JPDIPSO (6317) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Dark cherry and mahogany colored liquid. Small tan head. Good heavy caramel and toasted malt aromas. You can tell this isn’t just a wanna be doppel. Thick rich and chewy in feel. Starts sweet and a bit syrupy. Middle has a bitter root flavor that follows into the finish and linger. A bit of nuttiness and some pecan pith that also distracts for some really nice malt undertones. So close. 3/10
wlajwl (7283) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Malty aroma as expected with a hint of barley-wine malts as well. The flavor is slightly dry and malty, not very sweet in flavor. Pretty good, the alcohol was there, but not overpowering. Crash (549) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
This one is from the Peoria, Illinois International Beer Festival. Due to lack of space when drinking, my notes won’t be that great on these beers. I really enjoyed this beer. Aroma was caramel with light roasted hints. Sweet tastes overall and a really nice finish. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottled. Poured rich, ruddy brown with a short, swirly cap of beige head. The aroma picked up lots of darker fruit, caramel, and molasses sweetness, with bready backing and peppery alcohol.. smelled big, sweet, and hot. The flavor opened with a tart and peppery alcohol kick, with syrupy-sweet molasses, caramel, and lesser bready notes following.. spicy and hot in the end, also picking up some fresh, green hoppage. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. rough at times, but a decent overall feel.. this grew on me, but it was possibly the booze factor that did it. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Pours dark brown red. Aroma is overly malty sweet with light hopping. Taste is thick cloying molasses, alcohol that is not well covered, and some plastic. Missing the refined aspects of a good doppelbock. Oleator was much better than this.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Dark amber and ruby color. Smaller than average sized head with a very creamy, smooth, frothy, khaki colored head. Decent retention with a nice creamy layer of lace.
S - Good amount of dark roasted malt with plenty of dark fruit (plum, fig, date). Some burnt brown sugar and licorice. A bit of spiciness as well.
T - Similar to the nose. A lot of dark fruit with plenty of plum, fig, and date flavors. Some chocolate-covered and rum soaked raisin comes out a bit. A bit of a tart, sweet plumy taste. A bit of a spicy earthiness, but not much. Some burnt brown sugar is also present.
M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Very smooth and creamy feel.
D - Pretty easy to drink beer with a nice sweetness, but not cloying. Body definitely helps it go down easy.
Notes: A nice doppelbock, maybe not world class, but pretty flavorful. Nice mix of sweet and a slight tartness along with a slight bitterness. Full of dark fruit flavors. Definitely worth a try. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear deep amber mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a rich sweet caramel malty nose with some raisin and molasses notes and a hint of warmth. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy malty sweetnes balanced with a touch of noble hoppy bitterness and dark fruity complexity before a warming, slightly peppery finish. Fairly true to style, but could hide the alcohol a little better. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2010
A light brown colored head tops a dark brown body that shows garnet when held to light. The nose is pink bubblegum with some bread crust. There is also some cotton candy. The taste is lightly roasted with some almonds and toasted bread. This is fairly easy to drink as it is thick and sticky with light carbonation. Good stuff. Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Sampled on draught at the 2010 Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival in Chilton, WI. Pours a clear dark copper brown colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of red licorice, pear fruit and some floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of toffee, a hint of chocolate, floral hops and dark pitted fruits. Finish has a slight tart finish, semi-dry with a little extra alcohol warmth. nuplastikk (6633) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2010
12oz bottle. Deep mahogany brown with a thin oily head that laces the edges if the glass. Pretty nice. Lots of deep malty tones and yeasty pungency. It does come off a little strong and unrefined at times, not unlike an Imperial Stout..a little bit odd for the style. Some dark fruit tones. There is a lot of good stuff going on, but overall this beer is sort of a mess. OK, certainly worth a try.