shrubber85 (9274) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Raisin, caramel and bready malt aroma. Brown with small head. Sweet raisin bread malt and and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Body on the lighter side.
DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Kind of a mix of charred bread and charred meat, it smells of grain and fire
Appearance: Deep brown almost red with very red tinges when held to light.
Taste: Sweet yet savory slightly smokey with heavy notes of coffee and chocolate. Floral yet not hoppy floral more like orange flower watter or just Orange Juice if you have not had that, springy and sharp aftertaste.
Palate: Slightly thick but all in all average
Overall: Unique, the smokey hardy sweetness says "pair me with BBQ" and I agree. Still all in all nice balance and yeah I would buy this again.
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy, medium brown with a thin tan head.
Caramel and cola aroma.
Cola nut, chocolate, brown sugar, tastes...
Fudge, toffee, baked muffins....malty.
Ernest (6834) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, molasses), with a note of brown sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Well, obviously zero effort went into this...it just smells like sugar water, like Coke more or less. Syrupy sweet in the mouth, again like soda (with alcohol added). Might as well be put in the American Dark category, ’cause it’s a long, long way from an actual German Doppelbock.
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle into glass, pours clear dark red, taste is coffe, light cream, some weird aftertaste, I cant figure out, decent overall I guess, not a fan of this style
3fourths (8697) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A yeasty dark strong lager with noticeably unclean fermentation: metal, mold, higher alcohols, dark caramel malt, cola, plum and apple hooch, vegetables / canned corn / DMS. Solvent and oily alcohol on the palate. Sweet and chalky with a limp, watery body. Shamefully bad!
alobar (3159) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown color with an aroma of dark fruit, toffee, and bread. Dark fruit sweet flavor with toffee and bread. Light body and slightly weak flavor as a result. Good beer nonetheless.
onceblind (5884) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with a foamy off-beige head. The aroma is sweet and dark with chewy doughiness and toast. The flavor is just as bready and toast, with a lager-biscuitiness, dark sweet grain malts, and toasted muffin.
AirForceHops (4802) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Born on date of 4/13/2013. Dark copper color with fast vanishing white head. Aroma is malts, dark fruits, syrupy chocolate, and a touch of earth. Mouth feel is on the lighter side (very thin) Soft steady carbonation. Flavors are good yet not as good as the true German Dopplebocks. Still all in all, very drinkable and true to the style.
MikeJslc (769) - USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper, clear, beige head. Aroma of bready Munich malt, a little toffee sweetness, a little malt-driven dark fruit aroma. Flavor: bread crusts, toffee, toasty notes, some brown sugar, moderate bitterness.