madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
7th November 2012mcberko (19809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
Light haze on this amber - brown beer. Tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate with a crispy trailing edge. Smooth and creamy malt that is also sweetish. Floral sweetness, especially on the back end. Mild minerals. Finishes semi dry with a whisper of bubblegum. Aftertaste is of malty milk and a trace of marmite. Hangs together quite well.
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy dark amber / brown with a small beige head. Aroma of maple syrup, lager yeast and bready malts. Flavour of syrup, caramel / bready malts and nuts. Full-bodied and well-balanced. Not too sweet. Very enjoyable. bhensonb (15965) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
Birch syrup? Have you ever had that on pancakes? WTF? Anyway this is rating a bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours brilliant clear darkish ruddy copper with a slight beige smear of bubbles. Aroma is sort of woodsy - or moth balls. Or moderate cola. Full bodied, a bit sticky. Flavor? Sweet. But malt? Hop? If my neighbors birch trees hadn’t died I’d go get a piece of bark to suck on for comparison. The flavor is not distressing, but it is so uncommon. Dare one say unique? One does. I’m not even sure this is woody. Well, ranting done, it’s actually enjoyable for an evening with a book. There is a moderately offsetting bitter in the finish - but it’s very far from dry. Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, bread and light metallic notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, brown sugar and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering brown sugar finish. Tmoney99 (15118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy balanced malt aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Good balanced sweet malt flavor with a moderate to heavy smooth balanced finish of moderate to long duration. Solid doppelbock.
Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. This beer pours a dark reddish-amber color with a medium light tan head that diminishes slowly to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of peaty malt and hops. Medium to full body with a slightly syrupy feel and flavors of sweet malt, woody hops and molasses. The finish is rich and sweet with a lingering malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall. crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
A bock that has diabetes. Super sweet, way out of the bounds in terms of sweetness of a doppelbock. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy and bubbly light tan to off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet birch and dates, plum and fig fruity ester notes, light caramel and nutty malts with some toast character and herbal hops near the end. Flavor is upfront fruity esters and birch syrup with good supporting malt, light bitterness to pull your thoughts away from the sweetness just for a minute, then a sweet finish with some alcohol drying. Full body and medium-light carbonation. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, dates, and figs. Flavor of caramel, birch syrup, toffee, brown sugar, and raisins. slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a nice beer, sweetened with birch syrup ala perserverance ale (and life and limb). without the honey that was also present in perserverance, this beer is not AS sweet, though still leaning that way as a malt-heavy style with syrup added. but it’s not overdone, and you get the sense that under the syrup addition, which was quite nice in the nose and flavor, that this would make a damn fine doppelbock on it’s own. well done - a nice treat."