BillKismet (4137) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Straw gold, diffuse head with no life and viscous body. Warming honey-tipped malt nose. Honey malt body with a dryish finish. Almost tastes like a mead doppelbock. Mellifluous body. Bittered honey finish. Re-rated 12-10-13. The aroma is Christmas mysteriousness--buttered cinnamon toast and purple spice gum drops. The "mead doppelbock" description holds true again. Honeyed malt with spicy purple gum drop adding complexity. Dryish honeye and spice finish. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Gold-red, off white head. Aroma is bread and toast. Taste is caramel, toast, biscuit. By far the best beer I’ve had from these guys. yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pale gold in color with thin white head that dissipates to nothing. Nose is on the lighter side with some cereal grain and honey. On the palate the malt sweetness comes through nicely, perhaps with some light honey sweetness, and finishes with a kiss of alcohol warmth. More like a single bock than double. jimhilt (2625) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Pours a two finger white head that that vanishes without a trace of lace. Crystal clear almost light amber color, unusual for a DB. Malt/nut nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is sweet nutty malt. High ABV is hidden. Better as it warms. Cool label. $3.20 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
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.
bhensonb (15743) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours orange gold with a foamy white head. Lots of malt aroma with some clean citrus/grass accompaniment. Med body at least. Flavor is a little bready, corny, sweetish, with not all that much hop. No real heat, but the overall impression suggests near to malt liquor. Other than that impression this is pretty much decent beer. Later thought: With some time and olfactory fatigue, this beer actually gets better than decent and is quite drinkable. Up overall from 14 to 15 Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Half liter bottle pours out clear gold with copper hues and thin white head. The mild aroma emits harmless levels of chunky cinnamon apple sauce, a thin layer of caramel and a bit of boozy heat. The taste feels a touch thin to start and delivers a mix of apple sweetness, a mild twang of yeasty tartness and then subtle caramel notes. Midway and to the finish some prune and faint cherry notes join in as well as a dash of booziness. Decent brew for what it is or isn’t. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Clear pale gold with very little head. Aroma- (courtesy of Tom- wasp sperm, lilly butter, hot dog water) apple, bread, caramel, alcohol, spice. Taste is sweet and syrupy with a bitter roast finish. Malts are toasty and bready. Medium light body and low carbonation. Alcohol is a little boozy. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Shared with ScottyP and curly. Clear golden pour with ring of white head. Sweet honey nose and flavor. Some hop crispness. One of the better ESL’s I’ve come across. Absolultey love the label art. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2011
330ml Bottle - 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Nice easy drinking Dopple. Golden in color, clear with a nice head. Good flavors malt forward with light hops backing. For a late season beer it held up well.