wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tasted this on draft at Big Star a couple of weeks ago. The pour was a super dark and opaque amber with an average beige head. The nose is a lot of sweeter caramel and chocolate with some dark chocolate and roasted malt bitterness. On the palate, this beer is pretty dense and sweet with caramel, milk chocolate, bitter dark chocolate, and some darkly roasted bitterness as well. The body is fairly full with average carbonation and a long caramel and dark chocolate finish.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tooch4321 for this one in trade. Ok, so knowing that this is an FFF beer tells me that style will be ambiguous, but it is a tad difficult to describe this beer. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is roast, chocolate, earth, slight tobacco, and slight smoke. Flavor is chocolate all over, roast, some coffee up front, and some pruney/ dark fruit in finish along with esters, and slight spice. Medium-bodied and definitely diFFFerent.
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whenever someone says "no words to describe" something I like to prove them wrong by describing it.
Deep chocolate pour. Medium lacing. Chocolate, roasty nose. Lots of chocolate on the palate. Thinner mouthfeel. Nothing remotely dopplebock-like. There, I described it. With words. It is pretty darn good though, as long as you don’t mind the fact it’s not what it thinks it is.
From sample pour at local December 2010 tasting.
edwardbass (676) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I know nothing about doppel bocks, but I enjoyed this one. Pours very dark brown, aroma of chocolate and roasted grain. Chocolate is pronounced in the flavor and it has a nice lightness to it. Bomber shared with office mates. This sampling makes me want to try other doppel bocks, which I’m sure I will.
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at the brewpub on thanksgiving weekend.
A-pours a transparent dark coloa brown with a dark tan colred head.
S-the nose is faint but very roasty in what I do get. Roasted malts and some notes of roasted coffee.
T-the taste follows the nose but bigger. Lots of roasted malts, lots of coffee, some notes of dark chocolate with just a hint of malt sweetness in the form of dark fruits.
M-creamy medium body that is soft on the palate and has a well carbonated finish giving it a nice clean feel on the back of the throat.
D-different than what I was expecting. big time roasted malts with very little sweetness. Still, this is pretty tasty, very simple and straigh tforward, with great drinkability especially for the alcohol content.
msante79 (2217) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from 3F. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, sweet roast, toffee, and some grains. Flavors of chocolate, sweet roasted malts, bit grainy, and some dark fruits. Nice chocolaty dopplebock. Nice surprise. Almost like a foreign stout or porter.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with some faint ruby highlights at the edges and a small, dense, tan head. Strong roasty aroma with a fair amount of dark fruit, and notes of chocolate, alcohol, and some spicy noble hops. The flavor is heavy on roast and dark fruit, with notes of cofee, and chocolate in the middle. Finishing with some noble hops and a crisp lager twang. The body is creamy and full with soft carbonation and a clean lager finish.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on draft at FFF brewpub. Nice work, but doppels are really not my thing. After one, I moved on to something a little more my style. Having said that, if you are a doppel fan, give this one a try.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Three Floyds served in a bowtie. Pours a dark opaque brown color with a sticky tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malts, brown sugar, coffee, toast, and sweet bread. Flavor of rich sweet bready malts, cream, coffee, cocoa beans, and sugary toast. Medium-full bodied, with mild carbonation and a sweet, roasty, gritty mouthfeel. Hard beer to pin down, but it reminds me a lot of a northern European stout or porter. Very interesting.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at FFF, Pours very dark brown. Light tan head ,aromas of chocolate, and roaster malts. Flavor has lots of tobacco and chocolate malts, caramel, toffee. Nice and well done as the alcohol is well hidden.CHEERS!