TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2013mjmoen (520) - - MAY 25, 2017
Pours almost coffee black with a tan head that stays. Aromas of light chocolate malts and some caramel but a bit faint. Flavor is mainly a big malt punch with some slight coffee bitterness but is still rather drinkable and the alcohol is almost non-existent. In the realm of dopplebocks, this one might be one of the best I’ve had.
Pours a black color with khaki head. Full of flavor. Bread aromas and malty HourGlass13 (845) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Pours a deep caramel brown with a thin tan head that left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of malt, caramel, mild toast, and a touch of prune. The flavor is similar with big malt leading the way, caramel, and mild toast. There is definitely some dark fruit taste in here with fig and prune. Mild bitterness. Nice well rounded mouthfeel. Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2016
Sample at GABF 2016. Noted it as 11.0% alcohol. High creamy brown lasting head. Very dark red brown body. Roasted malt straw caramel slightly sour lemon like aroma. Mild and sweet wineous caramel cocoa flavor, little hops bitterness, low carbonation, long finish. Alcohol well hidden. pictoman (1084) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Poured from 1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle (February release). Dark brown with tan head. Light caramel malt, very mild chocolate, hint of mild nuts. stevoj (4964) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle from Albertsons. Seems light on the pour, lots of carbonation, frothy head with sticky lacing. Roast malts on the nose, and then gets deeper in taste. Mefium weight body adds to the experience, it all feels right. Not quite Celebrator, but not too far away either.
euniceradio (525) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2016
On tap. Pours black with brown sticky head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted malts, and nut. Taste of same with deep malt bill. Mouthfeel is heavy oily. Drinks like a porter. drpimento (3572) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Yum, killer beer. Very Malty, smooth lots of toffee, hint of molasses, easy to drink. Love to try again. JStax (6357) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has notes of brown sugar and root beer. The taste is similarly sweet. Bigger body and medium carbonation. yjmr (14) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Nice sweet aroma and smokey flavor. Hides alcohol well. Drinkable for an 8% beer. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2016
2009 Vintage finally opened on 2/19/2016, on the week of Double Vision’s annual release date by Grand Teton. Bottle conditioned, gold-foil labeled 1.0 Liter swing-top bottle. This is the brew chosen to celebrate my 1,000th tasting review on Ratebeer.com. ...and a terrific choice at that! Only wish I had some mates here to share it with. Oh well, all for me will have to work. Notes: mild pop upon opening stirs concern that this might be past it’s prime. A dimpled mug receives a silky smooth, cola brown pour with nil head. The nose and first taste... a surprise, a success. This is a great Doppelbock! All the aforementioned characteristics are still present seven years on. Bright, strong malty nose of caramel; hay and cereal galore as if there are lambs present; along with some mild spices. It’s as if I’m tasting this in the middle of a farm. The flavor is very malt-forward as well. Medium sweet and a little bitter roast. Burnt caramel attack that never ends. Full body, thick-sticky texture, mild carbonation and a long mildly roasted finish. Almost a pity I opened this without an audience. Dynamite Dopple!!