sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2009
pours orange/amber, beige head.
aroma malty caramel, grassy herbal nose and yeasty.
taste, malty, light smoke, fruity; raisins, caramel notes. Finish has hints of hops with a nice warming abv. Overall palate has a herbal medicinal touch with some peppery spices. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Date: July 04, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of earthyness, touch of smokeyness
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, well balanced with a big earthyness, a bit of candy sweetness manages to emerge, light bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
22oz. bomber served in a pilsner glass. Poured a dark copper with a finger of light tan head. Malty aroma, caramel comes out as it warms. Also a fair amount of American hops in the nose. Medium to full bodied. There is plenty of malt here, but you don’t get the malt complexity of a good German dopplebock. Some sweetness. Hop bitterness makes it a very American take on the style.
Don’t go into this beer expecting German Dopplebock, or you will be disappointed. Just enjoy it as a good beer. It has more in common with an old ale to me. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to tronraner. Clear red-copper, thin whitish head. Aroma is malty, caramel, fruity, toffee. Taste is brown sugar, fruit, caramel. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. The body was medium copper with a white head. Smells of bread dough and pears. The taste was sweet with pears and cinnamon. Some meat notes. A coppery metallic finish. Good.
Shag (3036) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2009
This poured a very dark amber to brown color. The aroma contains some raisins, caramel, and chocolate. The flavor contains some alcohol notes, toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Overall this was a nice beer. Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - JUN 23, 2009
from the depths of the backlog:
dark maroon body with a thin grey head.sweet inviting nose. sweet malty flavor.bubble gum, cotton candy, honey, plums, a metallic finish. light leafy hop note. a grape now&later flavor all over the place with a touch of toffee.
3 6 5 1 10 awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2009
From a 22oz Bottle. Mostly transparent, dark amber colored body with some ruddy hues and a thick layer of creamy beige head. Aromas of prune flesh and tobacco abound in the nose, rich and malty, but in a caramelized crystal malt kind of way, lacking in any munich-laden melanoidins. Clean, yeast-wise, with no noticeable hop aroma. Moderate alcohol warmth. Medium-full bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a chewy malt texture. Clean, malty flavors, with notes of prune, fig, and leather. Only a faint touch of hop bitterness helps to dry up the finish. Well executed, but lacks that distinctive munich-driven melanoidin character I expect and really want from my doppelbocks. I don’t say this to imply they didn’t use munich malt in the beer, but simply to state I’d like to see more of that distinctive, grapey, raisiny melanoidin punch. Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Let me start by saying that I am not a lager person...bock’s are only marginally better in my opinion....Pours a translucent copper color with very little head that dissipated quickly. Very crisp lager flavor with a slight bit of a malty flavor. Not my favorite, but not bad either. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Sampled from 22-oz bottle during Dark Lord Day ’09 at table 3. Pours a clear reddish dark amber brew with a thin beige head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and off-white ring. Aroma of sweetened caramel malt, a touch of brown sugar, dark pitted fruits and some raisin. Taste is full bodied, very light carbonated with a smooth flavor of dark pitted fruits, raisin, some caramel malt and brown sugar. Finish is semi-sweet, the a malty aftertaste that slowly disappears.