dfinney23 (3362) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2017 billtheman (86) - milford, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just tried my very forst Optimator. Once again I wish that American breweries could produce high volume beer with this good a taste. Micro breweries like Dogfish Head, 16 Mile, and Three Floyds can produce beers that even outshine these forgien beers, but mass produced? Budwieser is the bootm of the barrle, projectile vomit. Millers, Schlitz, Pabst? some what better. I love to buy American goods everytime I can find them, but when it comes to beer? Unluss it’s a good reputation micro brew, sorry, but the American mass produced, just don’t cut it.
Dark pour with a thin but tight head. Sweet and malty with lots of dark fruit. Buzzinbeas83 (7) - Paramount, California, USA - JUL 25, 2017 does not count
Not much of a nose. Looks like Coca Cola. Taste is complex, lots of caramel. Medium body with a creamy finish.
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Pours dark brown/plum with little carbonation. Taste is sweet plum with a very smooth ending Skrymir (5) - - MAY 18, 2017 does not count
Color: Dark, small foamy head. Aroma: malty and rich. Taste: bready, toasty, very little hops. Palette: viscous, thick, almost chewy. My favorite doppelbock.
ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2017
Brown almost black in color. Licorice tasting, but not in a good way. Tastes so bad I had to grimace on every sip. I did finally finish the bottle, but it was a chore. Troegenator is my benchmark to compare other Dopplebocks and this one isn’t even in the same league. Westy1130 (97) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2017
On tap at Plattduetsche Park biergarten(Oktoberfest).
Murky brown color with nutty aroma. Taste of sweet malt, toffee and chestnuts. danielyabu (1668) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 26, 2017
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. clear average-density dark-brown with ruby highlights body. aroma: moderate malty, raisin, wood. initial flavor: moderate sweet. final flavor: moderate sweet light bitter acidic; average duration. palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, light astringent alcoholic finish. forte dulçor maltado lembrando frutas secas, leve aquecimento alcoolico, leve acidez final lembra ameixa fresca, balanceando o conjunto. A acidez não esta prevista nas bjcp, mas em minha opinião aparece como plus em um conjunto que caso contrário poderia ser enjoativo. 75 s ZacM612 (738) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Draft at Shoal Creek Tavern. Dark brown, with lasting off-white head. Rich, malty aroma. Notes of coffee flavor in the malty backbone.
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Aromas of toffee and bread. Taste is berries, toffee, and bread, with a tad bit of smoke and wet leaves in the end.