j12601 (13036) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear ruby hued copper with a thin white head. Sweet malt and a touch of dark fruit on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet with nites of caramel and toffee. Soft caramel continues into the finish, delicate alcohol warmth and light yeast.
cheap (6016) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On the cold weather Pgh tour of winter 2015 spring at bocktown robinson. Darker yet not really dark. Just a simple brown clear beer. Nor real perceivable aroma. Initially quite strong alky wise but it fades as the session continues. Some leather feel in this one. Warming but does not burn. Barely any co2 and a little medicinal on the finish. OK for a doppel, better than expected. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - MAY 17, 2014
Poured from a growler into pint glass
Appearance: A nice rusty red color with a low riding head
Smell: Nice sweet smell, some caramelized sugar smell
Taste: sweet, with a sorta caramel/brown sugar taste associated with it and some other malt flavors.
Mouthfeel: relatively smooth, with no overpowering alcohol flavor. Goes down very easily.
Overall: While a little lacking on a real potent flavor savored in some dopplebocks a good brew non the less. snoworsummer (5961) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at Spring House taproom. Pours clear medium/dark brown with a creamy beige head and decent lacing. Tastes very creamy, nutty, sweet, with hints of raisins. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like gold raisins, brown sugar, and malt. sonnycheeba (6279) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Draft. Pours opaque brown with thin off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, licorice, dark fruit, and earthy notes. Flavor is heavy caramel malt, average dark fruit esters, and minimal hop character; slightly sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (13719) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Tap. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and nutty malt, dark fruity esters and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant, cinnamon and nutmeg notes, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium-full body, medium warmth and carbonation. jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 7, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Very dark brown, almost black. Aroma is caramel. Flavor is caramel and chocolate with hints of dark fruit. Nice doppelbock, and much better than I remember from 2-3 years ago. LetsGoState (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
The aroma is of sweet malts. Taste is also sweet malts and roasty with mild bitterness. Dark red in appearance. Overall a nice, full winter brew. Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
From Growler. Pours a clear, dark, amber-brown color with ruby highlights. Topped with a creamy off-white small head that dissipates quickly and leaves very little lacing. Aroma is a nice maltiness and faint alcohol. Flavor is a malty sweetness with a slight toastiness and some dark fruit. Medium bodied. Very smooth. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Draft at capones. Pours a dark brune body with a tan head. Sweet chocolate and lager notes. Sweet malty musky and a light medicinal cherry flavors. eh.