rangerred (896) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a snifter. Not sure of the age on this but I know it has been in my fridge for a year or so.
Pours a clear dark brown with a slight reddish tint. A very small light brown head is quick to fade leaving a thin ring around the top of the beer.
Aroma is full of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. There is a slight metallic note which seems a little off to me. There are also some faint grassy aromas. Overall it is pretty weak.
This weakness carries over into the taste which is really quite underwhelming. Plenty of caramel and brown sugar but there is a strong vegetal character which becomes a little off-puting after awhile. It is very DMS like and I almost wonder if this is an unintended flaw. It isnít bad for awhile but it does start to limit drinkability. Alcohol is well-hidden but the mouthfeel is on the watery side.
Overall, I am very unimpressed with this offering from Duck Rabbit. There is just an overall lack of everything from the aroma to the flavor to the mouthfeel. Way too much DMS and a lack of much malt or hops. Maybe this has improved since the batch I got but I really canít recommend.
rbrazell (1585) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from CBX. Mahogany pour with a bubbly tan head. toasted bready malt aroma, caramel, toffee, brown sugar with notes of plum a raisins. Flavor is similar with big notes of chocolate, lingering notes of chocolate covered raisins. Clean and refreshing. This is solid.
Busick (360) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Excellent Dopplebock, possibly one of the best I have ever had outside of German brewed!
jcnielsen (1991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, malty, syrupy, toffee aromas. Toffee, syrupy, chocolate flavors. Pretty solid doppelbock, one of the better American versions Iíve had in awhile.
Sifubeer (1) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This a full flavored beer, malty doesn't even come close...it's so much more. Enjoy one, maybe two...with a premium cut of meat, preferably venison.
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CanIHave4Beers (3166) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sent to me by the patient, kind, & chill Durhambeer.
Pours a very deep amber with ruby hues when itís held up to the light.
The beer has a really nice menagerie of dopple-bocky characteristics. Itís got itís sweet moments, toffee, raisin, and sweetly flavored malt. To me it smells like a huge toootsie roll.
The flavor is very toffee & vanilla forward. Itís got those sort of sweet on roasty malt tones.
The beer sets real heavy on the palate, which is pretty A-OK!
carolinared (23) - WILSON, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well done representation of the style. Very low (zero?) carbonation a bit of a negative for me and agree with the observation from other reviewers on thinness.
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scotchzombie (317) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 Pours a deep garnet-tinged brown with a creamy antiqued head that fades to a thick coating and leaves wet lacing. Some bubbles coat the side of the glass, deep. Aroma is bready malts, sweetened with molasses. Predominant taste is rich roasted malts that give way to subtle flavors of raisins, plums and dark baked bread. More roast and some bitterness to close. Flavors gain intensity with warming. A bit thin but easily one of the best American d-bocks I've had.
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Pours a cloudy dark burnt amber body with cappuccino froth that layers the top.
S: Lots of banana and clove, dark figs, sugary pound cake, maple syrup, rich caramel malt, molasses and booze.
T/M: Rich dark fruits, caramel malts, burnt molasses, bitter bananas, spiced rum soaked plums, melted dark chocolate, earthy hops by the hand full and apple peels. Thick syrupy body up front then thins out and melts in your mouth. Finishes semi dry and lingers cinnamon apple peels.
O: The mouthfeel on this is weird as it starts out syrupy an thick then kinda thins out. The aroma is fantastic and the taste delivers nicely as well. Rich roasty meal in a glass.
Serving type: bottle
chinchill (1656) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Some sediment left in the bottom of the bottle even after a ícompleteí pour.
A: body is dark reddish-brown with a decent tan head. Spotty lacing.
Very fruity aroma and taste, especially the latter. Baked dates and some chocolate in the nose. Dried plums, dates and raisins on the tongue.
O: an exceptional dopplebock worth seeking out.
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into an English stout glass. Poured a dark brown, almost opaque with a slow to disappear tan head. The beer at first was underwhelming, I left it and came back 20 min later and it changed, changed for the better. Overall I like the beer for its warmer characteristics.