GregMooreNH (114) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2017 bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, rated against BJCP 2008 guidelines. Aroma: maltisweetness, toasted hints. Appearance: almost black with red highlights, thick-tan-long lasting head. Taste: very sweet, toasted malt, caramel, long wet finish. Palate: creamy, smooth, medium carbonation. Overall: i really like it, well balanced.
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 Pours dark brown with a foamy head that lingers. Aroma is bread, roast and hops. Taste is surprisingly bitter for a doppelbock, with hints of caramel and cereal. Finish is hoppy. Not what I was expecting from a doppelbock. HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Nice acidic mouth feel that builds a mocha soft chocolate on the palate. A little bitterness is very faint in the back of your mouth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Mark_Eck (1998) - - FEB 9, 2016
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel, and malty biscuits.. djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head. The aroma is roast and caramel. Thin mouth spice, roasted malt, light bitter finish, good. TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12 oz bottle. Poured an opaque dark brown/black with a frothy tan head and phenomenal lacing. Taste of brown sugar, vanilla, caramel with a slight dark chocolate bitterness finish. Fizzy carbonation, medium-full body, creamy texture. Overall, the alcohol is hidden well and the flavor is there, but it’s too faint for me and not as prominent as I’d like it to be.
Chudwick (3367) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle - smells roasty and of bread. Sip adds metal and caramel with a slight grassiness. Really sweet with dark chocolate bitterness. Not what I would call a doppelbock. A little harsh. rdixon77 (3013) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Thanks drowland! Not a great beer. Weird metallic taste and a lot of caramel sweetness. Not much else. Not much nuance. Oh well. drowland (9070) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
6/26/15. 12oz bottle my dad brought down! Very dark brown pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Huge metallic aroma, dusty, husky grains, toasted caramel. Bitter flavor, metallic, caramel, nutty, toasted caramel. Meh. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Missed my flight from Grand Rapids to Chicago because of the dumbass Chicago weather and so spent the night in the airport and pulled this out of my suitcase to drink with some Chex Mix. From the bottle, and so can’t tell what it looks like. Smells really malty with lots of caramel and toffee. Alcohol is noticeable. Decent beer. zoucrew102 (2104) - - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Rich caramel malt aroma with notes of toffee and some nuttiness. Pours caramel brown with a thin tan head and decent lacing. Starts with huge caramel malt sweetness with hints of nuts and toffee. Finishes smooth with the caramel sweetness carrying throughout with a slight bock bite at the end before it gets washed away with the sticky caramel that clings to the palate. Nice doppelbock.