northropfrye (3662) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014 DrnkMcDermott (3123) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Millstream. $3.25 for 12 oz. Plastic cup is okay, since it lets me sit at their little biergarten in front of the brewery on a warm March day. Brown with a little cherry juice type red, and a nice layer of foam. My allergic nose might not be getting all of the smell, but at least it’s nice and malty, a hearty malt sweetness with no obvious hops in the way.Notes of banana muffin, molasses, spice cake from the wheat malt. Chewy texture with slight graininess. Clove note at the finish.
Ruby red body. Candy and cocoa aroma. Kind of somewhere between a tart Belgian red and a dopplebock though the flavours could be ramped up a bit. Unique and tasty. cards04 (2834) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Good bock. Pours a brandy color. Aromas of smoke, red licorice. Dark fruits. Sweet and malty. A fine doppelbock. arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2014
Tap at Millstream brewery. Dark brown with light brown head. Nose is caramel. Sweet and wine flavor. AWISLguy (3242) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle from Brennans. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma has caramel, brown sugar, some black patent malts and faint chocolate. Taste is of sweet caramel, some roast and some cocoa powder, with bread and some earthiness. Medium bodied. Sweet and syrupy - probably too sweet, but no idea bottle age. Some tanginess as befitting a dopple. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle courtesy of pepsican. Thanks! Pours a clear dark amber color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of mild roasted malts and raisins. Some dustiness. Dunkel-ish. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, raisin, chocolate. Medium bodied. Decent.
cubs (10677) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of pepsiedcan. RESPECT MALT LIKKA, MY BRO. Pours a dark orangish brown appearance with a light brown head that disappears pretty quickly. Toasty caramel, quite herbal/earthy, a touch spicy, cherry aroma. Dark caramel, chewy grainy, dry herbal, a bit fruity flavor that is showing some signs of oxidation. JStax (7075) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker ruby color with a smooth, beige head of foam that starts about one finger width, and dissipates down to a thin cap. The beer has a pronounced, roasty coffee presence with some walnuts and hazelnuts coming through. The taste is roasty with a mellow sweetness in the finish, leaving a warming on the back of the tongue. Overall, pretty good. Nice doppelbock. skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Decent little cap of tan foam, and good retention. The aroma has a slightly robust malt sweetness, with some faint hop presence to pair.
Nicely balanced flavor. Not too sweet like some of it’s kind. The caramel is nice and subtle up front with light roast creeping in at the finish and a touch of chocolate. I like that this beer is only 7.9% ABV, and even with that level you would expect to taste it a bit, but this beer hides it well. a good drinking beer. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, darker amber with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel, molasses, and lighter chocolate malts with spicy earth and peppery alcohol around.. a bit sweet, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found sweet caramel, chocolate, molasses, and a little licorice at the core.. vanilla bean and spicy, earthy hops around.. finished with well-toasted, darker sweetness and a little peppery alcohol. Medium-bodied and sweet as mentioned on the palate.. there was also a good tanginess throughout that cut the sugars nicely.. I’d gladly drink more of ’em. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear garnet color. Head, what head? Pleasant aroma that included the likes of dark fruits, brown sugar-soaked-dried cherry, and subdued white pepper. Really liked how this smelled. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with carbonation on the lower end of the spectrum. Toffee, maple, brown sugar, and dark fruit flavors. Pretty good. Must defend Millstream a bit on this one. Some of the previous ratings in this thread opine that it is too sweet, but I’d say the sugars in this one are appropriate for the style, and certainly drier than many Doppelbocks I’ve had.