esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2009
On tap at Ale Asylum. Copper with a thin tan quickly fading crown that leaves some layered lace. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, alcohol and nuts. Taste of toffee, caramel, mild dark fruits and some toasted malt. Finishes up a bit dry and the body is a touch oily. notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
Strong beers to not appear to be this brewers forte - I swear if this were not so clean, I would have believed I was drinking straight up wort - tastes like sugar sweet malt with vaguely bock-ish character hiding underneath (caramel, nuts, raisin) - smooth, I suppose, but mostly just sweet, boring, and lacking the richness and complexity you’d want in a doppel. thegreenrooster (4518) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Pour is a dark brown with a tan head. The aroma was of super sweet caramel malts with some brown sugar and a stong alcohol. Flavor had some dark fruit and sugar with a bit of toffee and hops. None of the alcohol in the aroma shows up in the flavor but you know its there. A decent dopple. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a medium cap of beige head. The aroma picked up toasty aged caramel with a nice complement of molasses and herbal hoppage. The flavor was along those same lines.. warm caramel and husky notes with accents of herbal and earthy bitterness. Medium-bodied with decent flow across the palate.. I thought this was fairly well done. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Pours a dark mahogany colour with a full tan head. Caramel, slight boozy notes in the aroma. Taste is full, lightly carbonated with noticeable, caramel, toffee and apples flavors.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Draft at the brewery. Poured a clear ruddy orange-brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was of raisin, molasses, steeping barley, brown sugar and vanilla. Lots of smells. Delicately sweet and medium bodied. I tasted dry fruits, some white paper, earthy fall leaves, and a hint of cough syrup. It smelled better than it tasted. "A touch rough" as the previous rater put it. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Copper to umber color with a moderate soft peak off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, mild husk and hints of DMS (grain silage). Full malty flavors. Some mild metal and grain as well. Full feel. Earthy finish. A touch rough, but a solid brew. MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2008
[growler] Shared by skyview. Clear ruby pour with a large malty aroma. Flavor is caramel malt with not a whole lot more. Pretty thin mouthfeel. Overall a subpar doppelbock. JK (6254) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2008
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. This one really is not very good. Grain aroma and grain flavor. Dark red color and a tall head. There is something off here. It doesn’t taste m’uch like a doppelbock at all, and certainly not a traditional German bock. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
Thanks again to Skyview for sharing. Brown color with no head and a fresh grain aroma. The body was again sweet grains with a little caramel finish and alcohol.