oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.
Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Everything aside for a second...this beer is beautiful looking. Deep cordovan, rich looking beer. Smells nutty and caremel-y. There’s some toffee and sweet maltiness. Aroma isn’t in your face, but it’s definitely good. Taste is hazelnut, caramel, toffee and grainy. Like it says on the can, it’s definitely chewy as advertised. It feels like a big beer, but the alcohol is well hidden. Overall, it’s a great tasting doppelbock. Liquid bread is pretty accurate.
zoucrew102 (1723) - - APR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Christina! Rich caramel aroma with notes of toffee, bread and dark fruit. Pours dark copper colored with a thin tan head that has poor retention and lacing. Starts with sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors with just a touch of chocolate. Finishes smooth with bready malt, dark fruit sweetness and a pinch of hoppiness. Really nice bock without the booziness of most.
migwell (348) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into snifter. Beautiful ruby red color, pretty flat and looks like port wine in the glass. Smells of dark sugar. Medium light body. low carbonation. I don’t find this particularly sweet for the style, nor does the alcohol overwhelm the taste. Rich flavor with a bit of caramel and chocolate and hops, but everything is well balanced and gives this often fairly simply style a nice complexity. Although I like the style, I don’t drink a lot of dopplebocks, but if I do, this is one I will seek out
nota (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish-brown, transparent with slightly tanned head and ultra-fine carbonation. Caramel, toffee, raisin, fig, pumpernickel bread crust. Not as warm and boozy as expected but still an excellent, comforting brew. Finishes with sweetness slightly cut by toasted bread.
thegreenrooster (4280) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is dark fruit on buttery dark bread. Flavor is something like an unsweetened raison bread. You get a bit of the dark fruit but also a decent drying bready feel. There is a bit of caramel felt after the swallow but not enough to be overly sweet. I don’t have many dobblebocks but I would this one would be high on my list just for the dark fruit flavor alone.
PhillyCraft (6893) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bills, haven’t had this one in ages. amber brown color with small head. Cherry soy sauce, pours Plum, and weird funk. So sweet and candied out and not my thing these days.
Chalumeaux (1426) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle nice amber red color with a thin head. Aromas of bread dark fruit flowers and caramel. Taste is rich and creamy dark fruit caramel slightly sweet with a nutty alcohol finish.
Hiledd (110) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity and floral aroma, clear, Amber Red color, malty caramel and dried fruit flavor, alcoholic finish
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ryecatcher (1407) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Drank this at Heather’s house on Saturday 2/6/16. Deep brown pour medium off-white head with decent retention. Nose is big malts, raisins, toast, caramel. Mouth is medium-full, decent sweetness, crusty pumpernickel toast, nutty, caramel, chewy. Not bad, but I’ve had better. And the fact they drifted from the German name for the style on the label irritated a couple shades of fuck out if me (especially in a beer from a state that loves to boast about their German heritage.... and fuck the Nittany Lions BTW).