Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 Poured a cloudy reddish-copper with a light ring of beige head. Light lacing as it went down. Lots of well-suspended small floaties. Aroma was sweet and fruity (pears, plums, apples) with some floral hops and alcohol. Good carbonation but lighter on the palate than I expected. Apple-cidery on the finish, and almost cloying. Flavor picks up the fruits and the alcohol, with a respectable caramelly backbone. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Pours a deep red/orange color with a light tan head. Carmel and cherries on the nose. Flavors are carmel, molasses, dark cherries, raisins, and brown sugar. Smooth up front with a little fizz on the back of my throat. Smooth again going down. Pretty good Doppel. lamas (1636) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Bottle courtesy of my SecretSanta. Batch ID #6656. Packaged on: January 20, 2005. Pours a deep, hazy amberish brown with a thin, sandy tan head. Overripe plums, sweet malts, some hops and alcohol are present in the aroma. Plums and brown sugariness dominate the taste immediately. There is a burnt caramel sugary sweetness and subtle alcohol that hangs onto the back of my throat. Hints of caramel and some wintery spices in the finish. All in all, too candied and sweet. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bright forest fire in color. Lightyly herbaceous hop and juicy malt aroma, though subtle. Juicy malts, which come off a bit medicinal. Light cherry flavors throughout, with light hints of caramel and molasses. A pretty average Doppelbock. I was hoping for more. lonelybeergeek (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Inoffensive aroma, muddy orange color. Sweet and tasty. Wonderful mouthfeel. I think Crosling is trying to get me drunk.
Ernest (7658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nuts), with notes of brown sugar and raisin. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. An easy-going, mildly aromatic doppelbock. Well done, but not that exciting. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Thin head, rusted brown body. Malty, floral aroma. Taste is candied, sweet, with hints of chocolate. Fantastic mouthfeel-smooth, creamy, and balanced. Finish is a little lacking. JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Continuing on with the Dopplebock theme for the month. Pours a nice pale brown with a light tan head. Nose is lots of caramel and some sweetness. Taste is lots of caramel sweetness and some roasted cocoa. Finishes pretty clean with no hint of EtOH. Silky smooth mouthfeel, with some yeast becoming ever present. A solid Dopplebock. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 Pours a dark amber with a thin tan head, mostly diminishing. Sweet aroma of molasses and spice. Tastes very malty and spicy. A fairly fruity finish for a lager. Minimal bitterness, a somewhat tart finish. Great beer. AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Very nice bight amber color with an almost nonexistent, tan head. Flavor of rich malt that is candeyish, fruity, toasty, and oh so good. Lightly winey palate, a good dose of bitterness. Substancial. Damn that is a long, juicy, flavorful finish.