Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours an absolutely beautiful, red, almost crimson, especially the bottom matches the deep crimson of the bottle. The carbonation is pretty fizzy, but pleasantly so, sparkling and sharp. The taste is really too complex to discern, but raisins and chocolate stand out. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 very well made doublebock, great malt profile, excellent finish, recommended Jow (3981) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bought myself a pint on draft at Stags Head. pours dark reddish brown. taste is smooth and boozy with some cherries, honey, cereal, brown sugar. nice end to night durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours on the lighter side of the Doppelbock spectrum... clear medium brown with yellowish-beige small head that visits briefly and then goes back home. Nose of dark caramel, burnt sugar, very subtle chocolate hints. Tastes similar, with added grain. Nothing special here. Didn’t really feel like finishing, but maybe that was because my neighbor brought over some better beers to try. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2011
not my fav style to be sure, way too malty sweetness. the first few sips are ok, but a tough one to finish when it gets a little warm. strips the mouth a little, the taste is again, malts, and some wheat or grass lagerness. not terrible but wont be doing it again. One of Michael Jacksons 500 classic brews.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle pours a clear deep red with a thin tan head. Scent is caramel malts and molasses. Taste is malty sweet the hoppy with a dry finish. rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2011
I had this poured out of the bottle into a wine glass (don’t judge me). It poured a dark amber with little white head. It had a sweet malt flavor with a bit of the alcohol showing. Slightly toasty nut. Not bad, not great. GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Dark brown pour with a ruby hue, small light tan head that dissipates quickly. Strong malt, sugar and alcohol aroma, typical for the style. Sweet flavor, mostly malt but some dark fruit (dates) and warming from the alcohol. Medium full bodied, sticky sweet. A very good dopplebock. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
12oz bottle. 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.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Ruby red pour with small offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, smoke. Dough, maple syrup, some caramel and brown sugar. Light hop note. Some raisins and dried fruits. Flavor is lightly smokey, slight bitterness offsetting the caramel and toffee sweetness. Some fruitiness. But finishes on a brown sugar note. Somewhat full bodied. Pretty nice.