Felsenbrau (42) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours deep red, nearly black, with minimal tan head and persistent tan lacing. Aroma of black walnuts, caramel, old pears. Taste is slightly like high-quality fruit cake, black walnuts, some chocolate. Finished nutty and malty. Very nice, would buy again.
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Listermann on 3/1/16. Pours clear red with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel and slight nuttiness. Malty and caramelly flavor with some fruit before a sweet caramel finish.
ContemplateBeer (1987) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. pour at The Lackman as "Listermann Gravitator." Aroma: Rich, spiced bread with lightly sweet toffee and caramel notes; little to no fruity esters. Appearance: Rusted, still caramel brown body with a thick ring of tan head. Flavor: Assertive spiced bread maltiness immediately with a little lingering toffee/caramel thereafter; alcohol shows up with warmth, but not abrasiveness, leading to a semi-dry finish. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, still carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: My first Listermann/Triple Digit beer, and a very well made one.
Dogbrick (11322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Daily Growler UA. The beer pours a dark brown color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, dark fruit and caramel in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit, brown sugar and slight earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.
DialSquare (4237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: copper orange pour with slight off-white ring. muted fruity aroma. tastes are caramel, bready, dark fruit, little chocolate. slight bitter in the finish. medium oily palate, low carbonation. hard to explain, but good. 7.4
Chudwick (2773) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - very sweet. Gudugditdjgduydiydiydiyfiydiyfiyfiyfiyfiyciyciyfiy Seriously, I appreciate triple digit despite my gibberish.
Patrickctenchi (5944) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark...purple-brown with a light tan head.
Taste is dark fruit, toffee, raisiny malt...
Sweet and remarkably mild for the ABV.
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle, poured into a mug at approximately 40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a deep, clear mahogany red-brown, and forms quite a thick pile of fluffy, yellow-tan head, which leaves crazy lacing on the sides of the mug.
Smell: Sweet malt, all caramel, no toffee. There’s something akin to cotton candy in the nose as well, adding to the sweetness. Imagine a non-honey, non-cinnamon sticky bun, where it’s just a slightly dark bread dough and a sugary glaze. There are also hints of cherry and plum in the aroma.
Taste: Dark bread drizzled with caramel sweetness greets the tongue as the beer enters the mouth. As it moves along, subtle hints of toffee appear around the edges, and a swirl of nuts and fruit makes itself known. A blend of chestnut and walnut, with some distinct cherry and subtle raisin notes. By the finish, a slight tone of soil creeps in, leaving an aftertaste that is equal parts bready, sweet, and earthy.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, sticky, and creamy, this is on the heavier side of medium-bodied, and nails the doppelbock mouthfeel.
Overall: Thus far, this is the closest US attempt at a doppelbock to a Celebrator/Korbinian that I have tried and been able to review. Triple Digit seemed to embrace the concept of doppelbock as liquid bread, and I appreciate the heck out of them for it. This will definitely be a repeated beer for me, whenever available.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Caramel and chocolate with toffee and some dark fermented fruit.
RobertDale (5323) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SRBG Grand Tasting. Pours dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, and a touch of chocolate. Pretty good.