BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2009
375ml Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WAganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Aroma: Nice malt aroma with a slight skunk from being light struck.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thick head.
Flavor: Nice Doppel flavor with a good malt and some hops the skunk was light but tolerable.
Palate: Dry finish with semi nice Mouthfeel.
Overall: Nice beer from Germany I would drink it from the tap for sure I bet it is tasty.
Half-liter swing-top. Sweet brown sugar nose with light chocolate, raisin, and grape. Pours ruby-mahogany with a creamy light brown head. Taste is predominately grapey, or grapeulous, with a smooth but flat feel and a general drying out, though not to completion. Light nutty tones and again, brown sugar. Faint toast, sticky, plummy malt. Soothing with well-hidden alcohol, a sweet dessert beer. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a caramel brown with a one finger beigh head. Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel and notes of molasses. Flavor is moderately sweet with dark caramel, toasted malts, brown sugar and a hint of chocolate with a medium body and a sweet malty finish. Decent brew JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Umber color with a taller, quite dense taupe head. Decent lace. Big malty aroma, with dark rye dough, dark caramel and a touch of dates. Sweet toasty malt flavors. Some caramel, and floral hops in the middle. Drier finish and hints of alcohol. An slightly above average doppelbock. Sweet and a bit grainy, but this seems to be the pattern of most german doppelbocks lately. Perhaps a push to get them on the shelf with less lagering. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Poured a clear deep brown color. Sweet toffee and raisin aroma with some sugary notes. The flavor was of raisins and mildly roasted malt. Medium bodied.
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
.5 l bottle Pours a muddled hazy brown with a thinning head. Super sweet aroma but almsot becomes cloying, a bit off- and seems almost like a stale malt extract twang going on with some stale cereal and fake sweetener character. Phenolic and placticy in the flavor with over the top big malt syrupy maple sweetness but finsihes a bit thin and astringent- too fake. ugh. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle shared by Dickinsonbeer. Pours a clear coppery brown. The aroma is sweet caramel and lightly roasted malt. The flavor is lightly roasted malt, sweet caramel and overripe fruit. Dries out a bit as it approaches the finish. Thin and watery body. I really like malty doppelbocks, but this one just doesn’t do it for me. JoeMcPhee (10137) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle shared by pilsnerpeter. Deep brown amber beer with a thin head. Sweet sticky aroma. A bit of unpleasant grassy stickiness that I don’t really care for. Flavour is quite rich and sweet with a lot of rich deep malts. Caramel and a bit of toast. Meh. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Chestnut appearance with an average size, beige head and little lacing. Caramel malt aroma with notes of ripe fruit, molassas and dark bread. Sweet, malty taste, some chocolate, some dark fruit, but amply hopped to lend balance. Medium-to-full bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with enough alcohol to add dryness to the lingering finish. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle from the Sam’s in Downers Grove, IL. Nice pour from the swing-top bottle, a clear mahogany body with a tall, creamy, frothy light tan head and much, much lace. The aroma is very sweet and malty, almost unchecked save by a scent of burnt molasses. The flavor is slightly more balanced, caramel with dark brown sugar, some toastiness, a faint grassy bitterness, and a generous splash of alcohol. Sticky sweet finish. Not bad.