rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Pours dark copper/med brown color; nice simple nose, tan head that thins. Burnt chocolate malt flavor that assaults the palate. very light smoky flavor that lingers. nice but not exciting. TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Nice Deep color, almost red when held up to the light. Very crisp taste, starts off like a sparkling wine, lots of carbonation snap on the tounge. Mellows out to a malty flavor with a little chocolate but the initial "snap" of this beer is pretty rough. JCastner (112) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2009
Pours a dark brown/amber with a tan/white head. Aroma is of caramel and of dried fruit. Full bodied. Taste is first sweet caramel with hints of chocolate, followed by sharp bitterness. Maybe not as complex as others but still a solid example. 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. MacNJ (108) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Poured from a growler (from the source/KS Victory). Nose is booze, dried fruits, and fruit cake holiday cake/dark bread. Appearance is a clear merlot without sediment. Taste is a brilliant trinity of sweet malt, hop bite (like an ESA), and smokiness. Mouth feel is velvety smoothness. A unbelievable beer. Cheers!
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.. thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2001
this is a good malt. not alot of hops in this beer it has just the right sweet to bitter ratio. definitly not for mullets
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2007
In the brewpub in D-town,, an excellent brew when available. Enough hops to make all the sugar bearable. Great looking ruby with lacy head. Good with the wings! AgedOak (99) - Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Dark brown red tint with a beige moderate head dissipating to a ring around the glass. Lots of carmel and a bit of smoked nuts in the nose. A sugary (brown) sweetness and malty taste strikes the tounge. Finishes with a touch of alcohol. Full bodied and somewhat complex. A very nice dopplebock. cwill (99) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Dark ruby hued pour with a thin head. Soft fruity, caramel sweet aroma and complex dark malts in the nose. Carbonation is moderate, creaming up on the palate. Thick mouthfeel, with lots of malty character. Complex flavors of raisin, grape, ebbing blends of caramel and chocolate. Sharpish citric-like flavor that strikes from under the malt and then retreats. Wonderfully rich burnt caramel, toffee, and grape flavors become very pronounced as the beer warms. Sweet bready taste that lingers. To date, this is the best beer I’ve ever tasted. Phenomenal American stab at the style.