muzzlehatch (4829) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Stoughton Spirits in Stoughton, WI, served at a bit below cellar temp in a St. Ambroise glass. Big creamy off-white very stable head diminishes gradually, so gradually atop the dark translucent bronze body, leaving light flecks on the glass-sides...nose is overwhelmingly caramel-cream to begin with, a bit of fig steals in, very sweet, just a touch of roast or smoke...body is sweet, mostly dominated by those caramel malts with just a bit of dry roast coming in at the finish, along with an ashy character that is a bit unpleasant, unfortunately - not ruinous but a definite detraction...body isn’t as full as it could or should be, perhaps not watery but certainly feeling a bit thin; carbonation appropriate or perhaps a little strong. I had a few of these in Vermont in 2013-14 and I think they might have been a little better, perhaps a little fresher; as it is, though not poor by any means this has to count as a disappointment given it’s reputation and how long I’d been looking forward to it. I’ll certainly give it more chances, especially if I can find it a little bit closer to home and more obviously fresh.
Maracuja05 (734) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[backlog] 26-08-15 // bottle at Domsgickel, Mainz. Dark brown, beige head. Massive bock. Sweet body. Strong malty. Some caramel. Chocolate, roasty malts.Full body.
artemb (713) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel, dark bread with fruits, some molasses.
Taste: sweet with light acidity and light spicy bitterness.
Flavour: light sherry notes, some rotten fruits,
Light spicy alcohol in the finish.
Very good malty and aromatic beer with well hidden alcohol.
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So this blew me away. Not as sweet as many doppelbocks but just a delicious flavor. Finish is smooth, a little caramel. Easily my favorite doppelbock hands down.
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a clear medium brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is fruit, sweet caramel malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich, fruity, light spice, light hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
mathieuc (3375) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep deep brown/maroonnwith a medium beige head that leaves pretty good lacing. Nose is of caramel, alcohol and some caramelized/slightly burnt sugars. Taste is moderately sweet and a lightly bitter with more caramel, a light roastiness and light alcohol. Not boozy but slightly warming. Body is medium-full and carbonation moderate. Long lasting sweet finish. A fine doppelbock that is exactly on style. Nice!
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bouteille provenant de Bottlecraft): Une Doppelbock assez croustillante et moyennement sucrée. Pommes cuites, baies et fèves de cacao avec une finale assez rôtie.
ttoadee (1296) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep bronze pour, 2 fingers of light tan head. Nose is dark malt. More sweet than bitter. Middle is chocolate malt, stone fruit, some molasses; bready and delicious. Finish is smooth, with the hops drying things just a bit.
PintjeFritz (182) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
No information in detail about the malts, hops or drinktemperature on the bottle but a very good beer.
Clear red-brown beer with a nice light cappuccino head, very roasty and good, fizzy, smell is roasty, for a German Doppelbock Dunkel very, very good and one of the best, full body,
(I have 0.5l bottle with best-before 24.02.17)
ArtificialCyst (606) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Caramel, bread, raisins, dried fig, light spice, flower. Appearance: Ruby color, head medium-high, note very durable. Taste: Very smooth, bready, caramelly, feels a bit roasty, fruity notes: dates, dried figs, light spicy bitterness. Palate: Body is medium-high, carbonation low, finish sweet, very drinkable and soft.