CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2011
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with some rye character and light phenols. Starts with average fullness and well-dissolved carbonation with a light caramel and butterscotch sweetness giving way to a peppery hop bitterness, some doughy yeastiness and a drier warming finish. Could be a little smoother and hide its alcohol better, but a decent attempt at the style. crajun (1243) - , Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
nice bock! pours caramel amber w/med head. aroma is malts slight roast and caramel and slight alcohol. taste is similiar - small amount of bitter hops balances the sweetness and there is atouch of alcohol at mid sip. good bock - will add to rotation... Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 12oz bottle.
Clear amber brew, slight beige head. Aroma is slightly nutty, malty, and some spice (cinnamon?). A bit thin, missing the creamy mouthfeel you usually find in a Doppelbock. Caramel malt with some sweetness and hop bite. rougeau13 (3015) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
Deep clear amber with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, toffee and a hint of spice. The taste is the same, with a bit of alcohol tossed in - mostly nutty and a little sweet. Medium body. Somewhat mild, but a pretty decent beer. Odd that there is a picture of the Salt Lake Temple on the bottle when Mormons aren’t supposed to drink... brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Aroma is mild,all malty,maybe a little molassas and cola,no hops ,flavor is a decent doppel malting,like a backstrap and teacle, pleasing toasty dark grain hint of alcohol,somewwhat smooth , taste more satisfying then aroma. I would be happy with a couple of these a night for the evening
degbert (1773) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 Bottle. Pous a golden brown with a lite head. A lot of caramel and toffee on the nose; those notes carry through on the palate with a definite cinnamon brown sugar overtone. Holds its alcohol well. It ain’t Ayinger, but it’s decent. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Appearance: mahogany with ruby and browns bordered by a bubbly collar. Swirls with khaki head, tannish, and lace.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Nose: woody, dry, dead leaves. Old leather and a touch stale. Musty. Mild overall but the pervasive stale old mustiness is an attribute, not a detriment.
Palate: thin with brown sugared dates and a distracting overwhelming saccharine sweetness which wasn’t apparent anywhere in the nose. Candied sugars than candied fruitcake. Thin and weak.
Final Thoughts: while the nose was different, twas intriguingly so. Too bad the palate was nowhere intriguing or appetizing. Meh.
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark, deep amber with beige head. Aroma is a bit lighter the. Expected...notes of burnt caramel malt and faint signs of dark fruit with subtle mild hop spice blended in. Flavor is pretty solid, same as aroma and a bit bolder. Mouthfeel is thinner then expected. Overall, some tasty stuff. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2011
bottle from Plaza at home (27Jan11) Pours light caramel with a medium light cream head. Aroma is caramel, nutmeg and toffee. Flavor is rich toasted and caramel malt, munich, yeast esters, a nice finish of clean hops and sweet bread malts. bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 You’re liable to get shot if they find you drinking this in Utah (it’s a joke), but I wouldn’t be surprised if they string you up on a fence along the highway like roadkill. Great beer, so it’s worth that risk.