commonmac (1370) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2017 ALittleYeast (5) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
minimal head that dies quickly with little lacing. A nice brown appearance: sweet though not overly so, malty and full bodied. Good taste, though i expected a little more.
Tap at Hopcat with commonshawn and samadouche in a 10oz pour. No real head but the deeper amber/ruby color is impressive. Nose has caramel and dark fruit with an almost rum fruitcake element. Taste has similar elements to what the aroma brought to mind. Alcohol presence is felt and assertive. Caramel cookie like malty notes but the finish is more traditional doppelbock. Some mild Belgian qualities. Not one you would have multiple glasses of unless you're attempting to finish your night quickly. Decent but not one I'll seek out again. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Toast biscuit and caramel do dominate, just as the descristion says. Pretty warming, medium bodied, a touch of dried fruit. Perhaps a tad too warming, but nice overall. Wombata (627) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma: Big sweet malt, fig, bread.
Flavor: Sweet malt, fig, bread, that transitions into milk chocolate, mild bitterness.
Comment: Unique flavor. Big without being overly heavy. tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
Vai trade with Crajun. Nice aroma of bread, ripe fruit, toffee, vanilla. The appearance is deep red, off-white head. The flavor is sweet ripe fruit, bread dough, toffee. Medium in body. The finish is sweet, pine needles, citrus, vanilla. The oak is not obvious. Very nice beer. What a dopplebock should be. jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle: Dark copper in color with a little more than a finger of creamy beige head. Very inviting aroma… vanilla, oak, caramel, and bananas. I love it! The flavor is rich and sweet, very dessert like. Coconut, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, and caramel. Very light oak, but its there as it warms. A faint pitted fruit presence. Decadent. This is a supreme dessert beer. Brings back memories of Wii golf at the Forrester with Jordan and Wade… that was the Baltic Porter, but much of the same flavor profile here. At $9/bomber I nearly skipped this over… glad I gave in and tried it. A great experience! I can chalk this up as one of the best beers I’ve had in 3-4 years. Wow.
DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Barrel to Bottle in Vacaville, CA. Pours a dark amber color. An malt lovers dream. Lots of vanilla and caramel flavor with a hint of oak. Just like the description says. Could have used a little more carbonation, but still a good beer. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Reviewed from notes
The appearance has an amber/brown body with a one finger off white/tan head that dies at a moderate pace to a film coating the top of the body. There is some clearness around the edges of the body.
The smell : holy candied fruits - mainly figs, but sweetly combined in a woody (perhaps a more oaky sense).
The taste is extremely sweet through candied fruits, sugary aftertaste, plain sweet yet somewhat dry finish.
The palate is about a medium, slightly sessionable (interesting as I’m reading the ABV is supposed to 10....hmmm?). Carbonation seems to be spot on.
Overall, this is a dessert beer of a doppelbock, interesting take on the style, pretty sure I’d have it again and hopefully a bit fresher next time as I’m unsure if the alcohol possibly died in this a bit as it really doesn’t feel anywhere close to 10%. chuckstout (336) - Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Nice vanilla oak aromas with some caramel and biscuit. Pours a nice copper with nice creamy head. Nice taste of tannins creamy full bodied smooth with some sweetness and balanced bitterness and tannic levels. Nice hidden 10% tasty stuff not what I envisioned for a Dopplebock but good raphael (1303) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2014
A doppelbock with an edge—but not from hops, It’s rich & yummy with toffee, peaches, oak & alcohol (ala sherry). Aroma a layering of similar sweetness with toffee & plum, plus alcohol & woodsmoke. Not cloying or heavy in the mouth, sweet alcohol finish. Reddish amber clarity with modest tan head,
furthur (1255) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Growler pour. Skiff of head disappears immediately, leaving beer the color of dark cider. Aromas of spice (rosewood), ripe sweet apple, plum, caramel. Flavors of ripe apple, oak, raisins, bourbon, faint bitter finish. A bit sweet over all, but this beer reminds me a lot of shiraz. Palate is smooth, tiny sharp bubbles a nice counterpoint to the viscosity. This beer is every bit as good as I remember it was from the bottle I didn’t rate. Wish they’d make this regularly, but it might be a one off.