ivan9856 (191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2006
I sampled a 12-ounce bottle. Bright, deep copper in color, and topped with a generous, creamy tan head, this beer sits beautifully in a tulip pint glass and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is all malt, saccharine and with a trace of alcohol. The bold, smooth and rich body begins with a deep and sugary palate entry that quickly builds to hazelnut, caramel and toffee flavors contributed by the double malt framework. Hop balance isn’t apparent until the finish, which is appropriately drying and ever-so-slightly spicy. Not surprisingly, owing the high ABV, there’s also a bit of alcohol warming in the finish that grows more apparent as the glass approaches room temperature. taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2008
From bottle. Pours amber with low carbonation. Tan head. Aromas of sweet dark fruit and yeast. Malty brown sugar flavor with a smooth finish. blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Poured a dark cherrywood color with tight off white head that quickly dissipated, leaving uniform lacing. Aroma of bread and malt, heavy and sweet. Medium bodied beer, which is easy to drink, which may not be a good thing given the ABV. Bready front palate, easing into a dark fruity mid palate and finishing with sweet, roasty grain taste. Lovely for colder days and when wanting something a bit sweet without overkill. moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2008
bottle. crack this open and smell fruity hops! little to no head but an awesome red color and lots of carbonation. first sip is very sweet and finishes bitter with a burnt taste. this stuff reminds me of TILBURG’s Ducth Brown ale but not as good. Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Draft at brewery. Mahogany clear with no head. Nose sweet caramel. Taste sweet malty alcohol medicinal. Dry finish.
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BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Bottled: Beautiful, clear amber coloring with a nice malt aroma. Caramel malt flavors which hide the alcohol well and a little more hops presence than typical. Not as complex as the German offerings, but one of the best American doppelbocks I've tried. Bonster (182) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle from the local. Pours a bright brown. Aroma of sweet malt dominates, not very strong. Flavor starts off sweet, roasted malt and molasses, caramel malt, and dark fruit...subtle hops in the finish. I had to try this one twice before rating...I couldn’t stand it the first time around, but now I like it...not bad at all. dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Drank a sample at distributor, good blend of bitter hops, rich flavor, dark pour, hint of chocolate sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 23, 2012
From the Bottle. Raisins and ripe banana on the nose. Sweet on the palate, Malty raisin taste. Gpnterojd (179) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2009
A deep caramel-amber with a full, light brown head. Some citrusy hops, caramel, sourdough and yeast in the aroma. Almonds, hops, a zing of burnt yeastiness, oak and corn all crop up on my tastebuds. A very full presence. Long, bitter finish that tingles from the alcohol.