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. Billicus (296) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2012
aroma, roasted malt,faint hop aroma flora,carmel toffee notes, deep dark reddish hue, taste, the roasted dark malts add a toffee and carmel note, sweet dark bread notes and some dark fruit as well,overall, A good Doppelbock, rich deepness from the roasted malts, adds depth to this brew! Lightrider (346) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Victory at it best again, one of there best beers. It?s a light brown with carmel color in the light. It has very little head but the aroma is great and only gets better as it warms. Caramel, coffee, and a little hoppy. I always have this one around. It?s a little high in cost per case, but well worth it. AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Mostly brown with copper undertone, thin off white head. A sweet nuttiness in the nose, roasted malt background. Medium in body with a somewhat creamy texture. Slightly more hoppy/bitter then expected with an almost coffee like finish. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle; Pour is dark brown / ruby with a bubbly beige head that retains quite poorly in this dimpled mug. The nose is chestnuts, caramel. and baked breads. The flavor profile , i had to honestly ’warm up’ to. It’s nutty, with sweetness in abundance (caramel, brown sugar); but it was a little bitter and buttery out of the gate. As I alluded to , that improved,and actually dissipated into a nice doppelbock that works fairly well.
Nickls (2642) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Tap. Clearer ruby orange-brown with a slightly tan head. Nutty and toasty, lightly sweet with a touch of roast in the aroma. Light smoke in the flavor that comes in alongside the darker fruit and toffee notes with some cherrywood. Medium body with very bubbly carbonation. Pretty nice. bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle. Mahogany with close to no beige head. Aromas of caramel, roasted nut, smoke, bread. Flavors of caramel, roasted nut, smoke, bread. Slightly sweet finish. Medium full body with soft mouthfeel and low carbonation. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Rosted malt and honey aroma. A strong presence of sweet brown sugar, roasted malts and hop in the taste. A good warm and dry finish. I liked it. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
on tap at Tylers Apex, sometime in Feb 2011. good aroma, sweet, chocolate, yeasty bready. Clean brownish orange color, good head, but not much lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish that fades. Tasty beer, really enjoying dopples..... bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
12 oz. pours translucent reddish brown with just a ring of white head. Smell of roasted caramel malt, toffee and some dark fruits are most notable. Very smooth roasted caramel, some molasses, and cearal. Mouthfeel is meduim and the finish is roasty bitterness but not very long and dry but smooth.