tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, thanks to douglas88. Pours reddish mahogany with whitish head. The aroma is leaves, toast, a little bit of diacetyl, a hint of caramel. The flavor is mild caramel with some burnt-leaves toastiness. There is a mellow earthy hop profile that fades a little toward the finish. There is a touch of garlic to the aftertaste that makes it a little weird, but other than that, not too bad.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a crystal clear deep reddish copper with a large persistent head. Spicy hop aroma with a touch of chocolate and some raisin skin. Malty with a mild sweetness. Roasty with a some dried dark fruit. Dries at the finish. Medium bodied. Not bad.
jkwalking05 (3504) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is of sweet malts, caramel, and nuts. Flavor is heavy in caramel and nuts, with some toffee anda light note of hops
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, toffee, rye, and nuts. Flavor of nuts, toasted malt, caramel, and light cocoa.
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle
**Summary** - Yet another gift from Santa I saved this one for a cold afternoon when it was not possible to get out of the house. It was a decent winter warmer and what one would expect from a dopplebock. I would call it slightly above average overall.
**Aroma / Appearance** - A one finger head surfaced as the walnut colored liquid flowed into my glass. The smell of chestnuts, chocolate, fig, and cherry pulp was an intriguing combination. A bit thin for a dopplebock it lowered my expectations.
**Flavor / Palate** - All was not lost because as soon as I took a sip I discovered a smooth blend of cherry, chocolate, and iced coffee. Somewhere oak sneaks in before a moist coconut finish. I do not think this is one to age unless you like declining beers. If you come across this drink it as soon as possible.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Toffee sweet nose for aroma. Dark amber body with beige head and some lacing. Flavor start out in sweet dopplebock fashion with a strong bitter bite. Bitter subsides and a caramel toffee sweet candy flavor is there. Rather thin brew and a bit too sweet for me.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from blindeyedbetty, my brew babe extraordinaire. Clear coppery amber with a light tan head. Nose is sweet nuts and earth, something smoky and a dash of toffee. Very deep nutty flavors, caramel and a mild hint of chocolate. Wisps of smoke. Somewhere in there , something is off, but I can’t put a finger on it. Really shows in the finish, like a spoiled chestnut. Really nice beige lace. I can’t decide to like or hate this puppy.
daknole (8557) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour. Aroma is very sweet with notes of caramel, sark fruits and spices. Flavor isnt what I expected to be honest. Sweet and malty with a heavy dose of caramel. Not bad, but not what it could of been.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love a good doppelbock, but this wasn’t one. Very disappointed as I don’t think I’ve ever had an ’average’ doppelbock before. ’Enjoyed’ at Squatters in Salt Lake City.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dad. Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, light alcohol, raisins, a sweetness. Taste is lightly malty, raisins, light alcohol, a faint smokieness.