Brewery: Against The Grain Brewery x Morada Cia Etílica
Style: German Doppelbock
Other Notes: Stave It For Later Barrel Series
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Pastry style Dopplebock brewed with West Virginia maple syrup.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: A 750ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A dark brown almost black colour with a nice two finger tanned head that had decent retention, eventually settling to a ring around that glass, but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, chocolate fudge, roasty, coffee, toffee, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
Taste: Light to moderate sweetness, doughy, roasty, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, maple syrup, bourbon, lightly boozy.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A really enjoyable Dopplebock. Based on the description and the aroma, I half expected it to be too sweet, but actually the sweetness is balanced with good roasty notes, and flavours that work well together.