DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Clear dark red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Couple dots and bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Dark fruit, caramel malt. Light bit of smoke. Some savory. Moderate sweet taste. Moderate bitter, too. Light spiciness. Decent american doppelbock. Good, thicker texture to it, which I enjoy... A nice, more full body. Solid. BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Sugary sweet malt dominates the aroma very slight fruit great finish no hops detected. Off-white to tan frothy long lasting head cloudy dark amber in color. Heavy malt presents with some old fruit sweetness. Alcohol content is noticeable as expected but not too overpowering. Mouth feel is medium bodied with slight carbonation and alcoholic warmth. Overall nice dominant malt flavor alcohol content comes through just a bit too much. Good smooth malt and sweetness to style mouth feel could be a bit fuller. gopherfan99 (1831) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle, pours dark amber with a beige head, tastes of malt, dark fruits, and hint of cinnamon, okay doppelbock mjmoen (536) - - APR 19, 2014
Dark ruby-brown. Very thick and heavy. Light bitterness. I don’t like the taste. NikkTwist (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark copper pour with a tight foamy white head. Wet lace. Lots of medium dark caramel malts. Some dark red fruit. Flavors are solid but feel thin and artificial. Feels forced. Lacking the character of traditional Double Bocks.
rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle. mahogany with small head. big caramel malty body. mild bitterness. light booze. this is a style i’ve never liked, but this seems about par for the style. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Big malty aromas. Rich caramel malt highlights with mild citrus undercurrents. Thick body. Average mouthfeel. ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
22oz bomber poured into a stemmed snifter. A very pungent, sweet caramel aroma comes through immediately and dominates the nose. The other aromas are more secondary, and even subtle, but they include butter, a damp, mildewy quality, some candy sugar, cake batter (briefly), sarsaparilla, cola, a bright, orange citrus, and toasted bread. If the sweet, buttery caramel weren’t so dominant, this would be a rather nice complex aroma. It pours a clear, yet dark, amber orange body with a soft yellow / brown head that retains nicely, and leaves a light lacing. This beer has a very potent, malty sweetness (high) with a light bitterness that mostly appears at the finish. The full bodied beer has an abundant, soft carbonation, with a creamy texture that has a sugary stickiness to it. The mouth is mostly buttery caramel with a sweet orange citrus, some cough drop, and a burnt toast bitter. The burnt toast, with some light grapefruit, finishes the drink and the fairly short aftertaste is that of oranges and cream. koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a pint. The pour is a deep ruby with inklings of head and no lace. The aroma is really sweet. There is a lot of caramel malt on the front and light notes of dark fruits. Quite good. The flavor is just a little sweeter and carries the se notes through. I think it might be a little top sweet actually. The mouth feel is thin, and the aftertaste is overly sweet, and not the best.
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Dark red pour with cream color head that quickly dissipates. A lot of sweet caramel with a thick, malty body. Decent beer.