voyageurmike (246) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. Chestnut brown lightly carbonated full bodied beer with aroma of bourbon and fruit. Barrel aging lends nicely to the flavor of this doppelbock. Excellent bourbon finish.
Vince_Riccelli (1) - - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent doublebock. Good finish. Malty, notes of caramel and vanilla. Smooth finish. Taste does not reflect high alcohol content
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from Capones. Pours a deep, clear mahogany with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, dark dry fruit, toasted coconut and sweet bourbon. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
radio_nowhere (1377) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked/caged 250ml bottle into snifter glass, opaque very deep ruby-brown color with thin tan head. Aroma notes of malt richness, coconut, vanilla, wood, bourbon and underlying dark fruitiness. Taste adds plums, brown sugar, some toffee, nuttiness, shredded coconut, raisin, light oak and tad sourness. Heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, slick, creamy, sticky with sweet/sour malt fruitiness. Excellent doppelbock, bourbon barrel adds nice depth to the original.
italianjohn (2843) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep Amber pour with a thin off white head .... Aroma of coconut, vanilla, oak and bourbon with caramel malts ..... Taste is of sweet caramel malts, spices, dry oak, bourbon, vanilla and coconut .... lively mouthfeel and slightly sour .... Has a roasted and caramel malt flavor in the finish .... The aroma is nice .... An ok brew
bth122 (1468) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. At blaws. Aroma is musky, oak barrel, vanilla. Medium light sweetness. Below ave carbonation. The vanilla, and oak barrel flavors really come through.
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kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a minimal fizzy head that vanished completely. The nose is just the right amount of boozy, just enough bourbon and alcohol to let you know it’s barrel aged. Some sweet toffee and caramel malt under the barrel. The flavor is a really nice balance between the sweet toffee and caramel malts and the bourbon flavor. For all the bourbon flavor, the alcohol isn’t all that more prominent than the original version. Some lingering warmth on the finish along with a good bit of oakiness. Rather full bodied with a slight cling and slightly fizzy carbonation. Rather good stuff, glad to see this available without waiting in line anymore!
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml c&c bottle. Disappearing lt tan-mahogany. A-sweet caramel med malt, 2nd hop impact. T-follows.
Booga (60) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not a huge doppelbock fan but the barrel aging works well here. Great bourbon aromas. Very lazy pour with almost no head that quickly disappears. A dark clear ruby colored beer. Sweet flavors with good nutty tastes and bourbon in the finish. Medium body and very little carbonation. I really liked this.
bigda83 (787) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle share. Pours a clear dark amber color with small tan sudsy head. Aroma was fairly sweet, dark fruit, vanilla. Flavor was sweet, acidic, some barrel aging notes, plum, raisin. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, sweet and acid like on the finish. Really odd one to me. Hard to describe.