ads135 (5213) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Another capital beer courtesy of Josh. This doppelbock is sweet and malty, with a little bit of tang (not like a sour, more like a tang from a young plum). Bready with a medium body. CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Pours a very pretty almost rust color with a medium tight head. The aroma is earthy with a bit of rusty metal. There is some toffee and mild floral character along with a bready malty aroma. The flavor is very rich and nicely bitter. The surplus of spicy hops balances out the big maltiness of a beer like this perfectly. Beyond the hop character there are creamy & fruity notes mid palate that linger along with that upfront hoppiness. Bready, crackery, and toffee malt flavors are abound in the finish. The mouthfeel is big with a very easy finish. I really like this beer, enough that I’d go out and buy more of it. Most other Capital Dopplebocks hold up well over time but I can’t imagine the hops in this one being as brilliant a few months down the road. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
aroma is slow flowing melted toffee with clean end devoid of alcohols coming sting. appearance is dark pretzel with lasting ring and big lacing. flavor is bracing hops sizzle then cara-sludge with hot gasoline booze. delightful. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Draught at the brewery. Pours a reddish brown with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is a slight spicy hops upfront with a grainy malt chacracter. Flavor is similar presenting a pleasant light grassy spicy hops that gives way to a potent cereal malt body. Full bodied.
Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Sampled on draught at the 2010 Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival in Chilton, WI. Pours a clear dark reddish copper colored brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, some perfume hops and a hint of bread crust. Taste is full bodied, flavors of caramel malt, a hint of brown sugar, floral hops and alcohol. Finish has a mild bitterness that lingers a while and then a semi-dry aftertaste of caramel malt and alcohol.
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Ar: Predominantly burnt caramel with a bit of toffee, but there is a nice noble hop background.
Ap: 12 oz. bottle poured into shaker at 55’F. Slightly opaque medium amber pour with a 1" pillowy manila head that lasts a while. Beautiful rings of lace.
T: This has far more hop character than I’ve ever seen in a doppelbock, and it does a darn good job cutting through the inherent richness this gets from caramel and toffee malt flavors.. The finish is quite bitter for the style, with a mild pine flavor. Very mild alcohol burn on the finish.
P: Medium-thick body with medium carbonation. Not as filling as I expected.
O: Darn good offering from Capital. It’s easy to forget about these guys when in Wisconsin, but they offer some damned good german style lagers. adrian910ss (2606) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUL 30, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light coppery amber with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit notes and toffee. Taste is much the same as the aroma. fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle says 8.0%abv. Pours a clear, dark amber with a 1 finger, creamy beige head that has good retention. Aroma is of caramel, crusty white bread, planty, floral, spicy and fruity hops. Really quite hoppy in the nose for a doppelbock, more so than I expected even after reading the description. Flavor is toast, caramel, white bread toast, some cereal grain and some floral, spicy, and fruity hops, there’s an odd taste at the finish, sort of a planty hop note that I usually attribute to Fuggles hops. Palate is medium bodied, creamy and slick on entry, leading to an off dry finish that has a slightly slick, yet chalky feel. There are a couple of off notes with this, but I definitely enjoyed it. It kind of ended up being one of those beers that I enjoy a little less as I am critiquing a bottle than I would if I were just drinking for the sake of drinking. slitcher (273) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2010
On tap @ the Olympic Tavern in Rockford IL. Pours a medium brown with a small off-white head. Aromas of hops, brown sugar and slight alcohol. The hop flavor comes through at the beginning with a more traditional dopplebock flavor following. Noticable alcohol on the finish.