LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 Dark Body with off white head. A decent doppelbock. A better doppelbock is Ayinger Celebrator.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
this brew was smooth and sweet - it almost had a fruity flavor. It was very good. dark brown body and warm rich feel. this is a great winter beer.
Braudog (6579) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice pour ... shiny red with a towering head that clung to the side of the glass in a desperate attempt to stay afloat. Big bready aroma. Chewy and flavorful, like a holiday cake with a bit of brandy and brown sugar, this fills you up.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light hazelnut color with and off-white head. Nose is malty, sweet, vanilla notes, creamy, tropical fruit. Flavor is smooth, malty, simple, oaky, more vanilla notes. Nicely carbonated, smooth, a tad watery. A decent doppelbock, didn’t blow my socks off, but I enjoyed it.
RyanTHC (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours amber... again with the troegs, head dissapates quickly. cant taste the high alc% on this one until the bottom. Sweet flavor with a touch of somethin that reminds me of a kind of tart fruit... maybe black cherry or grape
IndianaRed (4237) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a clear medium redish brown with a creamy thin light tan head and very nice sheeting lacing. Nice sweet brown suray and woody malts in the aroma wig\th some over ripe apples and raisons. Flavor is bold up front woody, slightly bitter lightly roasted malts. Some of the fruityness as well, and the alcohol is a player as well. Lingering slightly chalky aftertaste and a soft, fine carbonation. Thanks to Lukin013 for the trade
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours maple syrupy brownish amber nice roasty toasty nutty maltiness a decent beer nice summer night elixer in my eyes it not a full enough winter warmer
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with no bottled/freshness date.
Poured a hazy reddish purple hued amber with a foamy beige head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing.
Smells like a dopplebock, dark ripe fruity and molasses, caramel toffee malts, a subtle dry ground nuts yeastiness and brief whiffs of alcohol.
Good carbonation for a dopplebock and a crisp, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
Nice dopplebock taste, dark fruits, plums mixed with purple grapes, bready with a touch of caramel and chocolate malts, a roasted barley flavor starts to come out in the middle, the alcohol is well masked and provides a nice warming presence in the palate, and a dryish fruit and earthy breadiness in the finish, good drinkability, goes down smooth and easy.
A well made dopplebock, I need to try more beers from this brewer.
Acquired in a trade with fellow BR sammy, again, many thanks!!
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber-orange color supporting a thin beige head which quickly dissapates to a thin wisp. Aroma is sweet and very malty revealing caramel candy, nuts, honey, raisins and some faint spiciness. Mouthfeel is quite full and creamy. Definitive DB flavors are detected on first sip; sweet caramels, figs, walnuts, toasted malts and honey. The alcohol lends a warming touch and tames the sweetness a bit. An admirable DB and quite enjoyable.
ogivlado (7656) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled(355ml). -cooper coloured, little beige head. Too sweet aroma of caramel and slight of coffee with some spiciness. Moderate sweet and dry finish. Surprisingly good beer.