Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a solid score, very solid. I thought i was just getting some glorified lager, but when i saw it was a malt liqour i was happy, very happy. Clear copper color with a fairly large off white bubble head. Smells like a grainery. The taste is weird, its beyond unique. Its basically bud, with no bad taste. There is nothing to it, but it doesnt taste bad. Thumbs up AB!!
From Nov 2007
I bought this as a gift pack with 2 Flute glasses and swing top 1 Qt 14.5 oz bottle.
It pours from bottle(born on 09 Oct 07) a clear amber with a nice 2 finger head of foam that recedes fairly rapidly to some spotty foam midway through my session and it does have a bit of lacing.
The smell has that nice Doppelbock nose of roasted and caramel malt and maybe some butterscotch?
The taste on first sip...it's tasty! Very nice flavours of caramel, molasses, and roasted malt hit my tatsebuds just right. Wow. I also get some fig and a bit of chocolate and man, it's so easy to take further sips. Smooth as all heck but quite flavourful. Even the mouthfeel feels just right for the style and the carbonation is medium to medium light. I'm impressed! I've had previous versions of AB's Brew Masters Private Reserves and this one is by far the best. The finish has a nice semi sweet taste to it and the alcohol is very well hidden. Again, I'm impressed! Impressed enough that I know I'll pick up some more. Well done, Anheuser Busch!
Bottom line: Everything about the flavours in this DB from AB says it's *not* artificial, if you know what I'm driving at. Most of their bigger beers have a "contrived" feel to them when it comes to taste. This one does not subscribe to that policy. This is a damn good Doppelbock and one I'll buy again. No qualms about it. Try it if you see it. You *just* might agree with me. Or not...;^) djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle during RBWG GT. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is bready malt and caramel. Medium body, sweet malt, raisin, light booze finish, decent. jackl (8425) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. 2007 vintage. Thanks to whoever supplied this .rar tick! Amber pour with a small head. The nose is a totally unappealing bomb of soy sauce and general signs of oxidization. Paper. Some red apple skin. Sherry. Flavor is similar. Knackered grain. Soy sauce. Caramel. Cloyingly sweet/salty. Not great, even in tiny doses. drowland (9080) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. 2007 vintage. Wow, people were way too kind with their ratings of this garbage. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Huge oxidized aroma, paper water, apples, some dark fruits. Oxidized flavor, paper, apples, caramel. Gross. Theydon_Bois (20646) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle shared at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting.
Nose is biscuit, toffee, cardboard, malt notes.
Taste comprises wooded notes, toffee, spice, biscuit, light charr effect.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok, drinkable if a touch soulless.
Leighton (22328) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Vintage 2007 - what a treat. Pours clear amber with a light, tan cream head. Nicely oxidised in the aroma, with present caramel and bread. Medium sweet flavor with sugary bread, caramel, aged fruits, figs, dates. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary, syrupy finish with more oxidation, toasted grainy bread, leathery fruits, dates, berries. Pretty solid on the whole. GenDV138 (7708) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Flip top bottle (2007) at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of malt, wheat, caramel. Tastes of caramel, malt, toffee. Medium-light body with a dry finish. rdixon77 (3037) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2007 bootle at RBWG. Well, its better than most Budweiser fare I guess. But still not very good. Big caramel sweetness, raisins, stale, oxidized. Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2007 bottle at RBWG grand tasting Ferris (16529) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Cloudy brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts and woody. Flavors of toasted malts and leather
Bottle - Vintage 2007 - Caramel malts and dark sugars. Dark brown copper with a decent white head. Dark malty caramel malts. Like a light Barleywine or American strong.