argo0 (11822) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, cinnamon, some caramel, melon, light astringency. Taste is moderately sweet, cinnamon, raisin, some cocoa/caramel, light plum. Light-medium body.
bhensonb (11796) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swingtop from BevMo. Deep ruby color with a few bubbles - no head. Aroma of darker caramel and dark fruits. Medium body with mild, almost creamy, carbonation. Flavor is light roasted caramel - but dark. The dark fruit is not heavy, kind of like a little prune or raisin. Finish is somewhat sweet, but there is a certain astringency. Actually quite fruity after awhile.
Tmoney99 (11358) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Party Town shared with shigadeyo. Poured clear dark reddish brown with an averae light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good caramel toasted tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Good well balanced roasted tart fruit malty flavor with a moderate smooth balanced bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good doppelbock.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Altenmunster Winterbier Doppelbock
Date: June 01, 2011
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich malt aroma, dry caramel with just a hint of sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness with a touch of candy character, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Drake (9454) - 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.
3fourths (8342) - 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.
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 liter growler flip top.
It pours beautifully into my 1 liter dimpled mug. It is a deep, dark brown, looks black int eh big vessel, and a unique brownish tan head.
The smell is super malty. A nice dark doppelbock. It is sweet with some cocoa and caramel. There is an alcoholic twang and also some subtle dark fruits. It is big and bold, i like it.
The initial gulp is quite flavorful, one of the sweeter, more flavorful doppelbocks. It is thick with molasses, cocoa, dark bread, some licorice, and dark fruit. It is just a looong quaff of malt. IT is a flavor deeper than you will usually come across.
The mouthfeel is full and thick, but perhaps lacks a bit of carbonation. It is a mouth full of flavor.
I have to lower drinkability a little bit because the sweetness is tiring after a while.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 01-23-2011 23:40:54
Skinnyviking (7433) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle., Small and quickly disappearing white head. Very dark clear brown body. Roasted malt barley malt aroma with notes of cocoa. Spiciy and yet relatively sweet and sugary coffee flavor. Low carbonation and long sweet coffee aftertaste.
Ibrew2or3 (7230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of fishingnet. Pours dark brown with nice tan head. The aroma is mild with a variety of sweet dark malts mixed with plums and dates. The taste is roasty malts, faint chocolate malts mixing with the odd dark fruity esters. There’s also a mild tartness and spiciness to boot.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent amber mahogany with a thin ring of light tan head. Aroma of sweet, lightly toasted bready dark caramel German malts and a touch of noble hops. Body starts with good fullness some sweet caramel malt and a larger amount of bitterness than I’m used to in the style toward a drier bittersweet, slightly earthy and peaty finish. An ok doppelbock, but I’d like a little more prolonged sweetness.