bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into dimpled mug.
Appearance: Fairly dark but brilliant red that really glows in the light. Just a thin white cap on top.
Aroma: Caramel, cherry, light roasted notes, and metallic & spicy noble hops. A little mild - seems more like a Marzen, Vienna or standard Bock.
Taste: Fairly sweet caramel, brown sugar and cherry, with some very light chocolate and toasted notes. Overall, a fairly complex malt profile. Some spicy, bitter noble hops at the finish, but they actually seem a little off-putting, as if the malts and hops don’t quite gel.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is somewhat smooth, dry finish.
Overall: A solid Doppelbock that could have used a tad more balance. As it is, it is certainly enjoyable and quite drinkable, but a little too sweet as the hops don’t quite measure up. pushkinwow (2897) - Ottawa, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
12oz bottle. Mahogany with an off white head. Malts, bit of yeast and sugar, caramel. Fairly smooth, light, thin, low carbonation, quick but sweet finish with some malt and brown sugar. jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish. MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Another great beer from Great Lakes. Doppelbocks can be freak’n terrible. So many are malty sweet to the point of well...not very good. Doppelrock is malty like a doppel is supposed to be, but instead of over the top sweetness, there’s a nice dry spice and delicious balance. It’s complex and long in flavor. Highly recommended. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Brawley’s Beverage in Charlotte, NC. Opened 4/23/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy notes, toffee, bread and a bit of raisin. The taste is bitter hops, raisins, anise and faint roasted malts. Medium bodied. 100th rating of this beer!
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2011
12oz bottle from Chuck’s poured into a shaker. Bottle dated 6/12/2011.
Pours a dark amber/light brown. Thick tan head(think Guinness) that is quite frothy and leaves good lacing.
Aroma is quite sweet. Caramel and bready malt. Also a slight hint of doughy yeast.
Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and lightly sour. Has a medium-strong coffee aftertaste to it that gives way to a strongly sweet taste that just sits on the back of your tongue.
Medium-light bodied with a creamy and sticky texture. Very lively carbonation gives way to a long coffee and sweet malt finish.
Overall, its a pretty good beer. Nothing I would seek out on the shelves but something I would drink again if I came across it. If this is your first great lakes experience, go with something different but come back to this one eventually. I remember this one being better last time I had it but it also could have been because it’s been sitting in my fridge for about 6 months. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Pours brown wit a thin tan head. Smells of some fruit, toffee, caramel. Tastes lightly spicy with some dark fruit hints and some sweet toffee notes on the finish. cbfobes (2891) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
12oz bottle, pours a clear dark brown with a red hue in the light, slight tan head with some lacing, aroma is of malt with some toffee and coffee, the flavor was mostly of malt and is pretty sweet, I’ve never been a huge fan of this style. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a tan head. Caramel and toffee aroma with light roast and light dark fruits. Caramel and dark fruit flavor with toffee and some nuttiness. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel/toffee lingers with dark fruits. freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a short rinsed tulip glass. Nice cloudy root beer color. Thin head, little lacing, malt cider smell carried into the flavor, cider, rotten banana, a little alcohol burn. Thin watery mouthfeel. I didn’t enjoy this beer.