Sledutah (7795) - Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2017 beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - MAR 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a deep dark brown with light brown head. Some retention and lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, banana and candied caramel malts. The flavor is similar with the fruitiness dominating. A sligt hop twang in the finish before sweetness lingers on the palate. Nice but some of the fruitiness is surprising for the style.
12oz bottle picked up at Total Wine in Spokane Iphonephan (7207) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours dark brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, toasted malts, wheat and caramel. Flavor of toasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate and citrus
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Aroma of toffee. Flavors of caramel and biscuits. Light bitter finish. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2016
A: Deep mahogany color with a creme color head. Not much lacing.
N: Cocoa, banana, toffee, toasted malt, cracker, big time clove and a touch of coriander, Dark fruit - particularly prune. Some cherry and mission fig.
T: Very sweet, almost cloying, touch of bitterness.
M: Huuuuge alcohol, light body, prickly carbonation.
O: An interesting beer. A much more intense doppelbock, and yet, one that’s almost too extreme. Even Samichlaus doesn’t seem to have this much alcohol. Nice flavor, though. robforbes (2263) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2016
pours a dark brown with a medium size off-white head,
smell is of sweet malt, hops, and dry leaves.
tastes is oily, hops, malt, bark, and caramel. ends a little bitter. stevoj (5441) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Derek. Higher ABV not readily apparent. Nice silky body, medium creamy head. Toasty malts, decent weizenbock.
Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of wheat, toffee and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, toffee and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - DEC 3, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a brownish color with a one finger head of a tan colored foam floating atop. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a caramel sweetness mixed with a decent showing of a wheaty and toasted malt smell. Along with these aromas comes some other lighter chocolate and toast smells adding a bit more roastiness to the aroma as a whole. Other darker fruit aromas of cherry and raisin are there as well adding a touch more sweetness to the smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor with the mix being of some toasted malt, a little bit of wheat, and a rather decent showing of caramel. Some other flavors of a dark fruit nature are there as well enhancing the other flavors nicely. The dark fruit start out almost entirely of a raisin taste, but as the taste moves on, it gains a bit of a cherry flavor as well. The wheat grows stronger and stronger as the taste advances with the increase in the fruit and a little bit of more roasted malt tastes coming to the tongue, one is left with a nice sweet and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the darker and roasted flavors of the brew the feel is good and accentuates the flavors rather decently.
Overall – This is a quite tasty doppelbock. Not super wheaty, but smooth, sweet, slightly fruity and rather easy drinking. And for the nice price, this is a good winter go to.
wbright10 (22) - - JUN 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 I apologize for my review if this beer, it's the wrong review. Lesson - don't drink and review. rproff78 (177) - - APR 12, 2014
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Dark yellow pour. Aroma of wood straw malt coffee. Tastes of coffee. Slightly short of sweet. Light carb thick yet refreshing. Well done doppel. Wheaty earthiness adds complexity.