nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2010
The aroma is weak and watery with some grassy hops, toffee, and dish water. The appearance is brown with a medium foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a bad interpretation of the style. The only thing that it has right is a bit of an alcohol kick.Bierkrug (2129) - - NOV 24, 2010
Earlier Rating: 1/17/2008 Total Score: 2.3
The aroma has sweet roasted malt with some graininess. The appearance is dark brown with a medium head. The flavor is bitter and paper like with sugar. The palate is thin. Overall this one is a bust for me.
500 ml bottle in Germany. Is a dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is a sour malt. Taste like sour cough syrup and old hay. Palate is lasting and harsh. Maybe a bad bottle but I think not. Will avoid. Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good caramel toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Good balanced sweet toasted malt flavor with a moderate smooth balanced finish of moderate duration. Soft doppelbock.
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle: Pours a dark color with a nice tan head and some spotty lacing. The nose is sweet with molasses and plums, raisins and dates. The flavor is lightly roasty but somewhat thin with more of the funky dried sweet fruits. A touch tart in the tail and a malty body. Not as bad as the score would indicate but it certainly needs something a little more front forward. bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle as Doppel Bock. Pours amber copper with a large foamy tan head. Rich dark roast malt aroma. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is somewhat sweet dark caramel with a little grassy hop, I think. Finishes very mellow.
Finhead (1848) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2010
A clear reddish-brown pour with off-white head. The aroma is a little skunky with some malty notes and gives off an alcohol smell. The taste is lightly bitter with a full body and oily texture. I can see why this 1 pint bottle only cost me $0.99 wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Pours clear brownish-red cola color with a large bead light tan head that doesn’t last. Kind of disappears the way an American macro beer head does. Aroma is sweet roasted malt and a little smoke. Taste is molasses, coffee, caramel, smokiness and some bitterness from the roasted malts. Not particularly well balanced or exceptionally tasty, but not a pour either. Good enough for the sale price.. SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 (tap at Hollerbach’s in Sanford FL)Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2009
opq-br, thin-cm-head, med-body, high-co2.
§sweet-malt, §hop-bitterness, ^mineraly, ^co2, tannic.
the malt and ester profiles are lacking the complex character of a good doppelbock.
Green 500 mL cola bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham, NC. Doppel Bock label. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is grainy malts, cola and faint raisin. Taste is molasses, grainy malts and faint leafy hops. A faint bit of raisin and anise. Sticky texture and medium bodied. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2009
This bottled brew from a restaurant poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent typically carbonated brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish and a lingering bock aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of dark malt and was mildly vinous. Not one that I would likely buy again. There was something off about this beer. I’ve had far better. Just off the mark for my tastes. I can be rough on bocks hehe one of my favorite styles.