beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Thanks to Jeff for sending this nice doppelbock out my way. Pours a dark plum red with a tall light tan head. Rich sweet fruity malts with some dry cocoa up front and caramel following. Very smooth and heavy texture to a well balanced brew. kane (111) - USA - MAR 12, 2005
Ruddish brown color with a thick small bubble head. a sweet, spicy malt aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet toffee taste with a long sweet aftertaste. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Not one that is big on sweet beers but this was good if not very memorable. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Pour is deep ruby brown with a thin tan head...smell is rich and malty...taste is nice and sweet with lots of fruit and some biscuit to it...nice brew... 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Bottle pours a deep plum color, large off-white foamy head, with sticky lacing. Bready aroma, malty, with a slight alcohol presence. Light soy, semi-sweet, with an underlying dark pitted fruit on the tongue. Full bodied, but with a fairly medium mouthfeel. Definitely warming. Smooth finish, semi-sweet trailer with lingering dark pitted fruit. Maybe even a hint of smoked peat hiding in there. Thanks goes out to egajdzis for the trade! hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Poured a dark mahogany color with a smaller off white head. Subtle malty aromas. Tastes of bread, caramel, molasses, and toffee. Light alcohol in the finish.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Deep dark red color and a thin head that disappeared quickly. Smell is well... bad. Doesn’t open up with any caramel notes or other malty tones, it just has a funk to it. Flavor isn’t bad however. It does hold a genuine smoothness and a robust profile. Maybe something was bad with this batch, because its not up to the standard I have with Victory. PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2005
When a doppelbock is done right it’s toough to be beat. The one came real close to being that beer. Flavor was very tasty and mild. barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
TY Rich for this one. 2005 bottle. poured a fiery amber with a tan head. the laceing fades to a small cirle around the rim of my glass and chases its way down as I finish the brew. I just finished a Bell’s Consecrator Doppel so have to compare the two. The St. Vic. is a little less sweet and has a little more balance to it. both are good but the edge goes to the St. Vic, IMO. Thanks Rich. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Draft and bottle: Pours blood red when held to light with a thin broken tan head. Very mild aroma of malt, chocolate, and cinnamon. Flavor is a cohesive blend of chocolate, very light soy, and sticky dark malt with bitterness underneath it all. Mild and average but pleasent and drinkable. JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Been looking for this one for some time. Thanks to richlike beer for getting this to me. Bright chestut color with a small somewhat fizzy tan head. Rich dark caramel malt aromas with just a hint of hops. Smooth on the tongue. Dark caramel flavor abound with some light smoke and grass in the background. A very smooth bock, but does seem to be missing a bit of the complexity.