phaleslu (11074) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Draft at the brewpub, served in a half liter dimpled mug. Pours a cloudy amber color with an incho of off-white head that laces the glass and forms a lasting cap atop the liquid. Notes of caramel, toast, earth, chocolate, leaves, brown sugar, mild coffee, and a bit of woodiness. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and an earthy, malty, bitter, and sweet mouthfeel. Good beer. Robust, but mellow and balanced. jsquire (4753) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Deep cooper color out of the tap with a fluffy cream colored head. Light nose of malt syrup. This drinks really light for 8%. Burnt caramel and molasses sweetness with some buttered toast notes. Apple fruity with a nice alcohol tingle in the finish. Not the richest double bock, but tasty. wxman (1872) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On draft at the Hofbrau. Pours a deep clear amber with a decent off white head that diminishes but sticks around. Rich sweet caramely aroma. /taste is sweet roasted malt, maple, caramel and some hop bitterness. Alcohol evident but not stong or over powering. really good stuff; nice and fresh! AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
So, aroma is a little weak and the palate is a a little light for a dopplebock, but it is pretty good. Hints of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. I was surprised at the abv on it. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Half liter on tap at Hofbrauhaus Newport. Pours a nice mahogany color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is very malty and sweet with a mild nuttiness to it. Lots of caramel and toffee. Flavor starts out mellow and sweet with some more very sweet caramel notes and gains a bitterness in the back of the mouth with maybe a tiny hint of coffee. Never really got too bitter though and stayed malty in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A nice fresh dopplebock. Not sure how it would taste bottled and sent at a distance but at the location it was refreshing and surprisingly east drinking for the alcohol.
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2007
From a draft liter at the brewpub - It\’s just a very nice dopplebock, although a liter mug of it set me back seven bucks and sevebty-five cents! Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2007
I’m sure tasters with a more cultivated palate enjoy this beer far more than I do.
I couldn’t’ taste all the flavors their website boasted but I did notice the overpowering alcohol finish. The 2007 February seasonal topped out at 10.4% abv. One was all I felt like drinking.
Tmoney99 (15322) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 Tap at Newport. Seasonal brew. Dark amder color with medium rocky head. Complex aroma of sweet and hops. Flavor was good with full body of coffee and hops. Good finish. entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
An excellent Dopplebock. Had on tap at location during the Super Bowl. Caramel in the beginning with a balanced finish that’s not to short but doesn’t linger on. Thus it made an excellent session beer. 8.0% abv does give a slight headrush.