StefanSD (1929) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Jesterdeal. Older bottling. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a minimal off-white head that quickly dissipates to fine ring. The aroma is quite pungent with rich malts, caramel, toffee and some molasses. The flavor mirrors the aroma, lots of complex toffee, caramel, molasses, raisins and dark roasted grains. The palate is full and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering toffee. Overall: one of the best dopplebocks I have ever sampled. Good stuff, highly recommended for lovers of this style.
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange with small off white head. Aroma brown sugar, bread, candied fruits. Medium full body, strong warm alcohol presence. Flavors of molasses, caramel, citrus, dark dried fruits. Pretty sweet. Some good flavors here but I thought with this one the alcohol was not well hidden and interfered too much.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff!
A: This beer appears a burnt orange hue, perhaps slightly dark brown. The head stands in at an eighth inch and leaves some good lacing in its wake.
S: The aroma is pleasant and consists of lager malt, caramels, brown sugar, and toffee.
T: A delicious bock beer. Well balanced and full of flavor, this one is not too sweet or hot. Delectable toffees and sweet breads, along with caramels in soaked in alcohol.
M: Surprisingly smooth and creamy, it seems as though a few years of aging has worked some magic on this beer, though I have no point of reference.
D: Very tasty. I easily consumed my half of the 750 mL bottle. Would definitely drink again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-01-2011
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, quite old. Poured crystal-clear, deep coppery-amber with a dusting of smoked tan head.. nice color to it. The aroma picked up warm, aged molasses, caramel, chewy dark bread, and a hint of chocolate.. alcohol amplified, and did nothing but help enhance the goodness. The flavor found similar stuff.. aged molasses, maple, and rye bread at the core, with peppery alcohol and warm, slightly jammy dark fruits around.. a little acidity helped guide the deliciousness through the finish. Heavier-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. felt great.. loved it!
Brewbie (433) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one has been sitting in my cellar for a few years. Dark amber pour, thin lasting brown head. Very nice big aroma of molasses and brown sugar. Smooth drinking, no hint of alcohol or boozy taste. Sweet. Make a nice after dinner sipper. Very malty, taste of dark fruit and molases. I’m going to get a fresh one to compare but really enjoyed this one with a little age.
can8ianben (1278) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t remember much about this one, other than thinking it was a bit weird that we had to pay an extra 50 cents to taste it during a tasting of beers on tap at the brewery/vineyard. My guess is that it was higher in alcohol? Seems like commonplace these days... Most of their beer was pretty forgettable.
pete4999 (938) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, as pictured, purchased a few months ago. Poured a pretty deep mahogany brown, though not opaque. A good dark fruity sweetness to it without the spicy notes of a tripel/quad. Really easy to drink for the style, didn’t feel the alcohol content either.
Voodoo (229) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark, dark amber with near zero head. Slightly oily taste of overly sweet licorice, raisins and plum with low carbing. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and grainy. For my taste if the SG was dropped a bit at the end to ease the sweetness and dry it out just a tad it would improve the overall flavor.
drowland (5715) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/5/12. 750mL bottle via cbfobes! Nice ruby pour with an okay khaki pour. Sweet aroma with a bit of anise, dark fruits, and a bit of tart licorice. Sweet flavor with more sweet licorice and a bit of tartness... oddly reminds me of a Jager bomb... hmmm...
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Half Time. Pours dark ruddy amber with a few beige bubbles for head. Huge dark fruit aroma. Plums (prunes) and raisins. Med + body. Flavor is prune/date/raisin with a lot of darker roast malt. Doppelbock it is. Sweetish. But there’s enough fruit here to stand in for hop. Beer this good doesn’t need to be very bitter.