BlackBeerPG (713) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Taste: semi sweet deep caramel malt with some noted spiced, boozy notes. Barley, earthy, nose. Mahogany/Copper color, clear, tan foamy head with some lace. Medium body. A mellow version of the famous Celebrator Doppelbock. 25 IBUs muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Everett’s in South Beloit, WI, consumed around cellar temp from an Ayinger weizen glass. Pours a faintly hazy/oily dark amber, with a large, fluffy, lasting off-white crown of foam...nose of toasted nuts and perhaps a bit of popcorn, light caramel/brown sugar, a hint of oregano, it’s pleasant but not as strong as it could be...body is fairly sweet and lightly alcoholic at the front, getting a bit drier and somewhat bitter - smoky/toasty rather than hoppy, as expected, with the alcohol presence also growing but not in an unpleasantly boozy way...warming and smooth...body is reasonably full, with fairly low carbonation, never sticky...could be a little bit heftier I think, the feel of it is more like that of a lower-gravity brown ale or something. Still all in all a good effort - like most of the beers I’ve had from this brewery, solid without being close to spectacular. vyvvy (6520) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2017
It pours mahogany with a beige head. The aroma has toasted malt, citrus, syrup and caramel malt. It has a medium body with lightly rough carbonation. The taste has some sweetness, astringency, red fruits, toasted bread and some minerals. Very unconventional for the style. Interesting. akoeninger (763) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2017
On tap at Merchant in Madison. A solid rich, caramel, and raisin bock. I really enjoyed it. Strykzone (7422) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Draft at Elijah Ps. An attractive cherry red beer. Earth, wheat, and big malts make for a flavorful beer. Dark fruit with brown sugar, cinnamon, and toffee. Alcohol is only noticed very late. This is good stuff.
kaser (6314) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Way better than expected - not a big dopplebock guy. Brownish red draft at Matilda. White head. Yes, fruity notes. Earthy, spices, nutmeg and easy to drink. Hats off to Metropolitan djd07 (15090) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle thanks to Korea. Pours a hazy copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is licorice, raisin, caramel. Medium body, caramel, raisin, nice sweetness, light finish, good. thegreenrooster (4441) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pour is a dark red-brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is a nice caramel malt with plenty of dark fruit and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is a really nice dark fruit. Lots of sugar plumbs, raisons and a dark toffee coating. This was a pretty flavorful doppelbock and pretty spot on for the style. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a cold April night. Appearance is a dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is rich in caramel malt, sweet, faint. Taste is very good, great sweet profile rich in chocolate and caramel, biscuit flavored / rich. Good stuff! zgaier (1957) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is of toasted malt, toffee, bread, and dark fruits leading to a malty, caramel finish.