joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from Brewery. Served in a tulip glass, the bartender created a nearly perfect pour with the inch thick off-white head touching the brim of the glass, above its medium brown body. This brew has a sweet, almost milk chocolate nose. On the hoppy side for a doppelbock, this beer is nicely balanced, smooth and warming. Very tasty.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Candied fruit dominates this silky Doppelbock, licked by alcohol warmth and mild bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam drapes the clear red.
-The fruitiness is a bit too present for my tastes in Doppelbock. Bready, caramelized cereals are sadly too shy.
-The finish is balanced.
-This one lacks malt depth for the style, which is surprising since most Two Roads beers I’ve had, even the Pils, was very well developed on the malt front.
On tap at the brewery taproom.
Bebum (425) - - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper, clear, headless.
Medium body and light flavor, lean texture, some heat, avg length, bitter finish.
Moderate bitterness and sweetness,
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thornecb (4690) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright mahogany into a stem glass. Off-white micro head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Dark dried fruit and caramel aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning warming in the lasting roasted nutty and mildly cloying bitter finish.
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Track 84. Hazy brown color, beige head. Aroma of toast, vanilla, caramel. Taste is subtly spiced toasted brown bread. Very tasty.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A copper body with a quickly fading beige head. Aroma had a great mix of caramel malts and some toasted malts, there was a subtle fruity notes to it a touch of brown sugar and maybe some vanilla. Flavor was mostly sweet a heavy caramel malt base with some fruity sweetness. Alcohol seemed restrained. Nice mouth feel. A good beer.
Jow (2443) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stags Head only to fill out flight since the brew I wanted was a goner. nose is sweet fruit and molasses. tastes of cherries, licorice, caramel, molasses, and some hop bitters. medium to thin body. not really memorable
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Alewife. Pours reddish amber with a thin head. Fruity hops, moderate sweet malts, toffee and a fruity and toasted malty finish. Not bad.
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught; brown with thin beige head; aroma-cereal, caramel, nuts; taste-moderate sweetness, mild sweetness. Decent.
boto (1921) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bomber: This one pours a clear, darker coppery/amber color. There was a finger of tan head that didn’t linger long. Some lacing. Nice nose. Lots of caramel malts, but the sweetness is somewhat subdued. Getting some faint fruits, spiciness and a bit of earthiness. The taste is good. Just a bit sweet, with a hint of dryness in the finish. Caramel malts, hints of spice and some dark fruits. This is nice.
Tattoodoug (1) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Description on the bottle is wildly inaccurate. Hops overwhelm whatever malt or other flavors are in this beer. Sadly, this is becoming a trend in American beers. Nice color though. Very disappointing for this style.