up brown sugar covered prunes and blueberries mixing with some earthiness and just a hint of molasses. The taste is nice with mild dark roasted malts rolling quickly into toffee, dark toasted bread, sweet ripe plums and cherries. This comes together very nicely as I love the play between the sweet dark fruity esters, mild roasted maltiness and the kettle caramelization toffee like notes. Dandy Dobbel Bock in my book.
alexanderj (3054) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a rich, dark auburn witA solid beer. h a small kkahki colored head. Aroma of caramel, sweetness, dark fruit, with hints of cocoa and nuts. Flavor was a similar mix of above - a good amount of fruitiness and caramel.
sodakotakid (161) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Starts off sweet and malty with hints of sour fruits and a tart after taste. A nice ruby brown with a good head.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear brown color with a 3/4 finger thick light tan head. light lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt, light chocolate, and herbal hops. Finish is a little harsh. Medium body. A decent beer.
highibus (661) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cherry crimson with thin off white head. No real aroma to speak of. Flavor is rich maltiness with a hint of alcohol. Good malty finish too. Really well put together beer.
J_man (540) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 This dark brown/garnet beer with a tan and persistent head has aromas of molasses and dark fruit with a definite German beer/yeast vibe. Very creamy with dark chocolate and molasses flavors with a little licorice in the background. Finishes with a nice alcohol bite and a lasting flavor of dark/bittersweet chocolate and a dry roastiness. Really nice dopplebock and very much to style from a California brewery! **Update** 2/9/2012: Trying this again, I detected some cherry in the aroma along with a very light sourness in the taste. Also, the head died away to nothing, so I don’t know if something changed or my glass wasn’t clean enough. Still as tasty as I remember it!
mrmartin (560) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown with small tan-ish head. Medium body. Nutty toasted malt. Not sweet but kind of viscous. Sticks to the back of yer throat. Lingering bitter finish.
points for not being too sweet but also not impressive.