Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is very sugary, along with a little bit of butter, wheat and citrus notes. Not sure why, but the aroma reminds me quite a bit of circus peanuts. The flavor is wheat, grain, bubblegum, more circus peanuts, alcohol and some citrus - lemons and oranges. The flavor is very sugary and boozy, so maybe this would benefit from some aging. Medium mouthfeel and a very high, prickly carbonation.
The beer is not bad, but for the $20 price tag and all of the hype surrounding it, I was very disappointed. Overall, the beer is a boozy, sweet mess with a lot of different flavors and aromas that donít meld well together. I expected more from two world-class breweries. Glad I got to try it, but at an extremely high price point, I will not try it again.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thin off white head. Smells of figs, prunes, some dark roasty malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, cognac, touches of figs and raisins. Enjoyable.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
All aboard the hype train! Iím glad I got to try this without having to fork over the 20 bucks to do so. Clear amber colored pour with a fluffy white head and drippy lace. Aroma is nutty with hints of yeast and grains. Dry body and mouth-feel. Weird nutty and yeast flavor that just did not mesh well for me. Finish is bone dry
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly clear burnt orange with a thick, fluffy white head that lasts ages. Aroma of caramel, sauteed apples, pears, toffee, potpourri, champagne, and a slight bit of grass and pepper. Aside from the potpourri, it smells quite nice, and strong on the nose. Flavor of toffee, pears, green apples, hay/grass, slight caramel, and definitely more rose champagne notes. Finishes, with tangy fruit, a bit of dryness from the hops, grass, and earth. Medium to full bodied, high carbonation, fluffy creamy mouthfeel, and definitely a bit of an acidic bite to it. Very good! The fruit qualities can be strange, but itís complex and unique thatís for sure.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with a soft white head. Sweet pineapple on the nose, but not a whole lot else going on. Very smooth, the carbonation here is wonderful, giving this a great mouthfeel. Unfortunately the flavors are rather boring. A bit of wheat, fruit, and some toast. Just overall very dull. A light bit of alcohol on the finish. Disappointing.
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop notes of straw, nutty and herbs, light dough for the yeast, with cardboard and candy sugar in the background. Head is large, starts fizzy turning rocky, slightly off-white with thick but slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then the long finish is bittersweet and lightly acidic. Palate is medium, oily with a fizzy carbonation and finishes a little sticky. An okay beer, but a Dopplebock? Really? Itís missing a few things for the style if thatís the case. And $20 for a 750 ml? No thanks. Donít waste your money.
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High fluffy and lasting white head. Clear amber golden warm body with a lot of bubbles. Aroma of alcohol, barley malt, a touch of lemon. Bitter sweet lemon peach flavor with a champagne like body. Heavily carbonated. Long sweet aftertaste. Alcohol very well hidden in the flavor.
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a light amber with a medium white head that dissipates quickly. The aromas are bread, light cinnamon. The mouthfeel is sticky slightly and sweet with a medium body. The .bottle is really cool but I donít know that is classify this as a dopplebock. It has Little too much carbonation for a dopplebock. It was an interesting beer.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a very interesting looking clear, pure amber with a slight off-white soapy, fizzy head. Aroma has a touch of honey, malty with bright fruit and a hint of pepper and alcohol spice. Flavor has a light but rich maltiness, lightly burnt caramel, nice bright fruit notes, pepper notes and sweet. Mouth feel has a medium body and a champagne like mouth fell, very lively carbonation. Overall, a very tasty, enjoyable brew! Good Shit!
hero12 (180) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a big white head. Nose of molasseses and grapefruit. Taste is very bland and a little bitter, and it is way too sweet. Carbonation is not noticeable, very light bodied. I donít know if this isnít a style I like, but I didnít enjoy this beer.