hayduke (5189) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
From a 12 oz bottle courtesy of Strykzone. Poured a clear copper with a good sized tan head and excellent lacing. Nose is sweet caramel malts with a hint of ripe fruit. Medium body and moderate mouthfeel. Flavor is moderately sweet again from the caramel malts. The finish finally shows some bitterness and there are some odd lingering flavors.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2010
poured from bottle. dark amber almost carmel appearance with a medium white head. taste is non-distinct and difficult to define. aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Smooth easy sweet bock. Covers up the 7.5 ABV well. Looks great doesn’t have lots of smell. Would go well with a juicy burger. Only down side is it has a metallic/dry finish. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, roasted malts. Dark amber brown hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is sweet with a mild finish. Palate is watery soft. Overall a below average beer. Aroma and flavor has an off note near the finish. Like cooked vegetables or metal. Lame overall. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Tap at Barcade: Deep orange with great clarity and an off white head. All diacetyl aroma- a butterbomb. Butter over a touch of toasted/ worty barley. Slick body, very buttery and grainy. The diacetyl smothers some pale mildly toasted barley. Diacetyl gone wild.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses, some chocolate, light raisin, anise. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy/grass, some chocolate, orange, raisin. Medium body, light resin. A bit more bitter than I expect for a doppelbock, but tastes ok. kassner (1657) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2010
On Tap at mad Mex, ruby dark amber with no head and no lacing. Nice malt fragrance, fairly high carbonation level but OK, Citric and then coffe flavors with anice full mouth finish from the malts. Pretty nice michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of diacetyl, nuts, toasting, and caramel. Poured copper/amber in color with a small, off-white/tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of diacetyl, light toasting, and some malts. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Diacetyl and light malt finish. Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Enjoyed via draft in a pub glass. The beer pours a deep brown, with a thick light tan head. The nose lacks the complex raisony malty character that great (or really even good) doppelbocks possess. If one spins the glass and really gets the nose into it, he can pick up some of the aforementioned character, but it isn’t as easy and perhaps as overwhelming as it should be. The palate is also perhaps more subtle than one would get with great doppelbocks. It is malt-forward, but too thin across the palate, and lacks the malty punch that one would expect. The finish is fairly clean and otherwise not unpleasant. Alcohol is generally well-muted. Overall, the beer is not as terrible as some other raters have pronounced, but niether is it very impressive. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Well-bodied and glassy ruby red look. One finger of rose-white head. Nice, deliberate carbonation. Looks really nice.
Very very sour aroma, but in a metallic, cherry medicine way. Pure cough syrup. Downright unappetizing. Hint of grapefruit/citrus.
Severely sour malt taste. Puckery but not in a good way. Like a sweet tart dipped in Robitussin. Sour, cloying saccharine cherry. Not a good tasting beer.
The feel is creamy and fizzy. Good enough. Not a good beer, sorry to say. I could finish about half and then I had to dump the rest down the drain. Too bad really.