Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
A: Pours a light chestnut brown with a nice off-white/tan head. Minimal lacing as it goes down, although it was fairly chilled when I poured it.
S: Sweet malt, caramel, and toffee. Good combination and proportions.
T: Fairly sweet, but not cloying. The dominant flavors are definitely caramel and, to a lesser extent, toffee. No alcohol heat and just the slightest amount of hop bitterness.
M: No discernible alcohol presence for a beer of this size, although the mouthfeel is decidedly lacking in viscosity, which is even more surprising given the sweetness of this beer.
D: Very drinkable. The thinner mouthfeel and lack of a super-sweet taste makes this one go down pretty smoothly.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-17-2010 jimmay (815) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown, with a ruby tinge. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, with a hint of alchohol. MiP (16113) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2010
Draught, 7.8%. Sweetish fruity aroma. Cloudy dark red brown colour. Unstable head. The flavour is fruity at first. Turns nicely sweet with a hint of alcohol to balance. Good, sweet dark fruits. Spicy, almost herbal hop flavour. Clean finish. Better than many German Doppelbocks. TaktikMTL (8012) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Bouteille de 12 oz partagée avec MartinT et Beerbuzzmontreal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de noix et d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3208) SandyTom (9) - USA - AUG 25, 2010 does not count
bottle left over from last winter. toasty carmel, autumn leave aroma. poured thin with no head. dark amber with a slight haze to it. a nice light sweet taste with a easy thin drinkability for a doublebock. def get it again when it comes out. love the dobblebocks
djaquay (138) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 thin tan head, dark orange/brown pour, wonderful taste! sweet aroma of caramel and nuts, moderately sticky palate. much more than i was expecting, and very much worth coming back to. kramer (6989) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a minimal fizzy beige head that completely disappeared. The nose is a full-on malt bomb with some slight nuttiness, roast, and husky grains. A touch of alcohol as well. The flavor is similarly malty with some light roast and coffee undertones. On the sweeter side with a little husky graininess. Not a whole lot of yeast influence, with a slightly hot finish. Fairly thick and chewy in texture with fizzy prickly carbonation. Not bad, though I could do without some of the grainy quality. thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2010
The nose is full of toasted caramel and butteryness. The taste is as expected although the sweetness is not cloying as one might expect with such a nose. The palate helps along those lines with lager crispness and lively carbonation. It pours a clear, sparkling dark brown with a small off white head. Victory is definitely victorious with this one! jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Pours a clear dark amber/mahogany with a quickly fading tan head... aroma is sweet w notes of caramel and brown sugar dominating the malt forward nose... flavor is not as sweet but definitely malt forward, good flavor, some dryness, medium to medium full bodied, very drinkable... lingering sticky finish... broozer81 (107) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Not my favorite Doppelbock, it flattened out rather quick and the taste didn’t stand up to its peers..