slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"this is a pretty good beer. i liked it a tad better than double dead guy (Rogue). Nice biscuity aroma and flavor, good medium body. Very pleasing. A solid effort." beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle pours a dark red/brown with a thin off white top. Scent is caramel and dark fruits, some sugar. Taste is caramel, dark sugar and some yeast. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. I have been cellaring this for awhile. Caramel, toffee, fruity, grape. This is a nice doppelbock. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle, 25th anniv. Pale Doppelbock. Pours clear amber with beige head. Aroma of some burnt caramel and weeds. Flavor is somewhat sweet, malty and a earth hop blended in. Medium mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation. Overall, is good but strikes me as unbalanced and rushed. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
(22oz bomber) clear copper, ring of caramel bubbles. Nose of herbs, caramel, agave. Taste of onion, light caramel, some off flavors.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/19/09. Poured into my pilsner glass a deep tawny color with a huge off-white head. Nice ruby tint to this. Very pretty beer. Smells of caramel malts, bread, plum, and earthy tones. Decent.
Mouthfeel is really weak on this. I was sorely disappointed. Very wet and slick. This was just too slippery of a drink. No crispness to this at all. Flavor was very malty and bready. Sweet toasted sugar throughout. Finishes slightly sour like sourdough. Well-done.
Drinkability was fine enough. I just didn’t dig the mouth on this one. Overall, a fine beer though. Glad I got the chance to try it. fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle pours brown with a medium tan head. Very complex nose, wheat, red vinous notes, caramel and toast. Flavor is caramel malt and a nice rich yeast ester finish with mild tartness. Awesome! brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
A: The pour is a dark amber color, definitely some brown notes and a finger of tan head.
S: Pretty much what you expect from a doppelbock with notes of dark fruits such as raisins and plums, cola, and toasted bread. Maybe a touch of molasses and brown sugar.
T: Sweet brown sugar, caramel, and molasses. Bread and toasted malt with a touch of roast. Some plums and raisins, perhaps some cherries as well.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: Pretty decent example of a doppelbock, especially for one brewed by an American brewery.