ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reserved, rich, almost dunkel like doppelbock. Nose of bread, dates, chocolate, toast and even wine. Medium mouthfeel, would be fuller with more carbonation. Additional notes of licorice, dark chocolate and caramel in the taste. Overall, a balanced but slightly musty doppel.
popkow (286) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a small head. This doppelbock did not move me with a strang taste that I could not identify but my guess is cloves meeting licorice. Unique brew that I would pass on.
doublebock (502) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown translucent color. Aroma of date and bread
Flavor has notes of biscuit and grape. A bit of a flat palate
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml swingtop. Clear, dark reddish brown with a thick, tight beige head. Sweet nose, malty caramel, spicy with cinnamon, a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor, lightly fruity, interesting earthy bite with peppery notes. Not as rich and sweet as most. Mild warming deep in the gullet. Not bad.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark caramel color with a hint of ruby and a frothy light tan head. Brown sugar and molasses malt heavy aroma. Sweet toffee flavor with some spice (cloves) and alcohol in the background. Medium body, middle of the road doppelbock.
beastiefan2k (2430) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL swing top with a different label though. Poured into a St. Paul snifter glass. Color is a clear dark brown. Aroma is dark , earthy, bark with very clean malts behind it. Taste is similarly earthy with a bit of an herbal, plant-like (maybe its hops) finish. This is a nice, easy drinking beer, very underrated doppelbock.
EithCubes (4895) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing-top. Super malty nose with some grape and molasses, sweet caramel. Sticky, a lot to look forward to. Dark brown (with ruby) pour with Coke-like head and activation sites. Molasses and brown sugar, a touch of caramel and toffee-funk. Surprisingly dry for the opening salvo. Molasses and toffee, a little earthy. Medium-full body, well-hidden alcohol. Decent enough DB without any distinguishing characteristics.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber brown, lightly roasted malt, grainy, little spice, little molasses, little dark fruits, little licorice.
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 ounce fliptop bottle from Market Street Wineshop Uptown Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large head. Good head retention and ok lacing. Fruity aroma with toasted malts, spice and crayon. Bitter than expected taste with roasted malts, banana, caramel, clove, citrus and muted hops. Medium bodied.
dutch23mp (277) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
what a great beer, especially for all of the licorice lovers in the world. the licorice taste seems to be hidden until the finish. A great beer especially using the purity laws. Seems much more complex then the average German beer (which are for the most also great).