brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Chocolate, dark fruit, prunes, and a bit of soy sauce. Sweet caramel, mild roast, and some cola. Very malty flavor. Caramel, mild roast, chocolate, and dark fruit. Light cola and prunes, yeast, and some spice. Nice full mouthfeel. bhensonb (15965) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours ruddy amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma of medium stone fruit and slightly roasted malt. Med + body. Flavor is medium dark fruit, smooth roast caramel. Quite smooth. A bit of chocolate after awhile. Later, even lightly spicy. Very nice beer. marcus (10867) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a fruit and dark malt aroma and a clinging beige head. There is a chocolate and smoked malt flavor with a dry finish. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Draft. Ruby-amber beer with a tan head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Toffee and light banana flavor. Medium bodied. Toffee lingers with light fruitiness. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
On tap at the Universal City Location. Pours a clear amber with an off-white ring around the head. Tons of wheat and malts in the aroma with some fruitiness. Taste is nutty, malty and some tobbacco. Slightly cream mouthfeel.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
On tap. Clear dark brown with no head. Big sweat molasses and grainy bread aroma and taste with a caramel bread finish and a sweet slightly sticky palate. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2010
On tap; poured a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, bread, and sweet malt. Flavor was sweet, toasted, bready with some caramel and fruit. Solid. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2010
On tap at the Old Columbia brewpub. pours brown with a thin white head. Has a fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet with a mild bitterness. The most dramatic thing is its wine-like nature. Delicious but too sweet for the style. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2008
On Tap @ Hamilton’s shared with Bikesandbeer. Pretty nice brew overall. Pours dark brown not completely opaque with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet, malty and nice with a chocolate overtone. Good work Karl Strauss this is a nice Dopplebock. wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Thanks WeeHeavySD for entering this beer. This rating has been sitting in my wallet for months waiting for someone to enter the beer. I’ve tried it once or twice at Karl Strauss Carlsbad. Looks great. Deep red color. Small microfoam off-white head. Mild aroma. A little malty. Taste is decent. Leans sweet. Tastes a little young. Maybe a touch of vegetal or something, but still very good. Easy to drink.