glennmastrange (2881) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle. Full of malty sweetness, but no real depth. Some hops profile, but not in balance. This Doppelbock is an easy drinker, but it isn’t something to search out. ozzy70 (1170) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown, foamy tan head. Aroma was roasted, fruit and malts. Taste was toasted malts and fruit. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JAN 31, 2016
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a dark brown-mahogany color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a lighter level of retention fading rather fast to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is lighter overall and consists mainly of a caramel and molasses aroma. Along with these smells are some light bready smells as well as a hint of darker fruits of raisin and plum.
Taste – The taste begins with a malty taste that is mainly of a toasted bready taste. Along with this flavor are some sweeter tastes of caramel, molasses, and a light dark fruit taste. As the taste advances the malt fades a little bit with a bit more molasses and dark fruit, as well as a little bit of hay coming to the tongue. These tastes take the taste to the end to leave one with a moderately dark, sweet, and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner side for a doppelbock with a carbonation level that is medium. For the lower abv. of only 5.7 % the feel was decently appropriate, although for the style a thinner carbonation and thicker body would have accentuated the malt and sweet more nicely.
Overall – A decent brew overall. It has a malty and sweet taste of a doppel all while not being as potent as most. Still it lacked some depth of flavor and feel that a bigger doppel may contain (if done right). Not bad, but nothing superb either.
Larry_Duffman (551) - - JAN 22, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a brown color with a quickly dissipating beige head and some lacing. The aroma is caramel and chocolate. The taste is caramel, grassy hops, and some toffee. It’s carbonated and a bit thin. I thought this was decent enough. highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Deep chestnet brown with tan head. No decernable aroma but it is a little cold. Flavor is similar to other double bocks I have had but presents as a bit fake carmel similar to dos x amber. Not bad just not deep flavor i am looking for. A bit thin.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a snifter.
2.5 A: Deep brown color. Two fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is below average and just a wisp or two of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Surprisingly roasty with chocolate. Dry overall, like a schwarzbier. Simple, but surprisingly adequate.
3.0 T: It also tastes like a schwarzbier. Dry roastiness, light neutral maltiness. Hints of chocolate and caramel. Not a lot of flavor overall though.
3.25 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth. Decent here.
3.25 D: It really isn’t too bad. Definitely better than most of the Leiny lineup.
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DavoleBomb, Jan 23, 2015 vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Red Amber color. Caramel malt aroma. Taste- caramel malt dominates. Pretty one dimensional. Some light grassy hops lend some balance. Pretty sweet. Caramel roll-ish. Decent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jandd1983 (4377) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2016
On tap. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was sweet and malty with dark fruits and some caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with dark fruits and some chocolate. Not bad. BillWyce (1092) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours clear copper color, with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Mild aroma of caramel mixed with a biscuit note. Medium body, just a touch syrupy, with a dry finish. Flavor is nutty, with touches of caramel and citrus underneath. Biscuit note at the back. GIJOE (1220) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Pours a ruby brown; somewhat dark. Thin, off-white head that lingers a while. Nose is malty. Taste is a bit sweet and cola like. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Not bad.