mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with nice off white head. Aroma of toffee mats and bread. Nive malty flavor, very sweet flavor, but palate was a bit thin for a doppel bock, still good though
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with an off-white head that diminishes quickly. Smells sweet and somewhat nutty with a hint of funky herb. Flavor is of wheat and very sweet. Maybe some floral/herbal hop notes but not much. Almost cola-like, like they added corn syrup. Very thin, sweet and not complex.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Malty and sweet, but also clean on the finish. Easy to drink due to the watery finish, but that could get you in trouble.
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 liter growler flip top.
It pours beautifully into my 1 liter dimpled mug. It is a deep, dark brown, looks black int eh big vessel, and a unique brownish tan head.
The smell is super malty. A nice dark doppelbock. It is sweet with some cocoa and caramel. There is an alcoholic twang and also some subtle dark fruits. It is big and bold, i like it.
The initial gulp is quite flavorful, one of the sweeter, more flavorful doppelbocks. It is thick with molasses, cocoa, dark bread, some licorice, and dark fruit. It is just a looong quaff of malt. IT is a flavor deeper than you will usually come across.
The mouthfeel is full and thick, but perhaps lacks a bit of carbonation. It is a mouth full of flavor.
I have to lower drinkability a little bit because the sweetness is tiring after a while.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 01-23-2011 23:40:54
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and light chocolate; Fairly well balanced; Overall, pleasantly surprised - pretty good.
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 From Gene’s in Lincoln Square. Not an outstandingly complex Doppelbock more a easy drinking doppelbock. Some of the that malty flavor that other doppelbocks have that is reminiscent of soy sauce(but in a good way) but only a little. A bit thin. I liked it but it isn’t going to win best in category. Serving: Bottle
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a mildly effervescent body of swirling sediment (cola in coloring), under a long-standing, creamy, tan head. Lightly staled wheatgrass gently taints an otherwise pleasant aroma of toasty malt, crispy caramel and peanut brittle with subtle hits of alcohol and basement mustiness. Dang... that alcohol is a tad too forward in the flavor as I take several sips, one after another (after another) trying to concentrate on the gorgeous depth and richness of the underlying caramel-sweetened, roasted maltiness. A mildly disappointing aftertaste suggests this could be bumped up to be a little more bold, but it’s still a solid, delicious beer. ~~~~~~~~~ Absolutely no idea on where this came from nor how long it’s been in my cellar. Which is odd since my "cellar" has basically dwindled down to a handful of Dark Lords, Stone Vertical Epics and a smattering of Anchor Christmas beers from 1999-2007.
popery (2155) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a good doppelbock with an interesting blend of spices, hops and malt. The malt is strong and thick, nice and proper for a doppelbock. There’s a little bit too much alcohol flavor. It’s not bad, but it could be a bit more warming and less vodka. The nose is pretty good. There are some earthy metallic hops. The flavors are honey, chocolate, spicy, caramel and earthy hops. The feel is pretty good, but it’s not exceptional, like some of the top doppelbocks.
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice black-brown with a thin tan head. Very balanced, great example of a dopplebock. Not a favorite, but worth trying.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Sample Date: 9/5/2009 Source:Other) Bottle from Wine Warehouse C’ville. Malty with a concord grape nose. Clear dark brown with medium tan head. Quite sweet with a grape like fruitiness. Finish is sweet with hefty bitterness lingering.