Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from some beer store in Gräfelfing. Pours a clear, deep brown colored body with a nice ruby hue. Finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet, nutty and bready caramels with a nice dark fruit note, touches of roast, and a bit of a chocolate note. Flavor is similar. Medium sweet, nutty, bready, somewhat grainy caramels with a touch of chocolate, a good amount of dried fruits, and a light roasty hint. Finishes fairly dry and pretty clean with a light bitterness and a nice roast touch. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-full body and a soft, moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a really nice doppelbock. A bit sweet and malty, but really well balanced with a nice dried fruit, chocolate, and roast touch. Great beer.
uckelman (91) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, amber. Tan head which dissipates quickly, leaving a little lace around the edge of the glass. Not a lot of aroma, mostly hints of malt and some alcohol. Palate is well-balanced. A good mouthfeel, velvety in the middle, dry finish. Not sweet at all, considering it purports to be a dopplebock. The flavor is understated. The best things here are the appearance and the palette, which is unusual.
CountDrugula (12) - - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Botella de medio litro, comprada en El Cervecero, Las Rozas. De color marrón oscuro, con reflejos rojizos. En el aroma destaca el dulzor de la malta tostada, así como cereales y frutas oscuras, y particularmente las ciruelas pasas. En boca sorprende un cuerpo muy denso y sedoso, y los aromas se complementan con un dulzor intenso de malta, chocolate y caramelo, pasando a un amargo más propio del regaliz al final del trago. Una de mis doppelbock preferidas, de esas cervezas que alimentan el estómago y la felicidad.
Lore (447) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
reddish-brown colour, medium brownish head, which collapses however quickly;aroma of caramel, dried fruits and maybe some alcoholic notes; taste is dominated by rich maltyness with hints of alcohol in the backgroung some roastedness and candy sugar (which is not present, of course, due to the Reinheitsgebot :) ); excellent doppelbock
MalcolmTucker (521) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Andechs. Aroma is dominated by sweet caramel malt. Flavout continues the caramel malt them but with the addition of some herbal hops leading to slight medicine vibe. Very good.
TheCametron (1332) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
KEg at Andechser Am Dom. Pours Brown with a reddish hue and an off white head. Thick, sweet aroma and the flavour of Rolos on the tongue. Rising carame is tamed by sparing hops. Sweet caramel and a full body. This beer is delicious.
MikeKeller (592) - Kemi Rock City, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought from München. Blood red beer with a frothy beige, first huge then dissapearing, head. Points given by the look after pouring the bottle to the glass. Sweet caramel malty aroma has a bit alcohol too. Flavour is sweet caramel malts and some roast. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Really good!
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Ruby brown in color, thin to moderate sudsy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Strong bready aroma.
Seems pretty simple, which somewhat baffles me given its stature.   Smooth maltiness up front.   Soft dark pitted
fruit, but mainly a strong bready component you would expect from a Doppelbock.   Breadiness lingers from front to back,
with only a minor emphasis on dark pitted fruit.   While smooth, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Good, well
crafted, and very solid, but this one just seems so ordinary in my book.   Perhaps its the fact I am not having it at the
source thats a problem, but the bottled version likely does not do it justice.   Good, but I have had many other examples
that were more interesting.   Good, but unsure why its at the top.   I expected much more depth with this one.
BOLTZ7555 (2424) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle acquired through an amazing trade with Homer321! Have wanted to try this one for a significant amount of time and excited I was able to experience it. Deep copper pour with an tightly packed eggshell head. This one is filled by dark fruit, raisin, prune, fig, caramel, toffee, honey, and molasses. Medium mouthfeel...not heavily carbonated but not terribly syrupy either. Love the balance. Really nice brew!
Torrefacto (89) - - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color rojizo caramelizado, espuma beige clara, densa y muy bien formada. Aromas dulces y caramelo. En boca muestra ese mismo carácter con un final alcóholico equilibrado, nada molesto. Textura ligera, muy fácil de beber. En mi opinión, una gran doppelbock.