574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown to black with a fairly thick khaki-mocha head that settles to a ring and leaves some hanging lace. Nose involves some dark chocolate, roasted malt, nuttiness, touches of alcohol, some earthy hops, cherries and other dark fruits, almost a wooden quality. Taste is fairly sweet, fairly bitter, lightly tart. Fuller bodied, rich, crisp, oily, softer carb, with a warm toasty bitter finish. Pretty close to the Celebrator for me. A really nice dopplebock, lots of complexity, yet very approachable.
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and rich mahogany pour with a small fluffy beige head. Aroma was full of rich caramel, lightly burnt sugar and fruit cake. Flavors were rich and decadent, light fruit, lots of caramel, cake, touch of booze. Creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Finish was slightly sweet with more notes of burnt sugar and vanilla. I am really coming around to this style and this is at the top of the heap. Incredible.
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light milk chocolate aroma. Dark brown with a large tan head. Toasty caramel, chocolate malt, and dark fruit flavor. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation. Pretty tasty.
drowland (5998) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/31/13. 12oz bottle from Five Points. Deep amber red pour with a nice two finger head that fades to a ring but laces like a champ. Rich maltiness in the aroma, caramel, burnt toffee, roast, and a wisp of smoke and alcohol. Malty flavor as well, of course, lots of caramel, some toasted bread, roast, a wisp of smoke, and an herbal aspect that reminds me of root beer. A touch of acidity lingers, almost a lemon aspect. Not bad.
novice101 (308) - - JUL 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown/copper color with a small light khaki head that sticks around for a bit. Smells of sweet malts, chocolate and caramel. Taste is great chocolate to start then it goes into more caramel and dark fruit, with a fair amount of booze to be detected in the finish. Great beer, very enjoyable
shrubber85 (7561) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lactic acid and light chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet chocolate malt and lightly astringent/bitter alcohol/lactic acid flavor. Smooth. Pretty good - one of the best US doppelbocks I’ve had.
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
Patrickctenchi (3588) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy, deep wooden brown with a short, thick, bright-tan head.
Aroma is candied fruit, raisin, syrup, licorice.
Taste is sweet, candied...licorice, caramel, nuts, dark, dried fruits.
A slight herbal-mild spice flavour.
Very nice...only a hint of the alcohol content...very soft and smooth for 8.5%.
ChainGangGuy (4368) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body, housing a little hint dirtied garnet at the edge against the list. Smallish, light beige head that settles fairly quickly. No appreciable lacing or retention.
Smell: Sweet-scented, alcoholic, with a fruitiness of figs and grape-flavored candy (like Nerds or such), a step ahead of the dark-colored syrup, Tootsie roll, and molasses.
Taste: Molasses, caramel atop toast, and a noted roastiness. Dark syrup sweetness upfront. Rather bright fruitiness, fig and grape, followed by slight, herbal hops and a persistent pinch of alcohol (a bit fusel). Snippet of licorice. Slight nuttiness, with a touch of Tootsie Roll. Drying, rather warming, fruity finish. A little coffee pops into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Potent in many of its aspect, it’s not the best doppelbock to be had, though, I’m sure you could do worse.
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, and notes of coffee. Rich and robust flavor with sweet caramel notes. A respectable example of the style,