bhensonb (14075) - 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 (13462) - 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.
argo0 (13229) - 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.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.
crossovert (11345) - 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
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
sebletitje (9197) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with off white head.
Aroma is malty, light roasted and hoppy.
Taste, malty, some light caramel notes and sugar with hops in the background.
There is light yeasty/hoppy taste that leaves an almost spicy feel. Light chocolate, leaves a thick mouthfeel.
3fourths (9136) - 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.
marcus (9133) - 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.
alexsdad06 (9004) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml flip top bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has caramel, light chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of sourness. The flavor is lightly roasted, caramel, dark fruit, and a little alcohol. This was a bit thin and lightly carbonated. Not bad, but not something I would seek out again.