Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is dark ruddy brown with a dense tan head...smell is toasty and sweet with pumpernickel and molasses....taste is sweet and toasty with lots of dried bread and a strange salty and sour flavor coming up in the end...
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(GERMANY) Pours a dark brown / amber color with a dissipating med-tan head. This doppelbock has a caramel, citrus, and prunes aroma. The taste is of molasses, brown sugar, and caramel !!! The mouthfeel is sweet, and there is a slight alcohol warmth, followed up by a dry finish.
thornecb (4591) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany into a stem glass Offwhite head quickly recedes leaving no lacing. Sweet dark caramel and black currants upfront with a lasting slightly smokey sweet finish.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours black from what i remember with a tan head, i got mostly chocolate malt in the aroma and flavor as well, this is just average for a doppelbock.
jimhilt (2436) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a five+ finger almost tan head that fades quickly and leaves some lace. Deep mahogany almost black color. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is sweet fruity with slight fruity/chocolate finish. $4.70 for a 500ml flip-top bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
marcus (6850) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This dark brown ale poured with a large brown head and a malty aroma. I hopefully poured the beer into a Ayinger Celebrator glass but, alas, the flavor is way too thin for a doppelbock. There is enough caramel malt taste to make this beer drinkable, but not truly enjoyable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Something to sip while uploading ratings. Pours Balck with 3 finger tan head that was creamy and white at some parts. The aroma is malty, sweet, etoh, a bit sticky in the nose if thats possible maybe some caramel. Flavor is rather bland, malty some etoh but very minor, some german hops coming through but mostly very sweet overall. nothing special here. but decent and easy to drink.
BeerFanDan17 (1021) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice malty doppelbock. Poured dark with a rich head. Flavors were malty, of caramel, and pitted fruit. Lacked some complexity and was overall not impressive.
patrick767 (3672) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, 1300th rating - Pours clear dark amber with a two finger light tan head. The aroma is of sweet caramel malt and a touch of dark fruit along with some alcohol. The flavor is similar with those sweet malts leading the way. I’m tasting the alcohol rather more than I expected as 7.2% isn’t all that high. There’s some hops buried in there somewhere but I think it’s the alcohol more than anything that takes the edge off the sweet malt and leads to the fairly dry finish. Some toasty molasses lingers on the palate for awhile.
3fourths (8290) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml swingtop bottle pours a dark purple/brown with a one inch tan head. Fruit yeast esters, a slight soy/fuel note and a rich tobacco/dry wood/brown sugar/pepper yeast notes. Medium bodied, sticky, slightly on the sweet side, with a cracker flavored malt base, some sweet plum/cherry/tobacco fruity notes, drying into an ashy and woody finish. Very nice.