Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Amber with a thin head. Malty, sugary aromas with some oak and toffee. Darker malts and fruits make up the flavor, also some light chocolate and some grass. Very fruity for a doppelbock, but backed up with some malts and sugar. Noticeable bitterness in the finish. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Pours mahogany/copper with a thin white head. Smells of roasted malt, fruity, some tartness, dry, vanilla, earthy, peppery. Tastes of sweet malt, some roasty hints, pepper, earth, some dryness, oaky, some toffee, cognac. Velvety finish Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle Christmas Present courtesy of a brew loving buddy.
Amber/brown color,small off white head that had a short hang time then faded quickly to leave slight bit behind.The aroma was nicely malty with some hints of caramel and roastiness,a slight hint of possibly coffee or really dark chocolate.The flavor was very good malty flavor up front with some nice roast in there as well as a bit of caramel and some faint hints of chocolate and posiibly some fruit,but that only shows when the brew warms up a bit.Over all a fairly nice brew that is decently smooth and has just a hint of alcohol in the end.Well worth having again. kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Retorp. Pours a medium brown murky color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is musty and malty with notes of sweet caramel, roasted malt, some chocolate and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with some cider-like notes, nuts, apple, and hints of phenol. Generally medium to full bodied with a sweet and malty finish. marcus (10869) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
This amber ale poured with a hint of a beige head and a malty aroma. This is much lighter in color than the classic doppelbocks. There is a syrupy caramel malt flavor and a slightly bitter finish.
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2008
bottle. I was really excited about this beer and was not disappointed. chestnut pour with thin head and lacing. raosted malt just a hint of chocolate and coffee. plum and raison in aroma. Exceptionaly smooth. light fruit. Hops are just right. mild roasted nuttiness. sugars dance on tounge. I was really excited that this was aged with Stranahans oak chips. However I didn’t really get much of their impression. Regardless this was a beautiful beer. swanmann (782) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2008
The bottle poured rich ruby amber color with medium tan head quickly settling to thin white ring, Delicate lacing. A very fruity aroma, almost like apples or apricots, is carried along on smoky oak and sweet caramel and vanilla, with some alcohol. The flavor reminds me of vanilla bourbon, with a soft carb and mouthfeel. Well balanced acidity and mild hoppy bite. Characteristics definitely expand as it warms. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Unlabeled 750 ml bottle that Chuck obtained. The beer pours to a thin looking pale amber red body with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet bock caramel aromas. Rich and sweet juniper berries? The flavor is moderate dark breads, fruity juniper berries, and crabapple. The palate is sweet and has tart gin characteristics. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
From the Firkin at the brewery. No head and not much carbonation. Lots of wood and vanila and some bourbon too. Flavors were similar with a lot al alchol burn in the finish. Not bad. NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber in color with no head. The aroma is of a light whiskey (vanilla/oak mix). There is a big flavor of sweet malts, vanilla, and oak. This DB has almost a sherry like character in the warm finish. It is really well balanced. Well worth the hefty price tag if you can get your hands on it. It is a really limited production, only 5000 bottles or so.