Hair6a11 (1255) - 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 (1748) - 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.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mahogany with close to no beige head. Aromas of caramel, roasted nut, smoke, bread. Flavors of caramel, roasted nut, smoke, bread. Slightly sweet finish. Medium full body with soft mouthfeel and low carbonation.
MadIndian (2277) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rosted malt and honey aroma. A strong presence of sweet brown sugar, roasted malts and hop in the taste. A good warm and dry finish. I liked it.
OldGrowth (2416) - North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Tylers Apex, sometime in Feb 2011. good aroma, sweet, chocolate, yeasty bready. Clean brownish orange color, good head, but not much lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish that fades. Tasty beer, really enjoying dopples.....
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. pours translucent reddish brown with just a ring of white head. Smell of roasted caramel malt, toffee and some dark fruits are most notable. Very smooth roasted caramel, some molasses, and cearal. Mouthfeel is meduim and the finish is roasty bitterness but not very long and dry but smooth.
Leafs93 (1574) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear ruby amber hue with small brown head. This beer looks great. Aroma was caramel and roasted nuts. Taste was sweet with some coffeeish bitters on the finish. The mouthfeel was thicker then expected.
joebudzjoe (663) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford, CT. This is a really nice blended Doppelbock with a smooth, creamy finish with notes of wood, cherry and leather. The ABV is masked well, as the body is medium.
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with a medium head. Aroma of malts, some candied fruit. Flavor was sweet, with a weird sort of aftertaste, kind of sugary.
AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured into a mug. A somewhat clear amber in color. Medium carbonation. Sweet malt in the nose, lots of malt in the taste. A very light hop in the finish. Body is much thinner then the German varieties. A good beer by a American brewery however, not as superior as the true German brews of the style. You do not taste the alcohol as it states that it is 7.9% ABV.