HippieFee (484) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Large Format - Cloudy light brown color with a nice amount of carbonation and only a small head that didn’t last very long. Very sweet flavor on the palate. GenDV138 (7965) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by maniac at the Annapolis tasting, thanks Joe! Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, floral hops, malt, caramel. Tastes of malt, light roast, bitter notes, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Iphonephan (7515) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear brownish amber with an off white head. Light malty nose. Flavors of nuts with a citrus bite. Bitter finish. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Not a fan of the style, but since it was local and promised excessive hopping, I figured I would give it a shot. Poured a deep amber, slight head. Aroma was the typical doppelbock molasses dregs, but with an interesting earthy, floral, pepsin hop thing going on that reminded me a bit of their Black Bear imperial stout. Flavor was basically a match. Should note that when it was cold, the doppelbock character was stronger. As it warmed, the high hopping rate and bitterness showed a lot more, and it came across almost like an American Strong. Not bad. Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle pours a pretty clear purple with ring of off white head. Pretty sure this a decent example of the style, but I REALLY don’t care for doppelbocks all that much. Sickly sweet medicinal cherry cough syrup and earthy bitter hops. Not a good combo imho.
obguthr (6927) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Faint cherry nose. Clear garnet, thin yellow head. Woody, mild maraschino note with a walnut finish. Somewhat like fruitcake, but dry. Medium body, a little boozy. Ugh, doppelbocks. TheBeerGod (6294) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Muddy copper pour with a short tan head. Malty and earthy with caramel and dark bread in the nose. Taste is chewy caramel, toasted malt, sweet malt, grains, dark bread, alcohol and earthy hops with a touch of herbal hops. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more dark bread, herbal hops, lighter floral hops, caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains and candy notes. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
10/3/2014. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet, malty aromas with dark fruit and earthy notes. Bitter hops, molasses, nutty flavors. Long bitter finish. jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Keg @ Sedona. Deep amber with a small head. Nose is pretty jammy. Grape jelly. Welch’s all over this. Cocoa, roasted nut. Carmel. Similar flavor. Sort of hoppy. Cherry and red grape fruit leather. Cocoa. Dark chocolate. Full body, slightly oily. By far the best beer Lickinghole have done. Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at Whole Foods Fair Lakes, 8/19/14. Pours a clear copper with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, toasted malts, caramel, honey, noble hops. The taste is toffee, dark fruits, toasted malts, noble hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slight lingering bitterness.