HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
Cask @ 2010 ATL Cask Ale Tasting. Poured a dark brown color with a thin beige head. Nose is primary notes of roasted malt and cocoa with secondary notes of dark fruit and light nut. Medium body, smooth texture, carbonation is soft. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, lightly sweet, no bitterness at all, light chocolate notes. Not bad. Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Cask. Poured deep brown with a smallish beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bready malt, and some chocolate, with a bit of dark fruit. Taste is also malty, with a bit of chocolate. Some other ready malty notes, some chocolate and fruit in there as well. Body is medium and smooth. Overall, a decent cask ale. Nothing super exciting, but a deceant ale. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Cask. Dark brown pour. Aroma of cocoa, rich toasted malt, burnt caramelized sugars, some figs and dates. A very good rich flavored beer. More of an Imperial Porter style lager than a Bock. A bit more of the roasted grain flavors than needed. No cocoa powder flavor at all. I was hoping for a bit more. Sounds exciting, finishes BORING. Yawn. jrob21 (3722) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
On cask at ACAT 2010. I do not have the original beer to compare this to unfortunately. Cocoa is very apparent in the flavor and texture. Nice chocolate notes as well. Good caramel malt flavor working. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
ChainGangGuy (4896) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Name: Dopple Cocoa Bock
Date: January 30, 2010
Source: Brewfest, ACAT
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dark caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Appearance: Lightly clouded, walnut brown body with a sparse, bubbly, off-white head.
Smell: Light though persistent scent of dark, roasty malts with plenty of chocolate tones, both from the malts utilized as well as the generous addition of chocolate. Distant dried fruit notes.
Taste: Dark and roasted maltiness with a moderate amount of sweetness running through it. Raisiny fruitiness. Presents a pleasant raw chocolate flavor from the addition of cacao nibs and cocoa powder, though it takes a second to reach you. No appreciable hop flavor or bitterness. Finishes smooth and with further tastes of chocolate and roast.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Their standard Deep Water D-bock was somewhat of a different take on the style, sporting a fair degree of roasted and chocolate malts. Now, it’s served up with actual chocolate! Thomas Creek, they really like their doppelbocks chocolatey, don’t they?