Brownlabel (4) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark but with little or no head. Quite sweet tasting but not overpoweringly so. I've had both good and bad beers from this brewery but this was one of my favorites. Don't know if it's a seasonal or a regular beer but it's definitely a solid addition to the Wagner valley product line.
Barreras (849) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a brown caramel color with a sweet aroma. The caramel is distinct in the taste, almost too powerful. It overpowers the malt and chocolate from this beer. This beer is good as a dessert beer due to its sweetness. I couldn’t drink this everyday but it has some complex flavors.
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - 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: It’s 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. It’s very malty with bitter edges. The body is actually rather full with lively carbonation.
j12601 (6585) - 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 (5329) - 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 (132) - 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 (539) - 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 (1096) - 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 (3751) - 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.