jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
From a bottle poured dark brown with a fair amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish. bhensonb (15629) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
Again one from CaptainCougar - and again gratitude. Lot of it. I’d never get this stuff out West. Near opaque brown with ruby glimpses when held near light. Slight beige head. The aroma is like bakery buns. With dark fruit. Maybe like a prune pastry? Near full bodied with mild creamy carbonation. Malt? Oh yeah. It’s really malty. It has prune too. Not much hop. It finishes so undry. So why do I like it? The fruit and malt work together. It seems better balanced as time passes. It’s a lager I’d drink before many others. If I saw it in a store, I’d buy it. No higher praise. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with deep ruby hues and a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of rich sweet dark caramel malt with a touch of brown sugar and dark fruits. Body starts with lots of thick sweet, almost cloying, dark caramel malt and some plum complexity with a touch of bitterness before a mostly sugary sweet finish. It’s usually better to err on the side of adding too much malt than too little, but this is one of those cases where the beer is too sweet without enough other character for balance. Still, a nice attempt at the style and would probably be better if it fermented down a little more. ben4321 (6678) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 Location: 12 Oz. Bottle from Gilly’s Feb ’09
radagast83 (8340) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Aroma: Roasted, with caramel, coffee, toffee style flavors.
Appearance: Nice deep brownish red color.
Flavor: Sweet and tasty. Nice finish
Palate: Medium/Full body
Guessing this is a new offering. Definately interesting, highly drinkable beer, hides the 8% pretty well, you can hardly tell its there.
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12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice head to it. Aroma is sweet malts, touch of roast to those malts. Flavor is that of dried fruits, malt, and a tinge of alcohol seeps through - which is understandable considering the 8% it touts. Aside from that, the beer is quite drinkable.
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Nice dark brown pour with a small creamy head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is very sweet, without very much roastiness. Some candy notes and dark fruits such as prunes in the nose. The richness of the malt really comes through in the flavor profile. Toffee, plums, the alcohol is a bit sharp and forward. Fairly good drinkability, with a nice roundness in the mouth, but there is a lingering and stange aftertaste that I can’t quite pinpoint. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Very deep brown appearance with a small, tan head and modest lacing. Aroma starts out a bit chocolatey and finishes on notes of roasted malts. Some dark fruits ntermingle with the earthy flavors of brown bread and the sweetness of the toffee, caramel and brown sugar. Full bodied mouthfeel, subtly hopped, with little carbonation. Lingering finish remains sweet. Well constructed and solidly made. BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Brewed in the USA......Pours a brown color with some reddish highlights and a very thin white head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is of sweet malts, caramel and hint of bread. The mouthfeel is full bodied and the alcohol content is well hidden in this doppelbock. Nothing to get excited about here but better then some others that i’ve tried. Capa (3404) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 On tap in July! Lucked out and stopped in on the right day while passing through Annapolis. Was reddish brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma of malts and spices, as well as some caramel. Flavor was nice and spicey which masked the 8.6%. Also tasted malts and light sweetness. A very nice dopplebock, might have to make my way back in the winter to have another. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Hazy red with a fomay tan head. Lots of caramel on the nose, typical for the style. The flavor is also loads of caramel with lots of spicy candy flavors. Medium body. Ok but not great.