NikkTwist (1583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Khyber. Poured a very dark ruby - nice color (make sure you hold it up to a bright light!) Small white head disapeared quickly. Sweet dark fruits balanced with some darker elements. Burned oak wine barrels. Coffee liquor. Tinge of sour and smoke. Not fantastic, but interesting and unusual.
OmegaX (1249) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Oblivion. Nose has some syrupy qualities with some light raisin and maple like notes. Molasses and some other dark fruits. Nice. Pour is brown with a thin white head. Taste is similar to nose with some dark fruits and a bit of bready notes and some light molasses/syrup flavors. Good stuff.
ReggieDunlap (3049) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear ruby/amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty with light fruitiness, rasin, and a bit of nuttiness. Flavor has some wheaty and fruity notes...lightly roasty malts and a mild earthy hoppiness...faint nuttiness. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a fruity/malty finish that warms a bit.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a dark amber with hazy ruby highlights. Barely any head at all is poured. Aroma is big on toasted malt, dark fruits, and a little bit of a spicy kick. Most though when you put your nose up to the glass you get blasted by fruits. Taste is pretty big. Very sweet. I picked up some brown sugar mixed in. But once again the fruit takes the cake. Small amounts of alcohol peak through once in a while. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, small amount of carbonation, and a slightly dry finish. Overall this is a very good Doppelbock. Not the kind of beer I would drink again (Doppelbocks don’t do much for me) but this is a nice big and complex version of the style.
dagimp (714) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best by Dec 2011. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wine glass. Pours a purpleish brown. Not much head and zero lacing. Mild fruity aroma. Mouthfeel is pretty flat and dull. Little carbonation to liven things up. Taste is pretty flat too. Dark fruit, banana, clove, some alcohol and little else. I’m not a big fan of bocks and this didn’t to much for me either.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma, roasted malt,faint hop aroma flora,carmel toffee notes, deep dark reddish hue, taste, the roasted dark malts add a toffee and carmel note, sweet dark bread notes and some dark fruit as well,overall, A good Doppelbock, rich deepness from the roasted malts, adds depth to this brew!
Lightrider (307) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Victory at it best again, one of there best beers. It?s a light brown with carmel color in the light. It has very little head but the aroma is great and only gets better as it warms. Caramel, coffee, and a little hoppy. I always have this one around. It?s a little high in cost per case, but well worth it.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly brown with copper undertone, thin off white head. A sweet nuttiness in the nose, roasted malt background. Medium in body with a somewhat creamy texture. Slightly more hoppy/bitter then expected with an almost coffee like finish.
Hair6a11 (1348) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is dark brown / ruby with a bubbly beige head that retains quite poorly in this dimpled mug. The nose is chestnuts, caramel. and baked breads. The flavor profile , i had to honestly ’warm up’ to. It’s nutty, with sweetness in abundance (caramel, brown sugar); but it was a little bitter and buttery out of the gate. As I alluded to , that improved,and actually dissipated into a nice doppelbock that works fairly well.
Nickls (1824) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Clearer ruby orange-brown with a slightly tan head. Nutty and toasty, lightly sweet with a touch of roast in the aroma. Light smoke in the flavor that comes in alongside the darker fruit and toffee notes with some cherrywood. Medium body with very bubbly carbonation. Pretty nice.