Interurbaner (10) - SE Michigan, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
This beer tastes very damn good and is 7.5 alc. It doesn’t have a very strong aroma, but I guess that doesn’t really matter much since I don’t buy beer for the smell. It has a cool label with the skyline of Detroit as seen from Windsor and Atwater is down there. No twist off cap it requires a real bottle opener which means it is serious. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2017
This was poured into a lager glass.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a finger and a half’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Light lace.
The aroma centered around a nice dose of sweet black cherries, bready malts, earthy to grassy hops, some baked apples, light leather, sweet cereal grains, toast, biscuits and some red cherry jam.
The flavor leaned into the sweetness of the previously mentioned aromas. Light butterscotch and some woodiness entered for an even nicer arrangement flowing freely into the aftertaste and following extremely nice into the finish.
The feel was roughly medium bodied with a fabulous sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt on par with an ABV that felt just as good.
Overall, really nice doppelbock preferably wanting more around Winter. Slightly jealous Michiganders get this every Winter as we don’t have amazing doppelbocks in Vermont. FROTHINGSLOSH (7901) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-mahogany color with a medium sized brown head. The aroma was malty caramel. The flavor was sweet and very malt with notes of caramel, vanilla, roastiness and light fruity hops. The finish was long, sweet and malty. The texture was thick, creamy and smooth. Excellent. Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle: Huge buttery toffee aroma with moderate caramel, brown sugar, fruit, and light grain. It pours a transparent mahogany with a moderate off-white head that lasts a minute or so before fading to a film. Spotty thin webbings of lacing are left behind. As much as I loved the aroma, the flavor doesn’t quite live up to the billing. The flavor starts with a muted dose of toffee and caramel compared to the aroma. There are some hints of cherry in the background. The finish has roasted nuts and grain. Medium bodied with a somewhat syrupy texture and mild carbonation. I would have to give this my vote for best beer done by the Atwater Block Brewery. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Pours a clear dark amber brown color with a huge amount of froathy tannish head. Looks delicious. Aroma is sweet malts, dark cherries, plums, with bits of brown sugar and slight dark chocolate. Smells delicious. Flavor is a bit light and watery, very sweet malts mostly toffee and cherry with slight earthy hops. Overall, bit of a letdown flavor wise after the aroma and appearance but still very good.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Pours a mahogany ruby brown with a medium creamy/bubbly tan head that left some spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet grainy malts, Cheerios with sugar, toffee, some toasted bread and a touch of vanilla. Flavors were a mix of the same. Actually getting some toasted rye bread out of the flavor. A really nice malty beer with a touch of some lightly earthy hops. Well done Doppelbock. skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of raisins, bread, 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 spice, light toasting, and some malts. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Molasses and light malt finish. I liked this one I would go back for another one if I could. jtw (1165) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2007
draft at the brewery. clear amber with a surprisingly thick and dense beige head. cereal grain, caramel, lager yeast, red fruits in the aroma, and similar flavors. the chalkboard said 30 IBU but i doubt there was that much hops - not that the beer was cloying or overly sweet, there just seem to be few hops characteristics other than having been used to balance out the sugars. enjoyable enough that i had a second one! one of atwater/stoney creek’s best beers. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Reddish/brown nice beige head. Very toasty up front with hazelnut and hints of caramel and toffee in aroma. Flavor much the same. Toasted malts and hazelnut dominate with only hints of caramel/toffee. Slick/creamy mouthfeel could stand a little more carbonation. Somewhat sessionable I guess, might be a good crossover, but question this as a doppel instead of regular bock. nearbeer (5462) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 12 oz. Dark copper-brown with ruby tints and a four-finger, creamy head that lingers and leaves nice lace. Nose is earth-spicy molasses and cocoa with slight sweet corn in the background. Tastes of twangy-sweet caramel, molasses, dry cocoa, slight sour apple, toasted nut, and grain. Near medium body is pretty smooth, but has an astringently dry finish that sweeps the malt away pretty well.