ads135 (5215) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2017 bigben873 (265) - Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - Medium brown (light for a doppelbock, clear
Taste - Caramel, overly sweet
Palate - Smooth, but sweetness takes away from it
Overall - Not my favorite doppelbock, did I mention that it was sweet
Tried for the first time back in 2009. Thick, rich, and malty. Some chocolate, raisin and plums, caramel and toffee. Sweet and strong. 574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Pours a very cool looking dark reddish-brown with crimson-orange highlights and a decently tall cream-colored head that settles to a thick ring and film, leaving some spotty ropes of lace. Nose involves dark dense crusty bread, apricot jam, brown sugar, smoky meaty-ness, and some wafts of alcohol. Quite sweet, fairly bitter. Thick, full body, very oily and syrupy, still with a fairly active carbonation, finishing long, a bit smoky, and sweet with brown sugar. Good, but maybe just a bit too hefty body wise, which probably has a relation to the 9.5% ABV. GC1379 (51) - - MAY 24, 2016
Draft - Poured a beautiful burgundy with a smooth head that disappeared too quickly. Nice flavor without the Sam Adams dark beer after taste. I could drink this one regularly. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a nice deep golden brown color. Aromas of rich dark malts, chocolate, fruit. Flavor is rich with a lot of flavors light chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, coffee. BlindGuardianco (104) - - JAN 1, 2016
Solid beer, nice palate and aroma, good taste very Malty and interesting, not room bitter or boozie, pretty well balanced. Not as good as celebrator but will repeat anytime.
BlackBeerPG (981) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Taste, bold, malty, roasted, molasses, complex, alcohol bourbon notes.
Deep Red/Brown color, clear, Full body, nice lattice to lace. Big spice in the finish. 25 IBUs stevoj (5880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from On the Fly Gasmart. Clear brown pour with medium foamy beige head. Very sweet malty aroma, tree nuts, wood, peat. Taste increases the sweetness, slick, almost syrupy feel. Slightly woody, bitter finish. chucklemation (1798) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is lots of caramel malts, booze, and bread. Flavor is sweet caramel, lots of caramel, and some booze. I am very pleased with this one. scotchzombie (622) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
From the tap at Hop Yard Raleigh NC. Delicious representation of the style. Great depth of flavor especially when slightly chilled. Bready, warming, malty goodness. If you are a dbock fan, you can't go wrong with this one. ttoadee (1665) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Hazy metallic amber pour, full and frothy tan head. Nose is malt...yeah, malt. Bittersweet. Middle is toffee, and deep malt sweetness. Finish shows pleasant mild hop bitterness, controlled by malt sweetness. Some of the German ones may be more subtle, but this is a solid Doppelbock.