solidfunk (2594) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with ok head and lacing. A little coffee on nose with some of that characteristic doppelbock aroma of sweetened, toffee-like malt. Palate is pretty light here though, and aftertaste only leave a little bitterness and sweetness. Needs more of almost everything. Bottle.
generallee08 (64) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. The label has no freshness date or abv%.
Appearance: Looking into the glass I am presented with a deep garnet red brew with good clarity and a tall off white to light tan head. This head slowly fades out leaving some spotty lacing at the top of the glass.
Smell: There is a big rich malty character coming out of the glass. In it I get candy sweet notes like a grape sucker or grape soda. This is backed up with a big bready sweet maltiness
Taste/Palate: The big malty sweetness from the aroma hits the tongue with candy like grape notes inside of a somewhat modest medium to full bodied bready sweetness. In the back ground there are some very subdued hop notes that offer a touch of herbal leafy spice with almost no bitterness. The palate is very smooth and lightly carbonated. Its sweetness sticks on the palate a bit but not in a heavy or to cloying a way.
Notes: Itís not the most complex Doppelbock but there is something about its basic character that I like and find enjoyable to drink.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is flavorful enough, although the nose is weak. Itís very malty with bitter edges. The body is actually rather full with lively carbonation.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Malt, toast, sweet plums. Malty sweet, caramel and more plum, toast. Long sweetness into the finish, malty, toffee, plum and toast.
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dark fig colored pour. Aromas of dark fruits, raisins, light cloviness. Sweet flavored, raisins, toffee richness. Nice full mouthfeel. Decent dopplebock
WanderinCelt87 (61) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love dopple bocks. This is one my favorites. Its got a nice sweetness and malt presence. Cant wait to try it in bottle
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange with small off white head. Aroma dark sugars, caramel, bread. Medium body with a bit of alcohol. Flavor is sweet mostly with dark bread, dates, caramel. Not bad but wanted to enjoy it more than I did.
BoostIPA (971) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Danish style tick. Aromas of toffee, malt. Taste is very malt forward, with little to no hop presence. Thick mouthfeel. Average.
IrishBoy (3688) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from TheEpeeist into the Aventinus glass he sent. Nose is toffee, some light chocolate notes, and sweetness. Lightly hazy cherry amber with a medium, very long lasting, heavy lacing head. Flavor is lightly sweet, pruney raisins, and toffee. Finishes lightly sweet.
can8ianben (1278) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I donít remember much about this one. Had on tap at the brewery/vineyard. Most of their beer was pretty forgettable.