coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours a nice, amber tinted, deep copper color. Two fingers of tan foam form quickly and dissipate just as quickly. Lacing is foamy and doesn’t hang around long.
Nice malty nose with hints of caramel nuttiness. A kind of buttered bread presence. Light hints of figs and dates. Also, some notes of honeyed apricots.
Flavor is lighter than expected.
Nice roasted maltiness. There’s that butterey bread presence, again. Light fruit notes follow the nose. Hint of cinnamon spice. Good caramel notes and hints of honey.
Body is medium, at best. Definitely on the lighter side of the Doppelbock scale. Taste is enjoyable, but the body needs to be quite abit fuller.
This could be used as a ’gateway’ Doppelbock. It has the qualitys that you’d expect, thay are just toned down. This makes it very easily drinkable.
I just, generally, want more than this, from the style.
kmyers8807 (231) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Bottle. To my surprise, I really enjoyed this one. Pour was a dark red, brown mix with two fingers of head. Malts and hops were very well balanced with taste of caramel and maybe some honey. Fruit was of cherries. I will need to pick up another to rerate, as I was enjoying this beer so much I didnt take good notes. lukin013 (230) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Pours a reddish brown with a foamy tan head. Little to no carbonation. Sweet aroma of caramel and raisins. Tastes of caramel malts and molasses with a spicy finish. Could use a bigger body. rds (230) - USA - AUG 30, 2008
A bold brown ale with a thin tan head, this 2xbock has great malt taste, a touch of roasty toast and sweet molasses. Definitely one to try. civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2004
This beer pours a medium to dark amber color with small but lasting head. Very sweet, but mostly what would be expected with a desert beer. The body is not quite as thick as would be desired.
epf33 (228) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
orange reddish color, foamy white head, holds long, one of the best double bocks i’ve ever had Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
Drank from the bottle as my weather-watchin’ beer this evening, and damn was this creamy! I’ve been sitting on it for a while, probably an ’09 or ’10 vintage, and never bothered to get into the six pack until now for some strange reason. Malty forward sweetness with some hints of dark fruit and molasses, very creamy... like the mouthfeel stands out more than anything else. Very tame with just a minor alcohol booziness on the back end, but unfortunately a bit past it’s prime. A bit of the... what is that... cardboard through the middle from over-aging. Aha! Found the bottle date: 09/23/10. Happy to have and drink, will definitely have to pick up a fresh batch to compare down the road. thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2012
Had this on tap at Troegs and bottle. Pours with virtually no head good flavor on the sweet side. Very flat on the palate both tap and bottle making it to thin for my taste. Not their best. doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Had this at the Harrisburg brewfest. dark amber, with little head. Very malty, of course. Long finish, noo alcohol, very smooth, with lots of malt finish. mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a very thin head. Sugary sweet malt in the nose, almost candylike. Medium but sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet, dark fruits like cherry or plum with heavy malt, finishes a bit sour. Not bad, a decent brew, nothing too special. Will try again.