opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JAN 10, 2004BuckeyeBoy (7534) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Great beer. Great dopple bock. It's not quite as sweet as I tend to like in this style. Celebrator is like candy for me...in a good way. This was a bit dryer and maltier with less chewy sweetness. But damn good. Very pretty beer. Seems to capture that "European" special something quite well for an beer produced in the U.S. I got this as a x-mas gift...and a damn fine gift it is!
12oz bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a dark cola color topped with a sand head. Nose is toffee pit fruit rich malts and a little roast. Taste is more of nice rich pitfruit malts some caramel and toffee sweetness. RedSox2004 (1869) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Dark ruby/mahogany with a half-finger off-white head and minimal lace. Aromas of toasted malt, yeasty bread, dark fruit and brown sugar. Flavors of fig and plums, with a touch of spice, warming alcohol and some bittering earthy hops. Medium body and carbonation, incredibly smooth mouthfeel and a long warm finish. kambei70 (1036) - - JUN 21, 2016
Pours a clear brown color with a 3/4 finger thick light tan head. light lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt, light chocolate, and herbal hops. Finish is a little harsh. Medium body. A decent beer.
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Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a mix of sugar and loads of dark fruit. Lots of plumbs and figs. Flavor is pure raison juice with a bit of treacle and toffee. This was such a dark fruit forward beer. One of the best dopple bocks Iíve had in a long time. This beer leaves so much raison on the tongue you may think you are eating a box of sun-maids. beer_rookie (554) - Arkansas, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany color. About one finger mocha colored head. Poor retention, okay lacing. Itís so dark, itís hard to see it. But from what I see, it looks good.
vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2016
Aroma is coffee, chocolate and malts. Lots of fruits. Raisins, cherry, figs,. Smells great.
Taste follows the nose. Very malty, no hops. Very fruity with cherries, raisins, figs. Sweet, no bitterness. A little alcohol burn, but canít taste the alcohol. Chocolate and toffee.
Mouthfeel is full bodied. Creamy and rich, but has alcohol burn. Canít taste the alcohol. Be careful, high ABV, sweet and easy drinking, could make for trouble. Drinkable yes, sessioinable...no.
Overall, itís rather tasty and enjoyable. I donít have much more to say about it. I would buy it again and I would recommend it. Itís mighty fine!
The beer pours deep brown with a reddish hue with a beige head. The aroma has toffee, rich malt, some dark fruit/berries and lager smoothness. It has a medium body with some mild carbonation. The taste starts with dark toasty bread, lager smoothness and burnt toffee. The finish is pretty dry while maintaining the richness. Pretty good. StudHammer (29) - - MAR 2, 2016
Rich and complex, with a layered malt character. Brewed with generous amount of Munich malt. And a subtle addition of chocolate malt for a distinct roasted character, and a range of caramel malts for a full, rounded flavor with a silky creamy finish.
Chocolate, Coffee, Smooth. Nice Beer Zymurgeist2 (2179) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On tap at Harryís Hofbrau during a Sudwerk event. Very rich caramel malt with slight chocolate. Alcohol burn. theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Aroma is bright sweet caramel malt with hint of chocolate roast. Appearance is dark brown with redish tint, medium off white head. Taste is bright sweet malt followed by a light chocolate bread crust followed by a light herbal hop flavor/bitterness. Palate is medium. Crisp yet full, hides alcohol well. Overall a very nice beer. Not a world class example, but has some malt depth and very clean. Good example of the style monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A great Doppelbock, very well balanced. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smell is raisins and caramel. Taste is very well balanced with a nice amount of hops. Well done. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.