Cybercat (4034) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma has notes of caramel and brown sugar, a fair alcohol tang. Pours a dark, somewhat hazy chestnut with a thick and fairly persistent light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Malty, woody flavor has subtle caramel and cloves notes, alcohol bite seems a bit strong. Texture has decent body and sharp fizz, leaving a woody hop finish. Not D-Rís best, but give it a try.
mike67 (928) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours light brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, sweet cherries, caramel and hint of coffee. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of caramel malt, herbal hops, cherries and peppery alcohol. Finish is long, sweet first then becomes dry and peppery. Rich, tasty excellent brew.
radio_nowhere (1145) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into lager glass, clear darker rusty-copper color with tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness, nuttiness, bread, cocoa, dark fruits and faint vanilla. Taste adds sour cherries, red wine, chocolate, roasted grain, raisins and brown sugar. Medium-heavy body, low carbonation, rich, creamy with fruity roast finish. Best doppelbock Iíve had to date, excellent.
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, dark fruit
Appearance: clear ruby-brown, brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour,
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Emeister84 (1560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel aromas, fresh bread, earthy hops, nutty. Hazy brown with a fully lasting head the color of eggnog. Sweet upfront, loads of caramel, molasses, syrupy. Medium-full bodied.
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at WoB C-ville. Beautiful deep ruby maroon brown color, thick beige head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of cocoa, prunes, plums, vanilla. Taste has chocolate covered plums, coffe, malted milk balls. Delicious.
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating, great beer. Ruby brown. Huge malt and grain body. Almost chewy. Some dark fruit presence as well. Good stuff.
aumentm (449) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is wild. Very filling. Definitely from the german style and this beer will make you want more.
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I havenít had a doppelbock this good in a long time. Thanks shrubber85. Pours a dark maroon. Tantalizing aromas of dried fruit, red wine, sour cherries and bread. Flavors arenít dulled down with heavy malts. Instead a bright sour cherry and raisin flavor lift this up. A bit of booze and toasted grain as well. Fantastic beverage.
eRock_2013 (330) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer reminded me why doppelbock will always be my favorite beer style. Pours a glorious shimmery dark ruby color, excellent lacing and a proportionate white head. The aroma is distinctive, standard caramel maltiness, red fruit, but also a chocolate-cocoa flavor, very fresh and not boozy as some d-bocks are. Taste is delicious, layers of caramel malt, roasty burnt malt, chocolate malt, caramel malt, it's malt-tastic! The body was lighter and not as full as others, but I actually enjoyed it as this was the cleanest finishing doppelbock I've ever had. Absolutely no booziness or indication of the high ABV. Truly excellent in every respect.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5527) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at Zenoís in State College this beer poured a dark red-brown color with a large foamy tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was faintly malty and did not have anything else going on. The flavor was faintly malty with a hint of dark fruit. Medium finish. Medium body. Surprisingly bland.