AROMA: Very strong maltiness. Slight caramel; some milk chocolate.
Strong presence of dark fruit and baked bread. faint alcohol. 11/12
APPEARANCE: Brown/ruby red. A tidbit hazy though CO2 is visible. Moderate tan foam fizzles away quickly. 2/3
Huge malty sweetness (but not cloying) with delectable dark fruit
flavors throughout. Some confectionery flavors of caramel and milk
chocolate can be found in the background. Mild spicy hop bitterness is
perceived on the finish as is alcohol. Clean lager character. 18/20
Full bodied with a thick, soft texture (but never syrupy). Alcohol
warmth is pleasant and gentle. Remarkably clean aftertaste. 4/5
IMPRESSION: Probably the best American doppelbock I’ve ever had.
To-spec in nearly every way. Delicious and fun to drink. 10/10
TOTAL SCORE: 45/50
The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet
is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and
protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to
prepare for examination.