BroSpud (2282) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at brewery. Tasted several of the offerings here and enjoyed them all but cannot remember any specifics. It’s always good to get fresh beer. Hopefully I can get myself back there to gather better rating info. jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
Growler. Thanks to Zzbrrt for sharing. Dark brown body with this head. Aroma is smokey, candy and a fresh dug dirt smell. Taste is very sugary - sweet. First taste was odd - almost like a punch in the face. Not bad. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2007
Thanks to zzbrrt for sharing this growler. Pours a deeper brown with ruby red highlights. Head was smaller but may have been due to the growler. Aroma of light smokiness, some dark fruits, bready, some nuts some woodiness. Flavor of sweet grainy malts, caramel, nuts, some alcohol, toast malts. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2006
on tap-pours a light tan head with dark copper color. Aroma is musty, bourbon, sweet malt. Taste follows, smokey. OK carbonation. aracauna (3707) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
From a growler in a trade with jjpm74. Medium brown with rich, malty aromas. A bit of nuttiness in the malt. This is really more like a strong brown ale that what I expected from a doppelbock. Some maple. Good stuff.
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2006
From a growler that was a few hours old. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells nutty with some chocolate thrown in. Tastes of chocolate, light bourbon, and sugary. Gets more pronounced as it warms up. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2006
Growler acquired in trade with ppoitras (thanks!). Poured a dark mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of light wood, toffee, brown sugar, and light chocolates. Tastes of caramel, nuts, and brown sugar with a nice, subtle, chocolate finish. Thinner body. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2006
Thanks to hopdog for this one...
Appears an amber brown with a small off-white head that quickly fades.
Smell brown sugar, flowery, malty like, toffee, cocoa, and almost like I stuck my head over the malt boil during the brew.
Taste is of the same aromas...perhaps slightly better with a mild vanilla note. Gets better as it warms up releasing more sugary malt notes.
Mouthfeel is slightly thin but a decent cocoa in the finish.
egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2006
Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, wood, roasted malts, and caramel. Taste of more nuts and caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, anise, smoke, and cinnamon. Mouthfeel was kinda thin and watery. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Poured into a dandy Pioneer Doppelbock vessel, a tallish, tapered snifter.
Dark russet brown, with rising carbonation, and a decent head, dark cocoa, ...
Invigorating aroma, richly malty, molasses and anise, brown sugar, almost syrupy, quite nice.
Tastin’ it...dark, sweet, thick, rich, very significant mouthfeel, lays large on the palate, ominous and delicious at once...Comes at you full-force, then lays back and rests after delivering it’s sweet promise.
Roasty, toasty, spicy on the finish...full-bodied...a devilish doppel. Lasts long in the mouth...a definite sipper, and an ideal candidate for after-dinner imbibing, or nightcap closer. Surprisingly easy to slide past the tonsils, it oozes decadence and deliciousness.