jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this beer is an homage to the Optimator, It’s good but not quite as tasty as the original. Good dark flavors of roast and chocolate nice texture perhaps a little crisper than the Spaten , but overall a nice beer.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark amber to near brown with generous tan head.
Nose is somewhat faint, malty.
On the palate this dopplebock comes across as a "dopplebock light". Unlike most Utah beers, this one is not within the 3.2% limit, but they seemed to have matched the lack of flavor profile that is so common in Utah beers.
Malt is lighter, faint caramel, some berry syrup flavors, maple, and a short finish.
Body is surprisingly light.
Not a good example of this style.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/18/09 From the bottle. Aroma is very rich, with heavy roast, dark fruit, and lots of molasses. Appearance is dark reddish copper with a medium maintained cream colored head and lingering legs. Flavor is Less complex, with roast malt dominatning with the slightest bit of sour astringency. bittering is low and blends with the roast notes. Alcohol are nearly absent besides a slight fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a medium-high carb feel. Overall, I was expecting a touch more flavor judging from the aroma, but still liked the large brew, need more like it from Utah.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with some floaters and a 2 finger dense beige head that leaves splotchy lacing. The nose is roasted caramel malt and earthy hops. The taste is burnt caramel, molasses and pine hops in the finish with some warming from the 8% ABV. Medium creamy mouth feel. Decent dobblebock.
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle – Trade – Douglas88
Aroma: Nice dark roasted malt aroma with some spices. Light with hops.
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Roasty with a light Carmel flavor. This also had a nice malt base with hops.
Palate: Dry finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Very nice Bock , with a great flavor and finish. They know how to brew at Wasatch.
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this in the Salt Lake City Airport. Roasted caramel in the aroma, sweet in the taste with some grains and caramel, some fruit too. Smooth and just as good as the Sam Adams variety of this.
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy Dougla88. Pours a dark red with a thin white head. Light caramel malt, roasted grain aroma. Smooth sweet malty body with roasted grain, dark fruit and caramel malt in the taste with a hint of euro hops. Smooth and easy drinking.
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent head, doesn’t last very long. Amber color. Smells is sweet malt, caramel. Low carbonation.Like Mcox90 said "Taste is sweet malt with caramel and a touch of chocolate." Nice brew with good abv. One of the better, easy to find beers in Utah.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a modest, off-white head.
Aroma: Bready malt, dry dead leaves.
Taste: Bready and caramel malts, fruitiness. Ends with typical bitterness from the style.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, almost thick.
Overall: Not a bad "double bock." I like it a little more complex than this, but definitely drinkable.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not an great beer. I had hope for this when I got it off the shelf. Hope was lost. Not much to the aroma. Clear brown color goes with the watery taste I got