In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


EPIC Brewing Company Double Skull Doppelbock

Aroma: Pronounced malt aroma with subtle spicy, floral hop notes. Pils malt dominates, but toffee and light chocolate are there, too. Great melanoidin profile. Some earthiness as well.

Flavor: Malty sweetness is the first impression. Nice complexity as the flavor develops. Toast, toffee, and cocoa complement dark fruit flavors. Moderate hop bitterness lingers alongside the malt, and hop flavor is relatively pronounced. The more I drink it, the more I like it.

Overall: An excellent, almost quaffable doppelbock, which is surprising given the alcohol. Exhibits complexity of the best doppelbocks, and malt nuances continue to evolve as it warms. Nice, clean lager finish. I could imagine putting this in my fridge...but not for long!