xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at FFF brewpub. Dark opaque brown almost black with small beige head with those little bubbles and nice lace. Nice, sweet, fruity, malty aroma with a big dose of alc and surpriaing red apple on top of the dark fruit. Flavor is med ium sweet dark fruit base with a semi-large alc note, some banana, but nice. Medium to full, creamy body, very nice. All around pretty well done, but the alc is a little too much.
thedm (5497) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent uncarbonated brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was malty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish and a bock like aftertaste. The thick flavor contained notes of malt hops sweet and dark malt. Good bock flavor. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter on tap at FFF. Beautiful doppelbock! Deep ruby-brown with only the vestiges of a caramel colored head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Taste is sweet - but not cloying - with lots caramel, chocolate, and cane sugar leading to a subtle hop finish. Mouthfeel is velvety, making it one of the most drinkable high-ABV beers I’ve ever had. Beautiful lacing, too, if that’s important to you.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at FFF. Darker reddish brown with a thin lighter cream colored head. Fruity alcohol, light chocolate and malty sweetness. Round. Very subdued hops. Creamy mouth, fine bubbles and lots of substance. Creamy sweet rich malt. Fruity alcohol. A bit boozy. Dark malt sweetness, some small chocolate. Lingering heat. A very nice doppelbock indeed.
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 3F’s brewpub. The body was deep rusty brown with a tan head. The aroma was caramel with cherry notes. This was like a strong Tootsie Roll. The taste was Tootsie Roll with some caramel. There was also a little bit of peanuts and toast. Not at all subtle, but what else would one expect form Three Floyds?
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby color with white lacing. Very powerful with a chocolate and cofee taste. Very heavy and good!
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub: Black in color with a thin head. There were sweet scents of chocololate, coffee, figs and rock candy. The palate was nicely balanced and rich with good weight and body.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good dopplebock but flavor depth wasn’t there for me. Had it on tap at the brewery. Good effort but not a favorite. on tap
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an awesome beer. Pours a dark black brown color with amber highlights and a light caramel colored medium sized head. Nose is chocolate, caramel, dark malt, and sugar. Taste is the same as the nose and is sweet and the mouthfeel is chewy and sticky. This is a great doppelbock and at 9.5% the alcohol content is invisible.
DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8 oz. draft snifter at 3Fs. Deep brown color, no head after a minute in a glass. Malty smell, of course. Light Tootsie Roll fudge taste as advertised. Fresh yeast taste kind of hold it back from total excellence. Bitterness is delivered in unusual prickly bubbles right on my lips instead of the tongue. Slight notes of cherry and Raisinettes arise after a while, then a smooth prune juice impression. Bitter pinprick bubbles stay on to the end.