hoppyho (56) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel color with good initial head presence that last sin the lacing process. Smell is a deep malt with molasses notes. Taste is deep and rich in malt and molasses with a hint of hops. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth rich and deep. Drinkability is excellent.
EinStein (52) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber color with a quickly fading off-white head. Dark fruits dominate the nose, with some toasty notes and a little caramelly flavor. The toasty notes become more prominent in the taste, but still play a supporting role to the dark fruits; low to medium bitterness complements a nice, chewy mouthfeel. However, the alcohol in this is a bit too present. Overall, a solid doppelbock, tasty but nothing extraordinary.
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Troegs "Mad Elf" tulip.
Ap: Dark red, almost into Cherry Coke territory, with a slight foamy head. Perfectly acceptable for this style.
Ar: Cherry is the main scent I’m detecting. I spent a few seconds here and the sweetness is very much a kind to beet sugar.
T: Rich, yet a bit on the bland side. The sugar is very in your face, but not totally in a bad way. This would be a good accompaniment to cheesecake.
P: Coats the mouth with tons of sugar. Definitely full-bodied, which are what Double Bocks are supposed to be. The carbonation is pleasant.
O: I honestly couldn’t imagine having more than one.
Overall: I am a big fan of Troegs, however, this is one brew in their line-up that I think could use some work. Admittedly, this style isn’t my favorite, but this is still sort of a "by the numbers" Doppelbock.
CardsFan25 (51) - - NOV 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma, clear amber red. Malty initial after taste with not much long lasting after taste. It will get you everywhere you need to be!
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark cherry red pour, very thin almost non existent head. Aroma of over ripped bananas is most present, followed by caramel notes, hints of dark cherry, and raisin a little bit of that sweet chocolate as well. Some really nice and interesting flavors. Some sweet cherry and caramel at front then turns a little tart in the middle and finish as a nutty chocolate almost hazelnutty. Very very yummy and very enjoyable!
dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled June 6/12 - Sweet malt aroma, toffee/bread/caramel presence, mild alcohol nose...lighter body for a doppelbock...low carbonation...ripe fruit flavour...long sweet finish...not bad
Alex420 (48) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bott@Strasbourg Mondial de la Biere
Dark amber brown in color.
Zesty gingery nose. Not intense.
You can taste carmel and alcohol.
Not exciting. Mediumlight bodied.
tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish Brown, medium tan head. Malt aroma, strong malt taste, slightly sweet very flavorful beer.
rohash (47) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
full bodied, sweet malt character, slight hops but the alcohol taste pretty much dominates this beer. Drinakable, not great. I’ve enjoyed the other offerings from this brewery much more, just not a big fan of the style.
urraca (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant Blood-orange color. I smell some deep molasses and bread on the bouquet. Tastes of mocha, and a hint of caramel, and possibly some raisin. Pretty carbonated, but feels relatively light for a doppel, I’ll drink again however.