theisti (4176) - Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
12 oz bottle purchased at the North End Market in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Enjoy by 05/29/12 printed on label. The pour is a hazed brown golden with a light tan head. The aroma is sweet toffee caramel malt with a nice hay grassiness underneath. The taste is chewy malt, nutty earthy, toffe caramel, then hay grass and mineral. Some clove herbal yeast in the finish. Palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a hint of alcohol in the finish. Nice Doppelbock Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2012
THOUGHTS: A great doppelbock. Very malty with just the right amount of noticeable alcohol.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark red that was nearly brown in the glass with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma contained moderate to heavy molasses and caramel; lighter grain; slight roasted malt; apple; cherry; brown sugar; maple syrup; and slight alcohol. The initial flavor was heavily sweet and slightly acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet and slightly sour. There was molasses, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, a little cherry and apple, honey, alcohol, and a little grain. The slightly more than medium body was a little oily but more syrupy and sticky on the lips with tingly carbonation and a light alcoholic finish. maekchu (4024) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2012
On tap at Acadia Cafe in MSP. Strong brown sugar and spice aroma. Thin translucent brown. Mild sweet initial, some raisins and dark sugars. Medium body. A bit thin, overall. Hides the alcohol well. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Served in a pint glass. Pours a rich clear brown with a finger light tan head. Aroma is toffee, brown sugar, caramel, smoked malts, and a touch of faint pine. Flavor is sweet at first. Caramel and brown sugar at first, than it gives way to roasted barley and smoke. Mouthfeel is sort of thinner and alcohol is hidden well. Really good doppelbock. jsquire (4563) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Cola colored beer out of the bottle with a thin whisp of a head on the surface. Big sweet nose with some molasses and roast grains. Very malty beer with some roast grains, smoke, molassas, brown sugar and some burnt buttered toast. Decent sweet double bock.
Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On draft at Capone’s in Philadelphia.
The beer is transparent and amber hued with crimson highlights. The aroma brings sweet malts, as well as a light fruit and nut character. The beer is sweet and malt forward, with a subtle earthy taste. The body is rather thin. The finish is dry with a hint of hop bitterness. A decent brew, but a bit too thin and sweet for me.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-23-2011 DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2012
A very good dopplebock. Every time I have this style of beer I’m pleasantly surprised. I think I’m too hop-forward with my beer styles lately. This one is a keeper.
crajun (1259) - , Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12oz bottle to glass. Great aroma - nutty toffee aroma and I got slight chocolate?? nice brown/amber pour. Taste was good - preferred cold vs. warmer - as it warms too much of the alcohol comes through. solid brew Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
12oz bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a clear, deep brown colored body with a pretty reddish hue. Finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big and round malts with lots of bready caramels, tootsie roll chocolates, a touch of molasses, brown sugar, and plenty of nuts. Some raisins and plums, a hint of earth, and just the slightest roast hint. Flavor is similar. Very smooth and soft, full malts throughout with a nice drying bitterness to balance. Plenty of bready caramels and cocoa nibs with some nutty toasts, a touch of molasses, and some brown sugar. Light roast notes come along in the middle with some raisins, plums, and a light earth. Finishes very smooth and malty, but dries cleanly and nicely thanks to the light roast and earth notes. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid doppelbock. Very smooth and malty with a nice caramel, cocoa, nutty toast, dark fruit, and balancing roast and earthiness. Not overly sweet or sticky at all. Good one. alexsdad06 (10640) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Sampled from growler from shigadeyo. Pours a clear deep copper color with a thin beige film. The aroma had sweet malts, caramel, mild roasted notes, lightly grainy with some toasted bread. The flavor went back and forth between the toasted malts and the sweeter caramel malts. Some char and biscuity notes at the finish with a light hint of coffee. Soft carbonation, but this did come from a growler.