slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice doppelbock, very sweet and chewy malts. Was a deep amber color, with a white head. Very very tasty and strong, hard to belive its 8.2%
eRock_2013 (398) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ahh a doppelbock so delicious it literally refreshes my memory of when I first discovered this style. From the bottle pours an excellent amber mohagany color, generous white head and lacing, clearly and shimmery, beautiful. Aroma of licorice caramel malt, reminiscent of sweet bourbon whiskey, and tart red fruit. Lots of hearty caramel malt in the flavor, boozy bitterness but not in an abrasive way, subtle notes of chocolate, and amaretto perhaps? Overall an excellent rendition of the style, medium bodied and easy on the palate. Well done Troeg!
books_n_brews (145) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red pour med tan head. Smells of very lightly of yeast and fruit. Tastes thick and solid of fruit jam notes and bready. Coats the tongue. I can’t decide if I love it or hate it.
BytesAndBrews (35) - - AUG 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light malty aroma, heavy malt flavor. Very heavy mouth feel, dark caramel, and stone fruit flavors with a little bitterness to finish it off.
Linnet (1653) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, dried dark fruits, wee coffee, some herbs and grass, alcohol.
Ruby colour, medium beige head.
Heavy sweet, salty, lightly bitter.
Medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, warming finish.
Savage_Night (414) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber/chestnut brown with a small fizzy khaki head that quickly fades leaving behind a patchy cap and thin ring. AROMA: malty, caramel, roasty, herbs, grass, spices, molasses, raisins/dates, phenols, nuts, faint coffee/chocolate bitterness, yeast esters, woody, herbal hops, brown/candied sugar and toffee. TASTE: malty, caramel, roasty, herbs, grassy, spices, molasses, boozy, raisins/dates, roasted nuts, faint coffee/chocolate bitterness, slightly bready, woody, hop spice, burned brown sugar, slight citrus, slightly metallic and toffee. AFTER TASTE: malty, caramel, herbal hops, spices and molasses with an oily lightly spiced boozy finish.
jake65 (3374) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Amber pour with a thin creamy beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet, toffee and faint spice. Taste is a blend of malty sweetness with toffee and burnt crème. A little bit of dark fruit in there as well as light bitters.
koleminer20 (2412) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flight shared with ebone1988 at the brewery. The pour is a brown orange color with almost no head. The aroma is sweet and malty as a dopplebock should be. There is a pretty hefty fruitiness in there that doesn’t belong. Light booze on the back end. Flavor is sweet malt water with a fruitiness on the back end. There is a strange bitter that’s hanging out on the back end that I don’t care for. The mouth feel is thin and watery. No carbonation helps this as it jumps off of the tongue and finishes with a lightly metallic malt. Damn book.
ebone1988 (1316) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight shared with koleminer20 at Tröegs. Aroma is caramel malt, toffee, earthy hops, sweet, bitter. Appearance is rusty copper, clear, light tan head. Taste is caramel, toffee, butterscotch, watery, earthy. Mouthfeel ism medium body, watery, light carbonation, caramel aftertaste. Overall, a decent Bock.
BuckeyeBoy (5824) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a crisp amber topped with a sand head. Nose is pit fruit rich malts spice and a nice sweetness. Taste is more of the pit fruit sweetness and rich malts with a little spice.
cwill (61) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours with a beautiful dark amber red color. Aroma is sweet brown candied sugar with a strong hint of maple syrup and dark fruits and malts. The taste follows the nose. The first flavor comes straight from the maple syrup notes, but the malts and plum come in after, giving it a sweet flavor that is delicious. Hints of caramel on the finish. Full bodied creamy mouth feel. 8% alcohol is nowhere to be found. Outstanding beer