GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First, thanks to my brother who brought this back for me on his trip out to the mid-West. Pretty tough to come by any beers made in Utah. This dopplebock pours out a beautfiul mahogany brown body with a smaller 1/2" off white head. Aroma is mostly light roasted malts and some alcohol...maybe a little sweetness. Flavor is the star of this show. Tobacco, light smoke, some roasted bitterness which off-sets the medium-high sweetness. Very earthy about mid-palate. Bitterness is very soft on the finish and the sweetness lingers a little bit. Not the greatest, but really nice.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brown color with a thin beige head. Boiled vegetables are noticed in the aroma along some malt and caramel. Interesting flavor of malt and caramel, the boiled vegetables are also there, but less powerfull than in the aroma. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Interesting, but not devastating.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured clear brown with a one fingered head that dissipates quickly. The aroma was malty/grainy with no hops. Flavor was malty and sweet with no hops, very to style. Palate is average with carb to style. Overall a typical bock beer nothing great or special.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ BBF: Pours an amber color with white head. The nose is rich and full with lots of raisins, fig and cherry along with a gamut of dark caramels and light dried fruits. The flavor is balanced though with an earthy dry body and a light twang of hops in the tail. Nice doppelbock, unassuming from Utah!
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a fairly clear orange/amber color with smallish tan head. Aroma is somewhat floral, with rose water and honey up front, fair amount of light caramel and toasted malts, hints of mint, lemon zest, and tobacco. Flavor is malty, dry, with caramel and faint oak, lemon, earthy notes. Finish is just towards the sweet side of balanced. Overall this is pretty decent - not amazing, but not bad.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Joe at Hangar 24. Rating #86. Dark amber with a white head. Very toasty,malty and a little sweet. Flavor was full of grains, slightly sweet, pretty good dopplebock. )
DialSquare (3111) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. deep amber pour with a sturdy looking small tan head that leaves a ring. nutty aroma with toffee and a hint of smoke. moderately sweet taste follows suit with a rye quality to it. finishes up with light hoppy bitterness.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ BBF - Deep born with amber highlights and a small frothy off white dose of foam. Nose of sweet candied fruits and simple spices. Medium bodied and quite tame on the palate. But enough going on to keep it interesting.
Braudog (5948) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Squatter’s in SLC airport. Nice pour. Mahogany brown with a tight head. The aroma is full of rich malt. Indeed this drinks with a full-up caramel kick, strong and rich, particularly for a Utah brew. Good! (#3623, 8/31/2009)
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, dark fruit, brown sugar and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, earthiness and a hint of dark fruit with a smooth lingering malty finish.