DruncanVeasey (6805) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, Blind Tiger, Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, 20/02/14. Slim-haloed ruby. Hints of Tunes and red wine in the nose. Weak chilled caramel coated raisin, black cherry, frangipane booze and Bakewell sprinkles. Light earthy malt and liquorice in the background. Hints of dates and husk as it warms. Too cold and thin; lacks body and depth. Average.
hampale (27) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a 22 oz. bottle while traveling through CT. Nice to see another Doppelbock from a New England brewer - and a decent product at that. Quite hoppy for the style but well balanced overall. The 7.5% ABV is not particularly noticeable and it was no problem drinking the whole bottle at one sitting. Hope it’s still available when I next visit CT. .
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Oak Tree, Groton, 9/29/13
Aroma: The aroma is heavy malty, with lots of caramel, toffee, molasses, and some bready notes
Appearance: It pours a clearish mahogany color with a fizzy beige head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor is heavy malty, leans pretty sweet, with a thick, molasses finish
Palate: The body is medium-full, it has a thick, and chewy mouthfeel, and a sticky finish
Interesting stuff that tastes well-enough made, but just doesn’t have the needed balance. It’s all sweetness, and feel pretty thick, though it doesn’t feel that heavy. If you’ll follow me on a food analogy here: I like all the ingredients pretty well, but I don’t necessarily love how the dish came out. Still, a nice effort.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sharp malt aroma. Cloudy dark orange/light brown color with a large tan head. Mild beginning that gets bitter as time goes on. Moderate alcohol in the end.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is sweet, caramel/molasses, some cherry, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses, some toast, cherry. Sticky medium-full body.
davey101 (602) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Bottled on 02/20/2013. Pours a clear dark amber/burnt red color. Two fingers of thick sudsy off-white foam settles down to a thin cap. Nice lacing and retention.
S – Sweet grainy malts, candi sugar, spices, toffee and hearty bread. Touch of alcohol heat. Smells really inviting and nice.
T – Very sweet toffee and brown sugar which eventually works its way into bready malts and some light spice. A bit too sweet, although allowing it to warm up helps out. Slightly bitter/coppery aftertaste. Creamy and full mouthfeel, really nice. Alcohol is well masked.
O – A decent, albeit over sweetened doppelbock. It’s pretty reasonable given the $5 price tag but I can’t see why someone living in CT would choose this over Hooker Liberator.
Ernesto987 (3227) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, sweet and malty with an alcohol burn in the finish. It’s ok but not a good beer in an overly sweet style
jkwood04 (3238) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and light nuts from the malts plus some light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.
dogfish120love (857) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light in color compared to doppelbocks I’m fond of. The color could easily be described as mahogonny with a tan or beige lacing. The aroma is somewhat earthy with hints of caramel and vanilla. There is undoubtedly some toastiness. Thick malt forward plate and a flavor that is moderately sweet. Not my favorite representation of the style. 22oz bottle
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours a mahogany brown with a tan head. Smells of phenolic yeast, some spicy elements. Taste is earthy and spicy. Enjoyable.