Beaver (1443) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours light ruby brown with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is toasted bready malts with a little fruit.
The flavor is sweet toasted chocolate and caramel nutty malts with some fruit and a little smokiness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice doppelbock. A bit too sweet for me.
rjplumer (645) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel nut aroma with roasted malt. Brownish red body with a minimal head. Smooth roasted malt taste with clean caramel malt base. Warming on the palate. Decent finish that is clean, sweet with a hint of nut. Well done for this style.
Iphonephan (4304) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at Squatters Craft Beers in the SLC airport. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of caramel and leather. Slightly sweet finish.
Strangebrewer (970) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured deep reddish-brown with a thinning tan head. Aroma is slightly burnt with an alcohol note. Medium body, average carbonation, a bit of a syrupy mouthfeel. Taste of roasted malt, sweet caramel with vanilla notes, and a touch of warming alcohol at the end.
monk191 (1272) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A quite nice double bock. Pours a deep Amber with a tan head. Smells of malt and vanilla. Taste is sweet, with a bit of booze, vanilla and a sweet marshmallow finish. Had in the bottle at Zion Pizza and Noodle.
RSRIZZO (1898) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a Stem glass at 40°. Color is a dark clear amber with mellow carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma is sweet with scents of malt and fruit. It has a medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor is sweet with candy sugar and dark fruit then a note of hop spice and bitterness. After taste is a continuation of the sweet with just enough bitterness to leave it with a slightly dry feel. Overall it’s a good Doppelbock, easy enough to drink and not too sweet.
BucannonXC5 (1062) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Pilsner glass
From: Utah State Liquor Store #06 in Logan, Utah
Purchased: May 2, 2015
Consumed: May 12, 2015
Misc.: Enjoy by Aug. 23, 2015
Poured a reddish, brown, amber semi-clear color with four fingers of khaki tan, frothy head that immediately started dissipating. Minimal wet lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled booziness right up front, followed by caramel, plum, roasty malts, honey nuts, toffee and dark red apple. (Smell - 3.88)
Taste was slightly better than the nose, coming in with rich, creamy, roasty malts, caramel, roasty nuts, plum and very light chocolate. The 8 percent ABV is hidden. (Taste - 4.25)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Smooth finish. (Feel - 4.25)
This beer really grew on me. Maybe I just enjoy the style, but I was really digging it. Wish I had more than one. (Overall - 4.13)
4.13 92 A-
drsordr (1485) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from shop in Springdale UT pour dark copper with minimal tan head. Nose burnt caramel, slight earthy, and an underlying hint of charred meat. Taste caramel malt, sweeter character, hint of molasses and butterscotch later. Some lingering aftertaste.
coslor (5) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper color, crystal clear with a big rocky tan head. Smells of rich malty sweetness and toasty melanoidins. Taste leads with sweet malt, moves to a subtle fruitiness, and finishes with nice toast note. Alcohol is dangerously subtle. Very tasty and drinkable.
ttoadee (927) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear bronze pour, creamy tan head. Nose is malt and malt. More sweet than bitter. Middle is tongue coating toffee and dark bread with dark roasted malt drizzle. Finish has a hint of warmth and leaves bittersweet.