bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Mug.
Appearance: Dark, murky reddish-brown with very thin head.
Aroma: Molasses, soy sauce and dark fruits. Very sweet and quite strong until I finished the glass.
Taste: Loads of molasses, licorice and soy sauce. Some light roasted characteristics, cherry and plum. While sweet, it is not as sweet as the aroma. Some very light noble hops on the finish help to balance at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Moderately low carbonation with a full body. Not quite as chewy or chalky as some other Doppelbocks of this strength (which is good), likely sure to the addition of sugar to lighten the body. Warming and fairly clean.
Overall: Another strong Doppelbock from Capital, but not up to the level of Autumnal Fire, or Celebrator for that matter, which it seems to be a higher abv version of.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
This is a amazing brew pours dark brown looks like a cola and clear and red around the edges with a nose being of cotton candy,caramel malts,and butterscotch, the flavors is as sweet and smooth as it gets I loved the way they used the candied sugar to go along with the hops to bring this into a perfect balance that makes this one of the best lagers I have ever had great job A MALTY BOMB brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Fruity,raisiny, dark malt int the aroma, backstrap molassas, a little alcohol also,very satisfying, taste is dark malt ,molassas/anise, sweet in finish but not excessive,some alcohol always meandering around, an annoying sharp carbonation bite at the beginning,but quickly smoothes out. Not that different from the top rated Andescher Dopple,except not as smooth and a little boozier reliantkcar (102) - USA - FEB 15, 2010
caramel, vanilla, red, brown, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, flat, long finish, fidelis83 (2403) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours a clear, dark brown with a 1 finger, creamy beige head that has decent retention. Aroma is caramel, sweet grain, crusty white bread, brown sugar, sweet cereal grains, acorns toast and some spicy hops. Flavor is dusty grain, molasses, toasted maple wood, dark caramel, floral and spicy hops and some cooked dark fruit. Over-cooked sugar cookies and nuts come out as it warms. Palate is medium bodied somewhat creamy on entry, medium carbonation and sticky, chewy finish. Nice brew, rich and sweet, but still well balanced.
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle from Piccadilly in Champaign\, IL. Pours a nice deep mahogany with with red hues and a khaki head. Aroma of malt and plummy esters. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Flavor of caramel, munich malts, candi sugar, and berries countered by a moderate spicy bitterness. Warming finish. Very nice beer, sort of like a fusion of German and Belgian characteristics. Much better than the ratings indicate Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Pours thick black with brief tan head. Rich aroma of dark malts and caramel. Taste matches with caramel and dark malts with a touch of molasses, hops, roast and hops. Brief finish of mild roast and slight hops. Palate medium-thick with a little stickiness. Alcohol disguised.
Nice rich malty beer, I like it! jrob21 (3663) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle from a recent trade. Pretty diverse and complex flavors running through here and a different focus on each sip. At first a little fruity and then a little nutty, definitely some burnt toffee and candi sugar. Aroma has a bit of plum and molasses. Finish is a little chalky with a roasted malt almost coffee sort of character. This beer is all over the place but pretty entertaining in how it is. Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2008
On draught at the brewery taproom in Middleton, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark cola brown brew with a creamy beige head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. When served cold, allow this to warm up a little. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, a touch of brown sugar, toffee and some alcohol. Taste is full bodied, light carbonated with flavors of roasted caramel malt, roasted nuts, dark pitted fruits, a hint of raisins and plenty of alcohol. Finish has a high alcohol warmth that hides most of the aftertaste, plus a semi-dry character. Surprisedly different than the former Dark Doppelbock Capital brewed over two years ago, but definitely higher in alcohol. Nuffield (4167) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2009
Chestnut brown with ruby tints. Maldy, moderately sweet by its aroma, then lots of caramel and vanilla in the flavor. A bit hot from the alcohol but really good flavor. Thanks Skyview!