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. 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.
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
On tap at Downingtown Brewhouse. Aroma is so smokey and delicious with tons of roasted malts. Not bitter by any means with a medium body. Finishes rather wet and long. donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Notes of bittersweet chocolate, kinda tastes like one of those funky dark chocolate cookies...full bodied and slightly creamy...delicious cwill (89) - 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. MacNJ (79) - 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! muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Pours a dark brown in color. Not thick like a poert or stout but thinner like a dense bock. Fairly flat in appearance. Nose is malty and peaty with a bit of heat from the alcohol.
Flavor is actually fairly simple. Heavy on the malts. Nice roasted character to it. Some toffee too. Picking out some fruits, particularly overripe cherries. A rather nice burn from the alcohol too. Pleasant and soothing actually. Heavy and full mouthfeel. It would coat the cheeks but the alcohol evaporates nciely and thins it out. Solid beer.