Aurelius (5332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Lousy label, glowing ruby orange beer, big head. Tart, boozy raisiny aroma. Sweet, woody, medium raisin fruitiness, immediately identifiable as a bock. Slightly metallic, finishes off with a bitter, dark dried fruitiness reminiscent of dates, prunes, etc. This is becoming one of my least favorite styles, as I age, but this is a decent example. Thanks to PorterPounder for the trade. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle thanks to xproudfoot. Essentially clear orange-brown body, thin/medium cream head. Aroma of heavy toasts, brown sugar, and burnt notes; sweet. Interesting medicinal quality to the flavor, too light and sweet, also characterized by candy corn and toast, finishing with warming alcohol. I found the body too thin to carry the alcohol. However, this wasn’t half bad. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pour is clear amber with a thin tan head...smell is slightly caramel and sweet...watery mouthfeel...some sweetness in the flavor, but thin... badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2006
dark amber/brown body with small beige head...aroma of sugary, caramel malts, with a slight toasted finish...flavor is of extreme sugar and fruit, and finishes with alcohol...average palate Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2007
Bottle. A amber beer with a tan head. Sweet caramel malty, rye bread aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet dry finish. A ok Doppelbock, but not great.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle from Slob. Thanks! Pours amber-infused red wine with a slight creamy head. Wood-smoked candy in the nose. Flavor is watered-down molasses with a light, smoked caramel finish. Average mouthfeel but the flavor is spread evenly. Not bad; not molasses-heavy like most dopplebocks. metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2007
Strong beer, the alcohol is definitely present. It has a very odd and strong taste that just doesn’t do it unless youre in the mood for it. RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Pours a light amber color with a small head and tiny lacing. The scent is carmel, raisins and malt. The flavor is malt, with some sweetness. The palate was a little weak and the mouthfeel was too thin for me. Not bad overall, but I would have liked a bit more complexity in the finish. Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2007
poured into tulip. pours a dark red amber with full off white head. sweet candy aroma. strong alchohol front, with a acidic finish. semi flat and sticky on the palate. has a mild bitter finish. sweet front to bitter finish with acidic overtones from lips to aftertaste. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2007
12 Oz Bottle. Hay and wheat fields, robust with light fruit esters and sweet nuttiness. Reserved and somewhat plain. Pours a nice florid amber, deeper in tone, with a silky, creamed head of brazil nut flesh. Flavor is a curt, bitter presentation. With overdone dryness, parching nuts and a ragged edge of hop resins. Warming alcohols add an edge of pleasure, but there’s something just not amazing about this beer. Not distasteful, but untenable. Finishes in some old lemon clothes, spoiled with honey.