crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
12 oz bottle. Born on: 03/24/11.
It pours a lighter reddish brown with a foamy off-white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing.
Smell is weaker and more like a brown ale than a doppelbock.
The flavor is also more reminiscent of an ale than a lager. It is roasty and chocolatey, far too much to be considered a doppebock.
It is an okay american dark lager.
madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle from Gription79...thanks Dallas! - A big, foamy light tan head sits atop a dark amber body. Nice. Big, dark bread malts have a milky, lightly soured quality to them. Hops are but a rumor. The taste is malty smoothness, with pumpernickel bread, cocoa, and a hint of whiskey on the finish. Velvet smoothness with a fluffy thickness. Double points for the big horn sheep on the label beating the shit out of the Mormon temple and the Utah capitol, all while being engulfed in flames. drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2011
12 ounce thanks to Gription79. Dark body. Big roast and chocolate taste. Medium body for the taste. Very decent. H_P_Lovecraft (26) - Arkham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Cr’ylth’xa, Eater of Planets, whom the ancient Algonquian indians native to north America once called Tinehboktotep (loosely translated as "The Devastator"), slumbers in a realm beyond the stars, to awaken once every thousand millennia and wreak his havoc upon the universe. But chosen shamans who are sufficiently adroit in the scrying arts can hear his call in their dreams: BOW DOWN BEFORE MY HUNDRED MILE TALL DOUBLE MALTY GREATNESS, PUNY MORTAL. YOU ARE BUT PATHETIC ANTS TO THE GREAT UNHOPPED ONE. A bit cloying on the finish, though. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours clear mahogany with orange highlights and a small off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, sweet potatoes, golden raisins and Christmas bread. Flavor begins kinda toasty, but then the sweet caramel, raisin and toffee flavors come out. Finishes sweet, transitioning to a mild earthiness. Medium full bodied, slick texture with ample carbonation that doesn’t really aid to the beer’s creaminess. Decent beer, nothing mind blowing, but its a worthwhile sixpack to try.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
12oz bottle, from my wonderful family during a recent road-trip of theirs. Wonderful, clear red/amber color, with some fine floating sediment visible. Very minimal head, yet it leaves a few dots of lacing. Creamy, caramel, mild licorice, dark fruit, some chocolate, alcohol notes. Classic doppelbock aroma, a style I appreciate so much that it is probably in my top 3 (alongside the Black IPA and IIPA, perhaps). Palate has a bit of an acidic texture to it, and the carbonation seems a tiny bit too harsh, but the aftertaste is sublime. I like these brews. It’s difficult to disappoint me with a doppelbock, this brew is no exception. A satisfactory execution of the style. maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
Clear dark amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel and sweet malts. Taste is malty with caramel, toffee and a wierd ovaltine taste dominating. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Tap: clear light brown with a frothy off white head and spotty lacing. Earthy aroma, biscuits, bananas and spice, and roasted nuts. Strong malty backbone with lots of body in the feel. Pretty tasty! djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy amber with a small diminishing off white head. The aroma is raisin malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt chocolate and raisin. Easy to drink, a good doppelbock from Wasatch. yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild grassy and toasted malty. Sweet caramelish and mild fruity hoppy. Sweet finish.