callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
Dark brown body, chestnut highlights, thin pale tan head, minimal lacing. Dark malts, raisins, caramel, toffee, nuts and smoke. Medium to full bodied, gentle carbonation, light earth in the finish. Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
had this on tap. Dark color, nice light smoke taste. An easy drinking, good beer that i would recommend to everyone to try at least once. podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Draught at Blind Tiger. Pours dark clear amber. The taste of alcohol is strong here and definitely strong malts, smoke and toasted caramel. A decent beer. nyclee (1) - - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
Had this as a draft and it was considerably carbonated. It had a really lovely nutty, barnayardy quality with banana esters. Travlr (26246) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear dark amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of light toast and caramel. Taste is sweet toffee. Decent.
NikkTwist (3368) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Draft at the Khyber. Poured a very dark ruby - nice color (make sure you hold it up to a bright light!) Small white head disapeared quickly. Sweet dark fruits balanced with some darker elements. Burned oak wine barrels. Coffee liquor. Tinge of sour and smoke. Not fantastic, but interesting and unusual. OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Tap at Oblivion. Nose has some syrupy qualities with some light raisin and maple like notes. Molasses and some other dark fruits. Nice. Pour is brown with a thin white head. Taste is similar to nose with some dark fruits and a bit of bready notes and some light molasses/syrup flavors. Good stuff. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours a clear ruby/amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty with light fruitiness, rasin, and a bit of nuttiness. Flavor has some wheaty and fruity notes...lightly roasty malts and a mild earthy hoppiness...faint nuttiness. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a fruity/malty finish that warms a bit. drunkenpolack (322) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
This one poured a dark amber with hazy ruby highlights. Barely any head at all is poured. Aroma is big on toasted malt, dark fruits, and a little bit of a spicy kick. Most though when you put your nose up to the glass you get blasted by fruits. Taste is pretty big. Very sweet. I picked up some brown sugar mixed in. But once again the fruit takes the cake. Small amounts of alcohol peak through once in a while. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, small amount of carbonation, and a slightly dry finish. Overall this is a very good Doppelbock. Not the kind of beer I would drink again (Doppelbocks don’t do much for me) but this is a nice big and complex version of the style. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2017 Update: Bocks have grown on me since 2011. No longer bottled but had this on tap at Downingtown. Excellent beer. Lots of fruity flavors with mild peaty/smokiness (still don’t like that flavor much). but this one is a very good doppel.
Best by Dec 2011. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wine glass. Pours a purpleish brown. Not much head and zero lacing. Mild fruity aroma. Mouthfeel is pretty flat and dull. Little carbonation to liven things up. Taste is pretty flat too. Dark fruit, banana, clove, some alcohol and little else. I’m not a big fan of bocks and this didn’t to much for me either.