Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the brewpub in D-town,, an excellent brew when available. Enough hops to make all the sugar bearable. Great looking ruby with lacy head. Good with the wings!
AgedOak (99) - Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown red tint with a beige moderate head dissipating to a ring around the glass. Lots of carmel and a bit of smoked nuts in the nose. A sugary (brown) sweetness and malty taste strikes the tounge. Finishes with a touch of alcohol. Full bodied and somewhat complex. A very nice dopplebock.
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes of bittersweet chocolate, kinda tastes like one of those funky dark chocolate cookies...full bodied and slightly creamy...delicious
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Downingtown Brewhouse. Aroma is so smokey and delicious with tons of roasted malts. Not bitter by any means with a medium body. Finishes rather wet and long.
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown in color. Not thick like a poert or stout but thinner like a dense bock. Fairly flat in appearance. Nose is malty and peaty with a bit of heat from the alcohol.
Flavor is actually fairly simple. Heavy on the malts. Nice roasted character to it. Some toffee too. Picking out some fruits, particularly overripe cherries. A rather nice burn from the alcohol too. Pleasant and soothing actually. Heavy and full mouthfeel. It would coat the cheeks but the alcohol evaporates nciely and thins it out. Solid beer.
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle; Easy drinkin’, baby. I must say I find it impossible to believe it’s almost 8 percent. Tremendous aroma with many components. Dark brown color, clear, leaving a small light tan head. Somewhat sweet and malty taste. Medium to light in body, leaving a pleasant aftertaste.
penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with couple fingers of off-white head. Smell is of dark malts with a hint of brown sugar. Taste is definitely dark malts with a hint of sweetness in the finish but not much more to speak of. The mouthfeel was nice and balances throughout.
This is a fairly drinkable brew. I gave it a solid four because it is no doubt a nice brew, but I think it lacks complexity and would expect a bit more from a doppelbock from Victory.
Reviewed on: 05-21-2007
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
With very little effort, this could be a great bock. But for now, average! Pours smooth. But it’s AMERICIANIZED!
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Pours a pitch brown with small, dense tan head. Aroma is very nutty with the sweetness of vanilla. First thing that came to mind with the flavor was hot chocolate supported by caramel and more nuts. Good thick mouthfeel, finishing with a little sweet residue left behind.
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark, reddish brown with a medium, off-white head. Aromas of raisins, caramel, and bourbon. Flavors of plums, peach, raisin, and nutty malts. Solid but not great.