User29624 (1683) - - JAN 11, 2011
Pours dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, slight smoke. Flavor is similar, touch of smoke in the flavor as well. Sweet, but very good beer. StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2011
good, thin, watery, bitter, umami/savory, bready, caramel, molasses, almond, vanilla, dark, white head, mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2011
22oz bottle, courtesy of Agentzero on BA. Pours black without much head, a little lacing, some sweetness on the aroma, not a bad doppelbock, I find it growing on me. Nice brew thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Dark brown with a slightly reddish hue. Ring of small dense bubbles for head.
Some roasty elements to the aroma. Flavor is similar with some strong flavors of malt, dark fruits and maybe even a twinge of smoke.
Lively carbonation, which was pleasant and unexpected. Not a style I typically go for, but this one was quite tasty and I’m definitely looking forward to trying it out of the bottle so I can compare. emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Pours an interestingly dark brown with a noticeable viscosity and producing one finger of creamy dark tan head, dissipates quickly. Nose is interesting very malty and dextrinous with notes of leather, raisin, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor is similar, very rich with strong grainy notes and some soy sauce. Palate is coating and the body is full and coating.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bomber. Pours black with a one inch tan head into a 1 L stein. Chocolate aroma. Caramel, toffee, and chocolate flavor. Outstanding doppelbock. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Courtesy of markwise. It pours dark brown with tan head. The aroma is an interesting mix of prunes, chocolate, raisins, brown sugar and some roasted malts. The taste is similar with prunes, figs and chocolate (which is odd interesting and fairly tasty all at the same time) mixing with dark roasted malts, a sense of coffee and then slivers of earthiness that add further interest. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2010
The Dan Journal #422. Tasted 11/11/10. 22oz bomber. Pours rather opaque with a subtle ruby highlight. Spiraling head. Aromas of soapy hops and soggy malts. Mild undertones of anise, soy sauce and cocoa. The body is on the fuller side of medium. Mild honey notes with tangy dark berries and a creme broule sweetness. Graham crackers, fudge and dark chocolate. A sticky and cloying body with the tart taking a backseat. Such a pleasant drink! Absolutely perfect seasonal drinking with it’s crisp body and smooth flavors. It has both a chill and a warming tingling effervescence. As it warms, the raisins and chocolate flaovrs become more apparent. There’s a nice nuttiness and maple sugar sweetness that is off set by the bitter citrus and mild smokiness. Nice and toasty. Great stuff! NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle from Three Floyds. This is not really a doppelbock, more of a big ass Schwarzbier, imo. But whatever, it’s still pretty awesome. Pours deep brown/black with off white head. Nose is full of roast, chocolate and some dark stone fruit. Touch fruity. On taste, full of roast, which brings it into Schwarz territory. Full and roasty, full bodied for a lager and nice fruit notes. Pretty awesome beer. HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle, thanks to markwise for the share. Poured a deep brown color with a thin tan head. Rich malty nose, heavy roast, chocolate, toffee, bread, and ample dark fruity esters. Full chewy body with a slippery mouth feel and ample carbonation. Flavor wise, this beer as with most FFF beers suffers from a major identity crisis but in a very good way. There’s enough roast and coffee notes that blind I would probably call this a stout but I still get that ripe dark fruit presence that I get from Doppelbocks, actually, blind I would probably think this was a European stout. Interesting beer a kind of roasted, chocolaty, Doppelbock.