BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Draft at brewery. Dark amber-brown hue, thin layer of head. Big sweet melanoidins in the nose with some dark fruit esters. Flavor is sweet rich malts, hints of caramel and melanoidins, some molasses and brown sugar, finishes sweet with a touch of heat. Full bodied, slick texture, moderate carbonation. Solid doppelbock that is drinkable despite the 11%abv, good for malt fans! TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Pours a deeper golden brown with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, dark fruits, sweet Munich malt and nuts. Flavor of sweet maltiness, atouch of sweet toasted malt, nuts and fruity notes. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2010
On tap at the brewpub 2/21/10: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin coating of off-white head. Has a sweet dark caramel nose with some light fruity esters and a touch of bready German yeast. Starts with good rich caramel malty fullness and some sweet fruity complexity and a touch of biscuity character and noble hoppy bitterness before a full, slightly warming sweet cookie dough finish. Very true to style and enjoyable doppelbock. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Clear brown color/ no head. Sweet, yeasty brown sugar, dark bread aromas. Medium body with light carbonation. Sweet earthy molasses, yeasty dark bread, dark berry fruit flavors. Smooth easy drinking, alcohol well hidden, very good. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap. Dark amber pour, thin off-white head. Sweet dark malt, overripe fruit (purple grape), candy sugar, and molasses. Noticable alcohol. Quite sweet, but enjoyable in small quantity.
yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, light overripe fruity note. Sweet caramelish and mild fruity accent to a light bitterness breaking the sweet malt flavours. Lingering dark and roasted malt flavoured finish. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Tap @ Breakwater. Pours a mostly clear deep copper color with a small bubbly head that diminished to nothing. Tons of candied dark fruits with sweet molasses and booze. Very sweet on that palate with dates, candied apricots and molasses. wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
On tap at Breakwater. Served in a taster glass by the beautiful Christina. Deep red amber color. Sweet and delicious. A bit of booziness, but reasonably well hidden by the sweetness. Balanced to a low level of bitterness. Great! badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Nice copper brown with no head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Very sweet caramel candy sugar and toffee taste with some roasty notes and nutty flavors. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
11% they say, well. Pours cloudy, dark amber with red highlights and a medium off white head with some lace. Smells sweet and sugary malty, some red fruit and a hint of hops. Tastes sweet and sugary malty with quite a bit of alcohol. Ripe, dark fruit as well. Full body, good carbonation. Almost kind of an imperial red or something.