Finhead (1741) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Clear, pale gold pour with a white head (not like a true doppelbock). The aroma is just corn and basements. It has a medium body with oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is sweet with some harsh alcohol burn toward the finish. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Double bock? Hardly. This pours a light orange/amber - looks more like an IPA. Cereal grains (corn, mostly) meet caramel and booze. Very, very malt-heavy. Little to no balance. Very little carbonation. This is one part Samichlaus to one part water - a dilution of a beer that’s iffy in the first place. There’s a funky clove note in there, too - which I think actually adds to this one - but this is not something I would ever buy again. geologyguy (1583) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Sweet malty smell...very light though...taste is very sweet malt...too sweet...diabetes...way diabetes... porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 6, 2010
(500 ml bottle from Lou’s Beverage Barn) Pours golden with a thin off-white head. Aroma of candy-malt sweetness, maybe a little hay and/or honey. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, lightly prickly, quite sticky/syrupy. Flavor is sweet and a bit hot. Candy-malt and rosewatery sweetness with a bit of a bitter pinch in finish. No complexity, pretty much just syrupy sweetness and some alchohol. One of those one-dimensional, syrupy, hot blonde doppels (hot blonde...hhmmmm). Not really horrible or undrinkable but one I’d pass on in the future. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
This is one of the worst beers I’ve ever had. Tastes like pure alcohol, rubbing alcohol. It got one extra point for high alcohol content.
oobawa (1301) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Not sure if ’horrific’ is an applicable term for a beer, but it sure seems apt for Missing Elf. Sweet. Sweet beyond sweet. Like sucking on a banana slathered in Karo syrup, only exponentially more disturbing. Every single iota of alcohol is present on the spiky texture. ’Undrinkable’ doesn’t cut it. Unfathomable? Unforgivable? Holy hell. ccex (1284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Found this affordable half liter bottle on sale today at a favorite store and the label screamed out to me that this would be something up my alley. The 9.5% ABV and Santa Claus will sell it to most. I was expecting a double bock, as advertised, but ended up with what I think is Lithuanian malt liquor. The initial whiff was corn, grains, and booze. Pours average amber/yellow with a white head and some lacing. Aroma has lots of apple and some odd spices. Body is medium, not what I’d expect from a double bock. Finish is medium with a little hay. I had to wait a few minutes for it to warm up on me, The 2nd half of the bottle was much better than the first taste. Reminds me of the same brewery’s "Before and After" JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Corn whiskey like aroma and flavor is dominated by.a strange muddled malt flavor which for less than three bucks for a big bottle and 9.5% alcohol is enough to warm the senses at least. Bit like rubbing alcohol. Lots of straw in flavor. Wondering what to do with the other cheapass bottle I bought. DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours cloudy piss-yellow with white head. Aroma is nice-yeasty, malty bread dough. Palate is not so nice. Weird fake-honey flavor overlays what could have potentially been a good beer. Underneath the weirdness, there are some decent aromas of tangerine and banana. I don’t understand how this is a doppelbock, for starters. If it were a weizen, it would be a bad one, but at least it would make sense. Strange. There are only two good things about this beer. 1.) It was free to me. The label is so fun, I could’ve easily been tricked into paying 5 bucks for it, and I would’ve been pissed. 2.) If you drink enough, it’ll get you too fucked up to notice the flavor. MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Not bad at all, but also far from good. Caramel, sweet malt, and booze flavors. Tastes like part sweet malt liquor and part full bodied lager.