talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2012
The pour is a deep mahogany color with ruby highlights and a fairly small, beige, pillowy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves minimal lace. The nose is fairly simple for a doppel; very bready, rich caramels, toasty, some raisin, and a slight bit if earth. The flavor is similar with more richness noted; raisins, rich caramel, faint roast, some toast, and an a slight herbal note. The palate is lively, syrupy, lightly crisp, and medium. The finish is a bit more bitter and herbal, still rich caramel, and toasty. Does carry the richness and typical features of a doppel, but lacks depth and complexity. The palate does seem to get in the way of the beer as well. Decent but not great. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a fairly cloudy, dark brown appearance with a small, bubbly, cream-colored head. The nose reminds me of almost a nut brown with a toasty caramel malty, nutty, espresso, toffee smell. A touch roasty, a bit burnt, caramel malty, somewhat bitter, weird toffee flavor. This really doesn’t remind me of a doppelbock. Not all that bad but not that great either. Ernest (7792) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel), lightly hoppy (herbs), with hints of clove/cinnamon and diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
As with the other big brews from Epic, this is ok but fails to deliver anything distinctive or enticing...soulless and cookie-cutter. The aroma is "just the facts, ma’am" and doesn’t invite exploration at all. It’s fairly rich in the mouth but too sweet (not much bitterness to balance). Honestly it comes across more like a big brown ale than a Doppelbock. Neither very lager-ish nor German...some bread crust is about the only thing tying this to the Doppelbock style. douglas88 (9572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bomber. Pours a ruddy copper color with a medium white head. A very sweet nose of caramel, yeast and some dried fruit. The flavor is loads of sweet caramel, dry, some light sweet fruit akin to kiwi and berries, some toffee and tobacco. Very nice, some heat. More of a amber style doppel than some of the darker stronger versions. Nice. Sledutah (7795) - Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle from the brewery
Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Appearance: Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head that dissipates fairly quickly to a small ring leaving some light lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, nutty and some smokiness
Taste: Silky mouthfeel of toasted malts, toffee some herbal flavors with a sweet finish along with some heat
Nice and easy drinking
22 ounce bomber. This beer pours a dark amber with a thin white head. A bit thin in the body, but there is a nice nutty, malty character. A clean well done lager.