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. 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! dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2011
First of all, this is more like a Baltic Porter than any Doppelbock I’ve ever laid my lips on. That said, this beer is unreal; cellared for 10+ months in ideal conditions. Pours opaque black with a thin dark brown head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is big roasty chocolate, raisins, massive earthiness, coffee, some clean malt lager character, signature FFF green hoppiness. Taste is rich dark chocolate, raisin, coffee, some caramel and toffee, earthy spicy hoppiness. Body is full and chewy, medium carbonation, long roasty finish. Overall, this kind of reminds me of Alpha Klaus if it were brewed with lager yeast. Leighton (21231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle shared with the fellas after Day Two of the Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours red-black with a sturdy, beige foam head. Pretty strong dark fruit aroma, some straight dirt. Big sweet flavor, nice cocoa, dirty earth, chocolate, dark raisins, some ripe grapes, prunes and dates. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Mild warmth in the finish with lots of rich chocolate, dark fruits, faint earthy bitterness, lots of dark toasty sugars, dates and figs. Very solid. Good darkness here. Rich and well balanced with lots of depth. Great. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On tap at FFF, Pours very dark brown. Light tan head ,aromas of chocolate, and roaster malts. Flavor has lots of tobacco and chocolate malts, caramel, toffee. Nice and well done as the alcohol is well hidden.CHEERS!
arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Served from bottle. Deep black with brown/red hues. Sufficiently malty aroma with some dark fruit, wood. Initial coffee, roasted malt flavor, followed by dark fruits, plum, slight acidity. Nice even carbonation. A very good dark doppelbock that bucks the style parameters. Match of a baltic and a doppelbock. Very nice. thewolf (12590) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours deep, deep black with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, mild fruity, some caramel. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy palate. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, mild caramel, grassy. Very elegant, very balanced. Yummy.
22 oz bomber courtesy of Todd. Pours a pitch black cola with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, prunes, plums and hints of figs. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, prunes, plums, figs and barley. Another winner from 3 FFF’s. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes No Light, Mild Brown Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Mild Bourbon, Molasses, Chocolate, Sweet Malts
T: Molasses, Sweet Malts, Chocolate, Mild Bourbon
M: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Oily
Overall, a pretty nice but mildly boozy dopplebock. bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Back-rate: Poured a dark, opaque brown with beige head. Nose was heavy on dark brown sugar, plums, cocoa and some earthiness. Slick mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Flavor held true to the nose with a lack of sweetness from the brown sugar component that I was worried would make it a bit cloying. Awesome brew.