gallac30 (29) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted sweet honey hops. Pour is dark with a beige head. Taste is very roasty with a sweet undertaste and the presence of flowery hops. The carbonation is not too overwhelming which leaves room for the taste. Finishes very smooth.
delirium11 (28) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Amber caramel color with a sweet malty start that finishes with a lingering bitterness.
tminella (27) - Columbia, SC, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear red-amber with a thin tan head that fades quickly. Lots of bubbles. Aroma is of bread and cinnamon. Very inviting. Taste is sweet and alcoholic. Some bread notes. After the incredible aroma, I’m a bit disappointed by the watery flavor of this beer. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, lasting, and smooth. Decent.
jordanartuso (26) - lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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SuperWhite92 (22) - , Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark but transparent brown- obviously not bottle conditioned. Good carbonation with an off-white head that fades quickly. Smells sweet, maybe a little bready or something along those lines. Smell is also a little smokey perhaps? Taste is superb. Plenty of malts, plenty of substance, hints of smoke, some fruitiness, and a well balanced spice note. Mouthfeel is thick, exactly what I want and surpassing my expectations for the style. Very impressed with this offering- Victory does a great set of brews and this is one of my favorites. Too bad they refuse to distribute it here...
billlmiky (20) - , New York, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from a bottle. kinda malty and defintely got a sweet, caramelly flavor too.
alehead (17) - womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
friend of mine brought me in a bottle of this stuff last night at work...thanks brad.
this is definately a smooth and tasty dopplebock for 8.5%. barely noticeable alcohol. very drinkable, not too sweet (for a change) just right. wish i could keep this around all the time...but i guess i gotta wait till next spring. oh well...it’ll be worth it!!
jakentbc (15) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of the best doppelbocks in this country....superb malty aroma and flavor...they did this one right
SandyTom (9) - USA - AUG 25, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle left over from last winter. toasty carmel, autumn leave aroma. poured thin with no head. dark amber with a slight haze to it. a nice light sweet taste with a easy thin drinkability for a doublebock. def get it again when it comes out. love the dobblebocks
WBC (8) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2005 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
More enjoyable & approachable than the first doppelbock I tried this evening. Good appearance and a nose that was not alcohol driven, but this full-bodied lager is clearly equipped to make you stumble if you push your luck. I thought it was pretty well balanced, considering the malty backbone was tempered by a decent amount of acidity that was refreshing for this style of beer.