Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2016 AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Malty aroma of molasses, figs in syrup, caramelized sugar, walnut bread, and a bit of milk chocolate. Exciting and rich — pop the cap, and the sweet aromatics permeate the air around it immediately . The taste is lighter than the aroma, with some sweetness, followed by a tinge of bitterness and alcohol, and a finish that’s a little on the dry side. The mouthfeel is medium-thick, with soft carbonation that becomes lathery on the back of your tongue. I liked it quite a bit — I expected worse.
Sample at GABF 2016. Low and quickly disappearing off-white head. Hazy amber body. Alcohol dominated sweet wineous port like aroma. Sweet malt caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish. Beachmaster (558) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a clear medium brown, with a moderate khaki head that quickly fades. Nose is caramel and dark fruit. Taste is very sweet caramel, with a little dark fruit. Very sweet, cloying finish. Not balanced, and not as good as classic doppelbocks. Would not buy again. hayduke (5218) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass amber with a thing light tan cap of foam Aroma of malts and some fruit. Medium body. Very smooth mouth feel. Flavor is rich and malty. Finishes malty. No hops detected. Good though. Haslinger (929) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Deep brownish pour. Decent sweet notes in the nose, some sweet caramel in the initial taste. Finishes smooth and less sweet than it starts although there is some burnt sugar in the finish. Absolutely NOT worth $9.50 a pour. Would barely drink again a normal price. Would never touch again at this rate Oakes (17699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Golden brown. Aroma is caramel, toffee, taste is similar. Ok doppelbock, with some light chewy, bready notes but nothing like the ones from the outskirts of Munich.
Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Tap at the brewery anniversary party. Pours a lightly hazy reddish brown color. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet notes, fruity yeast and some brown sugar. Flavor is much the same, leaving a small bitterness on the finish. I like this. stephenj007 (123) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Well, this is certainly a malty, sweet brew, and filling.
A darker, but clear type brew, with a quickly disappearing head.
Aromas are super sweet and malty. Stewed fruits, whiskey, rasberry pancake syrup. Some mild, roasty malt warmth. Absolutely no hops spiciness.
Taste is heavy and sweet, with just a hint of sour notes on the finish.
The 8.5% abv is very noted at only 2/3 of the 22oz bottle finished.....
Goes down pretty smooth, but the sweetness lingers a bit too much.
Good brew, but not my style these days.... kevinator (2238) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Better than expected. Malty and syrup aroma. It smelled like it would taste sweet. Dark brown sugar appearance with a cloudiness. Weighty palate with a soft texture. Up front mildly sweet maltiness turned to a roasted grain and molasses character. Hops were minimal but it worked. Pleasantly surprised. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The look is clear, brown in color, with an off white head. The smell is malts, dusty, caramel, burnt, and wheat. The taste is sweet, malts, caramel, and sticky. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate, dark fruits, malty goodness. Nice. Just a hint of roastiness, but a lot of sweetness w/o being cloying.