trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pours vibrant reddish orange, small head. Looks like a barley wine. Sweet, overripe fruits on the nose, with some booze and caramel behind. This definitely tastes like a barley wine as well – a bit syrupy, with malts at the forefront and balanced by booze. Tasty. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pours a nice amber with minimal head, has some bready notes and a sweet caramel. Kinda becomes to much as you drink it.
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Deep amber-red-brown. Very fruity, sweet malt with some syrup and caramel overtones. Flavor starts with refined Munich-type malts, but fades quickly to a semi-sharp, sweet, woody syrup/honey. Finishes drier than I would have anticipated, with some lingering honey/molasses. Good medium road palate for a doppelbock, just too sweet. Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Well made, tasty Doppelbock. Deep, opaque amber- looks like whiskey as it has very little head. Caramel and almond nose. Medium bodied with pleasant, sweet malty flavors on the mid palate. The finish is a little off, but nothing offensive. The birch is present, but should be more out in front if it is a Birch bock. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2012
22 ounce bomber thanks to Kevin. A large malty beer, slightly spicy, sugar, notes of wood. Surprisingly dry for how big of a beer this is. Nice beer.
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Sampled on 4/28/2012. This Dopplebock pours a medium copper red color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized off- white foamy head, with decent retention. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, with birch and a touch of maple. A medium bodied dopplebock. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The birch is more in the aroma than the flavor but its there. The hops are herbal and earthy. Mild carbonation. A touch sweet, but that should be expected in a dopplebock. Nice balance. Very smooth. Nice residual sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Brown pour, light brown head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy, toffee, molasses. Flavor is sweet, sticky, raw sugar, just too sweet. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22oz bottle-pours yellow/copper with an offwhite head. Aroma is birch, light/medium malt. Taste follows. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Thanks to the kind soul that was pouring this around Saint Somewhere. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Nose is dark malt, dates, syrup, and molasses with hints of chocolate. Flavor is similar with prominent birch syrup and molasses amongst the chocolate and date-esque fruit flavors. Interesting take on the doppelbock, and the syrup makes a nice addition to this medium-bodied bock. BillKismet (4137) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Viscous amber, profusely carbonated, but a flat head. Interesting body. The nose exudes a malty spicyness with perhaps a bit of birch to it. The birch component soon expands as with aeration, serving to complement the malt with a spicy piquant quality. The body is malty, a slap of band-aid on the palate, phenolics, some cough syrup, a splash of bracing birch that at once freshens the palate. Spicy gumdrop finish.