vanerme3 (20) - - APR 26, 2014
Fantastic caramel notes at the start. Warm and nutty going down. Doesn’t drink like an 8% beer. Very smooth and great for the fall season. Would go great with food. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
Fantastic beer in the Oktoberfest style, but more. The nose is sweet, with some spice. Lots of caramel malt, toffee and some spice on the palate. An intriguing beer. DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
20-Feb-14 (12-oz bottle)jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JAN 8, 2014
This beer pours a hazy, medium-brown body with a thin, light-tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose is sweet and caramely with dried fruits, some tropical, almost banana-like fruitiness, and brown sugar, but it lacks the classic toasty, melanoidin character of German examples. It’s sweet, very malty, and caramely on the palate, a lot more emphasis on the sugary and malty side with less fruitiness than the aroma shows, but again, what’s missing is that German melanoidin character that domestic Doppelbocks just can’t seem to nail. It’s medium-plus in weight, sweet but not to the point of being cloying, light-medium in carbonation, and pretty smooth on the palate. Overall, this is a fine domestic Doppelbock, deliciously malty, but falls short of excellence when compared to its German counterparts.
Pours a hazy red/orange with slight tan head. Aroma is very full of spice and sweet slightly boozy notes. Taste is slightly sweet with a warming long lasting aftertaste. A great beer for the fall or some good football keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
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dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Appearance: The body is crystal clear with an amber to copper hue, accompanied by a dense light tan head that sticks around for a bit.
Aroma: The aroma is how I like my doppelbocks, mildly fruity with big malts. I get a lot of sticky caramel and brown sugar with a fig fruitiness. The aroma is sweet and pleasant with good strength.
Taste: The flavor matches the aroma. The intro is big sweet malts that run through, becoming bigger by the finish. The finish becomes a blend of raisins and caramel, very enjoyable. The finish is quick though leaving a raisin and caramel afterthought.
Palate: Full-bodied, a sticky feel to it, with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is a good doppelbock, I have no complaints about it. The only reason I’m not enamored with this is that I feel Troegenator is ultimately a better beer.
Tap at RusTeak. Big amber caramel pour. Big malty sweet aroma with a hint of cherry. Big malt body, little hop bite with slight hint of cherry and warm bread. Big beer, but booze is hidden well. Good brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sloshgator (770) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Capital Autumnal Fire I had seems to be different from the one that everyone else had. I don’t really get the excitement. The bottle on mine says 7.8% ABV, so maybe this one is different. Decent head on the amber pour, but not a lot of body. Aroma is fresh and malty. Taste is a generic malt with caramel notes and not a lot of hop character. Sugary aftertaste hangs on the palate. Autumnal Fire is ok but certainly not due the hype. knickskicks (1168) - - NOV 24, 2013
Ruby red pour--very interesting color for the style; off-white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, sweet malts. Taste is sweet sugary bready malts, brown sugar. Thin-medium mouthfeel. PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
10/17/13 trade from Jamil. What a great Doppelbock! Sweet malt, taffy and brown sugar scent. Dark bronze pour with a medium smooth feel. Sweet malt up front, rich and nutty, brown sugar and taffy finish with a hint of alcohol, but mostly all a great rich flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle--I'm liking the doublebocks. Amber color, the best definition of an amber color I say, brew with no head and like carbonation. Malty aroma with some caramel. Taste is malt, without roast and caramel. The finish is syrupy and sticky. No trace of alcohol. Wish I had a cellar! Total wine.
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