AirForceHops (8283) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2016
12 oz. bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Color is a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is raisins, dark bread, chocolate, and yeast. firemarshal (206) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Flavor shows toffee, toasted dark bread, and dark fruits. Some cola hints with chocolatey finish. Also have a mild bitterness for balance. Good body, smooth carbonation. Honestly, much better than I anticipated.
Bottle. Clear brown color. Aroma is all cane syrup. Taste is tart apple, caramel, toffee and cream cheese. The finish is a nice hops mixture and the alcohol is not overpowering but a nice warm touch. Very good.
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Bottle, 12 fl oz, Trader Joe’s, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Overall pleasant, aroma of e.g. burnt caramel. Pleasant, small finish. eggraid101 (80) - Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
A lot of caramel taste. I don't love bocks and this did not change my mind. What it lacks in body it makes up for in carbonation
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Bottle - big foamy head, beautiful dark Amber color, big malty aroma and flavor, fair earthy hop balance, a little bit of a weird/off flavor in there, not bad overall though
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Andrew196 (2062) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Color of root beer, almost no head. Smelled of tobacco, caramel and iced tea leaves but somehow unappealing. Maltier flavor than expected. Sweet malts, barley, some caramel and toffee, soft texture...it sort of rallied for me after a lousy start but overall I was not whelmed. DenverLogan (1332) - North Bend, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2015
12 oz bottle from Trader Joes. Label says brewed in San Jose, CA, with no mention of Gordon Biersch. Different label and listed as Winter Brew, Dark Bouble Bock Lager. Pours brown with head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark malts, slightly burnt caramel, minerals, slight oak or earthy flavors. Overall rich, hearty, decent. maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Nose is slightly bitter and spicy. Taste is extremely spicy, and it overwhelms everything else. VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours clear brown with little head. Malty, caramel aroma. Flavor is roasted malt and caramel with a metallic finish. Medium body with soft carbonation and slightly sticky texture. bigericsports (109) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2016 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass, pours auburn red color. Moderate creamy beige head with some long lasting lacing. Rich roasted malt nose has sweet notes of caramel and chocolate cherries, sweet roasted maltiness. Aroma has some dates and raisins, a hint of chocolate, a touch of maple syrup. A rich satisfying toasty malty Doppelbock Lager. Would recommend to my friends.