bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Poured from a growler. Color is dark brown with a slight reddish hue and a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweet and chocolatey with some very light roasted character through the middle and a touch of alcohol on the finish. Palate is light/medium bodied with just the slightest stickiness in the mouthfeel. Nice lacing down the glass. I’m not very familiar with this style but it seems similar to a Schwarzbier but with more emphasis on the sweet and chocolate flavors and less on the roasted and coffee flavors. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Draft at Anaheim location. Clear reddish pour, small off-white head. Sweet malt, spoiled fruit, caramel, and SWEET! I did not enjoy this at all, terrible beer. Sledutah (7831) - Utah, USA - NOV 1, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Orange brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Appearance: Clear mahogany with a medium sized off-white head and a good amount of lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Toasted malts, caramel and nutty
Taste: Malty, caramel with a bitter sweet finish and some hot alcohols
Ok, not bad.
A: The pour is a dark brown/cola color with a thin off-white head.
S: A very heavy roast to the nose, unusual for a doppelbock. Mildly acidic with some dark fruit notes of cherries and prunes. A less pronounced sweetness than you would expect with dark chocolate and molasses.
T: The beer starts out with a cola sweetness and some hints of cherries and plums. Very roasty and much more bitter than I’ve ever experienced in a doppelbock. Some alcohol notes on the finish, which is harsh overall.
M: The body is medium with a smooth carbonation. Unfortunately, the finish is sort of ruined by the alcohol presence.
D: I was looking forward to this out of all the fall seasonals, but must say I was let down. This was more of a German Porter than a doppelbock, anyway. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Orange. Pours with a clear amber brown body with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, bready, grainy, raisins and molasses. Flavors are bitter, raisins, caramel, toffee, fruit and leather. Light carbonation.
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2010
On tap at Orange brewpub. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, bready malts, and some dark fruit. Flavors of dark fruits, dark bready malts, caramel, and some toffee. Pretty solid dopplebock and by far the best beer on tap bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Draft. Bronze beer with a whitish head. Caramel and light roast aroma. Caramel and light mineral flavor. Medium body. Caramel lingers with some light chocolate and toffee. iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub. Menu lists this at 7.8%. Clear deep red with a one finger creamy beige head, slowly fading to a thick film. Toast dominates, scorched caramel and light dry chocolate and nuts behind. Flavor is pretty caramelly and toasty nutty. Dry chocolate finish with some ETOH. Bitterness peaked at a 2-3 and was earthy. Moderate prickly carbonation with a full body. One of the drier doppels I’ve had, thankfully, and not too bad at all. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 12, 2009
On tap at Anaheim. Pours a deep copper with some golden notes and a medium creamy off white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of toffee, light molasses, nuts and toasted malt. Flavor of toasted malt, sweet caramel notes, nuts, light citrus and a touch of warming alcohol. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2007
OC tour, tap at Orange brewpub (Annihilator Doppelbock): Deep purple hue with small lasting head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of plum, grape, fig, caramel, toffee, walnut and herbal hop. The taste is very fruity and malty. A nice spicy tone throughout and a hint of molasses twang. The mouth feel is rich and lush, warming. Really nice bock, I dig it.