SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pours clear dark mahogany with a medium-to-large tan head. Smells of raisins and caramel, and some mild biscuit. Taste is sweet and a little bitter, like coffee, and a touch fruity. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Great Lakes The Doppelrock finishes with a tiny bitter kick. CheezCheers (1) - Chicago, USA - NOV 24, 2010 does not count
Tasted this beer at a special preview tapping Monday at Fountainhead in Chicago. Like most of the offerings from Great Lakes, the Doppelrock sticks dead on to the style parameters. Virtually no hop aroma--just rich dark fruit and chocolate on the nose. Clean as can be on the palate, and again, it’s all about the malt: sweet, but not cloying, bready and chocolatey but not roasted. Just a hint of bitterness on the finish.
The big ABV falls right in the style guidelines too, and it hides behind the clean malt flavor. You get a suggestion of alcohol but no heat, with a nice medium body, again, as prescribed. Excellent beer! Releases in February as a new winter seasonal. egajdzis (6672) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
Hazy brown color with a light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, cocoa, nuts, and light smoke. Taste of roasted malts, cocoa, caramel, nuts, tobacco, and light alcohol in the finish. Mario61Aler (21) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2011
A wonderful example of a double bock
Aroma was earthy and sweet, some chocolate notes and a hint of florals
When poured it was a mahogany liquid that produced a carmel colored head that gradually reduced to a light lacey ring
Ah, the taste is superb, lightly sweet and bitter follows to the end with a lingering taste. yum
This is a med/full bodied beer that is creamy and medium thick. The carbination was soft, that finishes dry that lasts for awhile but not unpleastly
This one is a great example of its style, will buy again mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
It starts like a doppelbock should, dark brown color and a big creamy head. The nose is basically just dark, sweet malt, but it’s huge.
Lots of dark sweet malt in the flavor, along with nuttiness and bittersweet chocolate. Almost no hop presence, but that’s fine with this style. A little bit of wood and alcohol warmth. Bit of a sweet and dry finish. And a very late sour hit.
This is one of those that’s great to drink or to sip and savor. Overall, an excellent beer. Very good example of the style.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2012
rated higher but made an error, which tells me that his rating is legit. the doppelrock rocks yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 5, 2011
Great Lakes The Doppelrock is a very clear, deep red beer with a big, foamy, khaki head that has outstanding retention and lacing. There are spicy hops in the aroma with some slightly sweet caramel. There are notes of wood resin and chocolate. It has a smooth, medium body that finishes a little chalky. It’s a bold taste. The tangy, slightly sweet malt is balanced out with a nice wooden bitterness. Roasted flavors and melanoids are detected. It has a long, hot, bitter aftertaste. Wow, this is like as lager version of an American barley wine. It packs a punch. Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2011
An outstanding representation of a great, complex style. The pour produces a deep, translucent mahogany with a medium khaki head that fades to a thin, yet dense cap. Great stringy lacing forms with each tilt of the glass. The nose is filled with nougat, overripe berries, rich caramel, and mild, almost completely absent spruce-like hops. The flavour is just as luxurious as the aroma with similar impressions. Suggestions of candied walnuts, earthy hops, leather, raisins, mild licorice, butterscotch and berries are invoked. The palate is silky, medium-bodied (for the style, otherwise it’s definitely full), and amply carbonated, yet soft enough to keep it dangerously drinkable. The finish has notes of fig, coffee and roasted nuts. I am melting into my couch sipping this delicious malt bomb. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a cheater pint, sample about a month past its freshness date
A: 1/4" foamy off white head with good retention, mahogany amber color, lots of carbonation
S: sweet nose, dark fruit, hint of flower hop
T: malt and caramel sweetness upfront, notes of cherry and raisin, flowery hops in the mix
M: full bodied, chewy mouth
bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2011
12 ounce bottle, best by 6/1/2011. Served in a mug, the beer pours a clear reddish/amber color with an inch frothy tan head. Head retention is good, with a lot of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells like toffee, caramel malt, dark fruit (figs), and a bit of brown sugar. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, just full of malty goodness. There’s also a nutty taste noticable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is great, it’s very smooth and enjoyable. This is a good brew, and a nice addition to Great Lakes bottled lineup. I’d definitely buy this again.