jandd1983 (1578) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Acquired in a trade from Phaleslu. It poured a dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma was of rich maltiness with some toasty caramel. The taste was sweet and rich toasty malt flavors with some light roast. A very typical bock profile with rich melanoidins. It had a full and smooth body. Very well done.
DrSilverworm (2726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear somewhat darker red color. Good foamy off-white / khaki head. Good lace. Nice rich malty nose. Some dark fruit, chocolate in the nose. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of creamy body. No viscosity or syrupy texture. Hearty, but more dry in the finish. Sweet taste, but alcohol is not bothersome, doesnít leave any kind of bite, and just mild warmth. Big alcohol works well here. Light bitterness. Big malt, kind of complex - caramel, chocolate, toast, nuts. Nice natural fruity flavor, some decent amount of hop. Hint of licorice, maybe. Good creamy characteristic that I love about American doppelbocks. Good stuff! Very well done!
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Olives. Pours a dark, semi-cloudy brown color with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts, nuts, and cola. Flavor is the same. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Fairly simple. Good, though.
Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted caramel malt aroma. Medium to heavy body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer that is excellent for style
b3shine (2249) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster at the brewery. Looks good; a semi-transparent copper with foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and malty. Good on the palate. One of the best dopplebocks Iíve ever had.