jtclockwork (10101) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Beerman6686. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of rich caramel, molasses, toffee, fruit cake, dark chocolate and toasted nuts. Full bodied. Delicious.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 03/19/2011 courtesy of butters. Clear dark brown body with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and fruit aroma. Sweet caramel, fruit and dry malt flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jsquire (3663) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky deep brown color with almost no head when poured from the bottle. Nice blooming alcohol and malty sweetness in the aroma. Rich deep dark flavors with raisin, fruit cake, malty sweetness and some dark toast. very thick and boozy beer.
jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours chestnut brown in color with a small ring of khaki colored head. Aroma of coca cola and molasses. Sweet malty flavor with a hop bite late. Really creamy on the palate.
harrymel (1538) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best by: unk
A: Dark brown with only a thick ring of toasted cream foam and spotty lace. Opaque.
S: cocoa, caramel, cola and crystalized sugar make up the nose on this one. Itís nice.
T: Theres a certain grass character along with some more sweet malts and a toasted cola flavor. Interesting.
M: Medium bodied with light carb for the style. Long slick finish.
O: unusual doppelbock, and nicely refined. A deviation from what I usually anticipate to be too sweet and overly esterized, this one is nice.
Serving type: bottle
douglas88 (6795) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a clear mahogany color with a medium tan head. A sweet toffee and cocoa nose, some tobacco. The flavor is molasses, caramel, toasted malt, sweet but not overly so. Baked gingerbread. Nutty. Quite good. A near perfect winter lager. I still have lots of love for DR, one of the first breweries I really liked.
tmongoose (1532) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared. Pours brownish color with yellowish brown head. Aroma is heavenly. Malt forward with plenty of buttery caramel and some toffee. Medium bodied, flavor is so smooth. Plenty of malt flavor sweet and not cloying. Plenty of buttery caramel is the best description I can come up with. Very good and the alcohol is well hidden.
gripweed57 (876) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy mahogany brown color topped by a finger high creamy tan head. Rich malty cocoa aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor upfront with notes of milk chocolate, caramel and toasted nuts. There is an underlying spicy hop prescience that picks up in the mid taste and follows into the finish. Somewhat reminiscent of the classic Bavarian doppelbocks with that cloying chewy mouthfeel you expect of the style. Overall, a very tasty brew.
GTAEgeek (1385) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Decatur Craft Beer Fest. Pours dark brown, with a medium, tan head. The aroma is chocolate, molasses, talc, and some earthy hops. The flavor is very sweet, with just a light bitterness. Heavy body, sticky, and syrupy. Overall, this is a mediocre dopplebock, lacking complex flavor or depth.
Huhzubendah (2806) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer appears a dark shade of mahogany with a half inch of foamy beige head. The aroma offers dark malts, brown sugar, bread, alcohol, ripe plums, raisins. Sweet brown bread, cookies, alcohol, yeast. Definitely true to style. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A solid beer.