Dixonian (1549) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle thanks to exiled.
Deep ruby brown pour with some tan head. Nose of dark fruit, roasted malt, and chocoalte. Flavor is smooth and malty with a fudgey finish. Starting to think Three Floyds can do any style out there.
sunevdj (3041) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Smells of perfume. Sweet with aromas of burnt malts, liquorish and rye bread. Hints of pepper. Soft carbonation. Full bodied.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First of all, this is more like a Baltic Porter than any Doppelbock Iíve ever laid my lips on. That said, this beer is unreal; cellared for 10+ months in ideal conditions. Pours opaque black with a thin dark brown head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is big roasty chocolate, raisins, massive earthiness, coffee, some clean malt lager character, signature FFF green hoppiness. Taste is rich dark chocolate, raisin, coffee, some caramel and toffee, earthy spicy hoppiness. Body is full and chewy, medium carbonation, long roasty finish. Overall, this kind of reminds me of Alpha Klaus if it were brewed with lager yeast.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt and ash aroma. Opaque black color with minimal head. Very sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter ashy/herbal flavor. Nice body. Excellent.
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to exiled. black pour with a cream head. nose is chocolate, syrup, caramel, and faint smoke. smooth on the palate, deep rich malts, caramel, and a light smoke finish.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, during 3Floyds Night 2011. Very dark brown, almost black color, small brown head. Sweet, roasted malty taste, lots of caramel and a nutty touch. Roasted malt flavours, caramel, rye. Medium bitterness. Could this be the first Doppelbock/Porter hybrid ? :D
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of heavy chocolate and roasted malt. I also get a little cream character in the aroma. While it smells delicious, it doesnít really smell like a doppelbock.
The flavor is similar. The dominant flavors are chocolate and roasted malt, but there is also a little dark fruit hidden in the background. The alcohol is present in the flavor and the aroma, but the beer is still easy to drink and quite enjoyable.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sweet sticky dark beer. Good but nothing special.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately 6 months after first bottle rating. Bottle sent to me by Sherm1016, thanks a lot Todd
The look: Near black body topped by a very small dark beige head
In long: Nose is mostly liquorice, figs a bit of rubber and also some dark hard candies. Taste is very straightforward, fruit cake with an extra of dates and figs, chalky yeast, soy sauce, caramel. Very cake-like maltiness, a bit oily, a bit sticky. This is a very sticky sweet beer, I know many doppelbocks are, but this one just didnít have the complexity and richness to match its sweetness. I drank a full bottle but I was really happy to move to something else once the bottle was finished. Also I like to pretend this beer was made in my honor. Creepy, Creeper. Close enough.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Exiled) clear ruby with thick very dark brown head and excellent coating of the glass. Nose of graham cracker, cream, smooth chocolate. Taste of raisin, dry semi-sweet chocolate, rich, a bit fudgey, this is nice! Creamy linger, excellent.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a brown color, no head, no lace. nose is roasty coffee, chocolate with a trace of fruitiness. roasty malt in the flavor, but not much else. medium bodied, clean finish. perhaps a bit too light and sweet for me. my notes also say "insert clever remark here", but my wittiness fails me.