RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   ABV: -
When there's snow on the ground, you'll see our famous Doppelbock on tap to warm you back up. Our strongest beer offers intense malt flavors and little or no hop aroma. This darker lager is definitely one to tackle over dinner.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Tastes of toasted malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Nice carbonation and a bit of spice on the finish. Mouthfeel is malty but ultimately a bit thin.

thegreenrooster (4406) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pour is a dark brown with some red showing thru. Aroma is a nice roasted malt, earth and sugar with a bit of alcohol. Flavor is a ok dank maltyness with some caramel but not enough that dank maltyness you expect in a dopple. Finish has a bit of dark fruit but kinda watery. It’s ok but still nothing special.

phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Draft sample at St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival 2011. Pours a deep brown color with some faint reddish highlights and a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, brown sugar, earth, nuts, and some peppery spice. That same pepper shows up in the flavor along with toasted malts, brown sugar, and nuts, but it all comes together a little better than the aroma. Medium-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a peppery, toasty mouthfeel. Decent doppelbock.

kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2011
(draught at StL Heritage Festival) deep brown. Malty aroma. Sweet malt flavor.

Brigadier (3690) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2010
On tap at brewpub
The final sample was a dopplebock which probably had the most flavor of any beer in the flight. Considering the style that doesn’t mean much. It was still just as thin and dull as everything else. This must have been watered down with some of the local snow fall. Nothing else can explain how a dopplebock tasted so thin.

Aroma / Appearance - Opaque and maroon this beer has a nice appearance that almost fools you into thinking it has potential. The giveaway is the watery way in which it swishes around the glass. No self respecting doppelbock should do that. Roasted almonds, caramel brownies, and wood shavings form some semblance of depth. Unlike the other beers you don’t need to strain to pick it up but it is still all over the place.

Flavor / Palate - Cherry pie sprinkled over oak chips creates a taste that would have been interesting if the mouthfeel was not thinner than dishwater. There is nothing robust about this at all other than you have to be "robust" to attempt to drink a whole pint without wanting to hang your head in shame that such a bad beer could be put out.

wxman (1820) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2010 Sampled at the St Louis Brewers Heritage Festival 2009. A really good example of the style. I’ve always thought of Morgan as a little on the light weight side in their approach to brewing, but this one is top notch. Definitely true to style with the sweet chewy toasted malt goodness of maple and caramel and just a little hops to balance. I’m impressed!

SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2008
hmmmm, my second strong lager of the night, what is up with this lager drinking lately for me. dark with great clarity in the shaker glass in the brewpub. notes of chocolate and a carmelly sweetness, Not super strong tasting (could be more robust as some of the better doppelbocks are, so, for the style not so great but still a very satisfying beer!

heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2008
At the brewpub. Served a little too cold. Dark brown body with a thin off white head. The aroma was sweetened iced tea with some caramel. The taste is light iced tea with light hints of Tootsie Rolls. A decent malty dopplebock with a little bit of a little bit of a bubblegum finish.

bonehead2205 (2) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2007 does not count
Lots of malt. Easy to drink yet not weak in flavor. Went great with a meal or standalone.

BOBANDDOUG (61) - Belleville, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Part of a sample bunch, prior to the Packers/Rams game ( GO PACK!) My favorite of the bunch from these guys. Poured dark, with creamy head. Aroma smelled of fresh roasted malt. Tastes sweet (which I like in a dop), with more honey than the honey wheat I sampled. Didn’t notice the high carbanation others have said. Finishes with just a very,very slight taste of hops. A bit thinner than German dops, not a Celebrator, Optimator, or Maximator threat, but, is a nice, easy to drink, and maybe a session dopple.

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