Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After being denied entry into the Brewgrass Festival in Asheville (sold out apparently), I found myself downtrodden and on the verge of suicidal actions. This full-bodied friend saved my life. I won’t claim that it was the kind of friend you see daily and eat out together with, or even the friend you see once a month on the weekend just to appease them, but that friend you see every once in a while who somehow can tell when you’re pissed about something and you fell better having seen them. It was the first drink of the night, it was pretty good, it put me in a better mood.
kerenmk (4032) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The J Clyde, Birmingham, AL, 2.5.16. Very dark brown. Roasty and a little alcoholic aroma, raisins and some plum. Sweet, roasty, dried sugary fruit taste and very mild bitterness. Medium-to-full body, smooth, fairly fizzy, caramel finish.
Clarkdvm (445) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Fl. Pleasant aroma- but of toasted fruit. Toasted cocoa flavor. Bit of lingering flavor can’t place, likely just malts. Pretty good
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark brown. Aroma of malt, nuts, hops. Tastes malty, with some hops and roasty hints.
HourGlass13 (593) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish brown color pour with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, raisins, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, some fruity hops, caramel, bread. Good stuff.
TylerGreenDC (768) - - APR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Draft. No lace. Aroma of faint prune juice. Flavors of milk chocolate and plum. Lot of sweetness. Little CO2. Nice, but not special.
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a growler into multiple pint glasses. The appearance is a clear, dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is mostly toasted malt with some caramel malt thrown in. The taste is a match for the aroma. A very nice doppelbock.
ibrubeer (291) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ GSP Hilton. Aroma is a little sweet, chocolate. Color is very dark brown, maybe a little too dark for style? Light malty sweetness, touch of chocolate in flavor. Medium bodied. Would expect a little fuller body for a dopple. Overall, a good beer but a little light for a dopple.
HighlanderOne (1220) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Surprising aroma of cocoa, molasses, licorice and lager gas. Looks like a porter. Tasting cocoa, caramel, burnt malt, licorice, honey, molasses, grass. Heavy feel toward the end. Otherwise, good stuff.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz bottle, purchased 2/23/15 from Habersham in Savannah. Bottle labeled 7%. Pours with a super-fucking huge brown head. Fills up my pint glass. Awesome. Bad bottle? Yeah, infected. Not super super infected, but you can taste the brett creeping in and it ruins the beer. That spicy citrusy distinct brett smell is evident in the nose, and the beer tastes moderately sour, which is pretty awful with the doppelbock style (at least here). Moderate bitter, light sweet. Hard to do more than take a sip of this. Medium-plus body. Slick texture. Strong carbonation and biting texture, with an excessively dry finish. Once I get past the sour bite, there’s a decent bit of nuttiness and chocolate, seeing some of the coffee. Seems like this would be a pretty decent doppelbock if it was a decent bottle. Impossible to drink as it is, though. It’s been a while since I dumped a bottle so quickly. No date on the bottle, of course...
Cunningham (6891) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine tan head that gives a lovely lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Very fruity and chocolate.
Palate: Medium + body. Balanced sweetness and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Balanced chocolate, coffee and a bit to heavy fruity.
Overall impression: A bit to much fruity, otherwise ok.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tony_gorilla.