wombat23 (1763) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2017
12 oz. can. Pours clear dark amber with a short-lasting small beige head. Aroma of malt, dark fruits, caramel. Taste follows nose with molasses notes, nuts, figs. Quite malty overall. Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Jan 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
This pours from the 12oz bottle a clear amber with about a 1" head of foam that recedes quickly but it has some good lacing after the pour.
The smell has notes of roasted malt, caramel malt, grain, and a touch of chocolate. It also has an "earthy" nose to it.
The taste is of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt(it's light), caramel malt, and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel is pretty light and it finishes slightly sweet, watery, and again, some alcohol. I think the alcohol is just too invasive in this brew and prevents me from appreciating the actual flavours which come across as too light. I *do* think that they have a base here that can be worked on/tweaked and it *could* be a nice sipping brew but, imho, they aren't there yet.
Thanks again John for giving me a chance to taste this one. superspak (6000) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 10/30/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red/light brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, roast, raisin, plum, wood, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, roast, raisin, plum, wood, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/woody hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of aramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light fruit, wood, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not too fruity/yeasty. Minimal dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a delicious doppelbock. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and east to drink for the ABV. Rich and clean Munich/Crystal malt flavors, just enough noble hops to balance the sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. williamstome (1989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2017 Ruddy brown pour, off-white head. Aroma of dates and dark fruits. Flavor of prune, fruit and caramel. DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2017
Can. Deep copper body with a tight golden head. Sweet burnt sugars and bread crusts, sultanas and light marzipan. Nice.
JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Rich dark delicious beer. Double boch definitely lives up to its name. It's a strong tasting very drinkable post dinner beer, perfect after some dessert
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tmoreau (4631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Shared crowler poured to snifters showing a deep mahogany hue, a sudsy layer of off white foam, with spots & ribbons of lacing. The nose was malty, lightly toasted, some dark caramel sweetness, and dark dried fruit as cherry & plum. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, the taste was similar, but less expressive notes as the aroma’s, somewhat lifted by a bit of silkiness to the mouthfeel, and a touch of alcohol warmth. DaniHoneyy (7) - Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2017 does not count
Drank from the bottle. Surprising thin and sweet for a double IPA. Wheat, caramel, fruity aftertaste that was off putting. Not very strong presence of hops. Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a somewhat opaque light brown to dark amber color with a smallish foamy off-white head with short retention, but decent cling and lacing. Its aroma featured notes of cereal and barley, along with some grainy hops and caramel malt tones. The beer had a somewhat sweet caramel malt and bread blended flavor with subtle earthy and grainy bitterness in the mix. It was somewhat creamy and watery with a lighter body and mouthfeel and low to average carbonation. tompete (347) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
Pours clear dark brown with a very fine beige head. Aroma is roasty. Flavour is chocolate and malt. Finish is slightly bitter. A nicely done dopple bock.