Schnabelhund (65) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014
Pours dark brown with a copper hue and sports a beige head, which dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is brimming with toffeeish caramel maltiness, accompanied by notes of prunes, dark berries, honey, and savory soy sauce. The flavor begins with rich malty caramel and muted sweetness, which is then followed by blackcurrant and honey notes while a roasty-toasty dark bread crust note slowly builds up, forming a gently bitter finish. Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel carries its 7.1% ABV with impressive grace - the alcohol feels very gentle throughout. The body is silky and full. While the flavor overall is big, the subtleties are the key to making this beer really shine. Great stuff.
Alengrin (243) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Bavarian classic double bock, one of those celebrities in the genre. Yellowish, creamy, not too stable head, colour a dark copper brown, clear and translucent. Nose pretty strong, displaying a fine maltiness with impressions of chocolate, hazelnuts, bread, caramel, coffee beans, some hay. Taste softly malty, mellow, seamlessly evolving into a toasted bitterness, warm and mouth-filling, dark chocolate, and all in the end a subtle, flowery flash of hops. Alcohol well-hidden but still faintly noticeable in the tail.
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Dark brine pour with tan head. Dark fruits, malts, brown sugar, and other sweet tones. Similar to a celebrator.
SinH4 (12) - - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a small white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, dark fruits and bread, taste reflects the nose well. Low to medium carbonation, and medium body. Easily drinkable, although the alcohol is very noticeable. A great doppelbock!
gendv138 (1046) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Dark brownish almost black with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, milk chocolate, plums. Tastes of cherries, dark fruit, plums, wheat bread, chocolate, spices. Light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
bbbeer (584) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with medium small tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits. Medium full body. Tiniest bit of alcohol. Sweet mostly. Molasses and dark breadj flavors. Some caramel and a bit of hop balance but remaining on the sweet side. Tasty.
umich03jm (1868) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer for hunting this down for me. Shared at mrebeks. Clear dark copper pour with very little head. Aromas are butterscotch candy and toffee. Tastes like dark bread, butterscotch, caramel, and cola. Smooth finish, very easy to drink.
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, cream colored head. Chocolate, toasted bread, light honey, very malty and I detect the alcohol a bit in this one.
nearbeer (3634) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. Pours a clear dunkelish braun with a ruby tint and a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Nose is molasses, dark cherry, toasted peanut and earthy-spicy dry grass. Tastes of the same nice mix. Heavy body is smooth and somehow walks the tightrope to a delicately sweet balance just this side of cloying. I typically like low carbonation but my only quibble with this excellent brew is that it could probably use a tad more.
Mainuh_man (69) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.5L bottle. Pours a clear dark brown-black with a fluffy tan head that lingers. Really interesting aromas: Rich malt, soy sauce, cheese, molasses, smoke. Mildy sweet at the beginning, with notes of molasses and nice roasted malt. Sweetness lingers, but develops into a decent bitter roasted malt character, finishing with some alcohol warmth. Full body with a thick mouthfeel and minimal carbonation.Overall, a superlative doppelbock. Amazing complexity in the aromas and really nice flavors. One of the best I’ve had.