beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby red with a beautiful creamy head. The head is dense and doesn’t diminish. Smells a bit rich and malty, booze, sweet and yet tart cherries. Chocolate is predominately upfront and is the first notable flavor. This is followed by some sweet and tart cherries. Hops are barely noticeable, but the finish is a bit dry. Thick rich chewy malts, chocolate, and a light tart cherry are the most notable flavors.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an absolutely beautiful, red, almost crimson, especially the bottom matches the deep crimson of the bottle. The carbonation is pretty fizzy, but pleasantly so, sparkling and sharp. The taste is really too complex to discern, but raisins and chocolate stand out.
Ernesto987 (4549) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 very well made doublebock, great malt profile, excellent finish, recommended
Jow (2669) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought myself a pint on draft at Stags Head. pours dark reddish brown. taste is smooth and boozy with some cherries, honey, cereal, brown sugar. nice end to night
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours on the lighter side of the Doppelbock spectrum... clear medium brown with yellowish-beige small head that visits briefly and then goes back home. Nose of dark caramel, burnt sugar, very subtle chocolate hints. Tastes similar, with added grain. Nothing special here. Didn’t really feel like finishing, but maybe that was because my neighbor brought over some better beers to try.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not my fav style to be sure, way too malty sweetness. the first few sips are ok, but a tough one to finish when it gets a little warm. strips the mouth a little, the taste is again, malts, and some wheat or grass lagerness. not terrible but wont be doing it again. One of Michael Jacksons 500 classic brews.
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear deep red with a thin tan head. Scent is caramel malts and molasses. Taste is malty sweet the hoppy with a dry finish.
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this poured out of the bottle into a wine glass (don’t judge me). It poured a dark amber with little white head. It had a sweet malt flavor with a bit of the alcohol showing. Slightly toasty nut. Not bad, not great.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a ruby hue, small light tan head that dissipates quickly. Strong malt, sugar and alcohol aroma, typical for the style. Sweet flavor, mostly malt but some dark fruit (dates) and warming from the alcohol. Medium full bodied, sticky sweet. A very good dopplebock.
hombrepalo (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Ruddish brown color with a thick small bubble head. a sweet, spicy malt aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet toffee taste with a long sweet aftertaste. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Not one that is big on sweet beers but this was good if not very memorable.