SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. not sure why we havenít seen this in GA. clear deep ruby and a medium tan head. strong aroma of creamed coffee, milk chocolate. taste is nutty, coffee, chocolate notes. itís like a coffee flavored cookie. fruity, almost vinous notes emerge as it warms. different but good.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-08-09. Dark brown body with a nice tan head that fades. 4+ Aroma has a modest amount of alcohol presence, mild malt core, sweet malt with notes of caramel and sugar, hints of dusty toasty malt accents. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly malt forward, lots of not quite earthy base malt, with light toasted malt accents and mild notes of brown sugar and caramel. Very light alcohol and a mild vinous quality n the finish. 7+ Average plus to medium bodied palate had medium carbonation and suits the beer well. 3+ A very solid take on the style, enjoyable. Bottle aged a few months via trade with josefiak
mike5326 (1565) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a medium brown with a hint of red with a nice solid head. Wonderful aroma, thick sweet smell with a hint of caramel. Smooth caramel tasting beer.
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brusin Ales. Pours coca-cola brown with an inch of khaki foam. Slight notes of malt on the nose. Fairly thick mouthfeel. Hides itís 8.5% well except for a slight alcohol burn on the finish. Notes of brown sugar and caramel on the nose. Solid!
drfabulous (6316) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from Bruisin Ales. Best by April 2013. Sweet and caramel. Cherries. Subtle bit of sugar. Cherries on purpose? Thatís not exactly dopplebock. Very nice.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a ruddy brown, almost looks like Dr. Pepper. No head, but a small tan halo forms that gives way to thick lacing. Aroma is toasted, sweet malts. Taste is brown sugar, big amount of hops bitterness, sweet, sticky toasted malts that bring hints of chocolate and coffee to the palate. Really coats your mouth. Another great one from D-R!
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark red/brown with a long lasting thin tan top. Scent is caramel and dark bread. Taste is sweet caramel, some toast and a hint of dark fruit. Nice
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
last of timís D.R bottles .. the giffer!!! .. . pours a tawny brown .. light lacing, no real head .. . thin mouth .. no abv detected .. just some simple molasses flavor .. nothing to write home about, even if it was- my mom wouldnít care..
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting. Pours a very dark brown with little head. I can only get faint hints of roasting in the smell, but what I can smell, I like. I get some slight hints of roasting and malts in the taste, with the characteristic bitterness of a doppelbock. Good brew by them...
JDBaker11058 (1824) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep caramel brown, short tan head; LOVED the bottle, as they gave the duck-rabbit goat horns! Aroma: caramel, molasses, toffee, and chocolate, with a bit of dark fruit (?). Taste: strong, bitter chocolate up front, with tons of caramel, toffee, nuts (?), smoke, molasses, and a bit of scotch. Finish: tangy, with an out-of-nowhere astringent bitterness that scrubs the palate for the next sip. Notes: I love a good doppelbock, and this was pretty darn good. These guys know their stuff. The alcohol in this brew was remarkably well-hidden.