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. Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Aroma is of cinnamon and apples, darkly sweet. Mouthfel is thick and sweet, a bit syrupy. Sweet and dark malts; caramel and semi-sweet chocolate. Apple cider aftertaste with some whispers of alcohol. Reminds me of molasses.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Doppelbocks are my favorite lager style..actually just about the only lager that I really like. Everytime I try a new one, however, I’m a little disappointed that it’s not a Salvator. This one is very good, but it still doesn’t quite match up to that ideal. Non-existent head, slightly cloudy, aromas of chocolate, caramel, and toffee...slightly astringent. Fizzy, yet still thick and a little chewy. Sweet flavor, less depth than other doppelbocks. Though better than many other dopelbocks, I honestly expected more from Bell’s. ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2005
No head, fizzy like soda. Looks like a darker old english. Tastes much different. Sweet, slightly thick. Not too shabby.
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2005
I smell chocolate, toffee, and a bit of coffee off the bat. The head is not really impressive. It’s dark brown with red/orange hues. A very pleasant, chocolaty taste. I really enjoyed this brew. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Bottle 12oz - Murky lightbrown pour with lots of sea monkeys floating around. Average foamy offwhite head dissipates quickly. Aromas of carmel malts and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, some brown sugar, and toffee. This is quite tasty. On the palate it is full bodied yet carbonated enough to give it great mouthfeel. It warms a little at the end due to it’s 8%. Definitely not Ayinger, but a pretty good second for me. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Murky light brown and orange amber color. Medium sized foamy head. Malty, caramel aroma. Sugar sweet and caramel malt flavors entwine, with a slightly fruity wine-like finish. Mouthcoating palate.