SinH4 (17) - - 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 (1191) - 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 (586) - 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 (1929) - 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 (9044) - 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 (3662) - 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 (90) - 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.
Pringao_Toribi (234) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: strong but drinkable boozy/malty beer.
Pours strong cloudy orange, with beige foam. Very liquory and drinkable at the same time, malty to cooked flavours, aroma too soft.
xXbaptisteXx (39) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arôme café au lait noisettes. Une mousse pas trop épaisse par rapport à d'autres bières allemandes.. Au goût elle n'est vraiment pas un air très douce on sent le café en bouche
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate cooked orange for the hops and dough for the yeast, with hints of brown sugar, raisin, and faint spice. Head is large, fizzy/frothy, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is dark red brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, slick with a lively carbonation. A Doppelbock on the lighter side, but perfectly balanced and plenty complex.