saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice big head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma is malty and spicy. Taste is malt, and maybe some raisin.
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 10/2006).
Dark amber - ruby color, small tan head. Burnt malts and sugar in the aroma, hints of coffee too. Sweetish sugary, burnt malty, light grassy hoppy. Well-balanced sweetish doppelbock - very good!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at NYRBG. Deep dark reddish brown in color with a nice off white head that left a nice lacing. Malty and nice fruity aroma. Raisins and prunes and other dark fruits. Malty and sweet flavor. Caramel notes. Full bodied. Well balanced beer with malt and light hops. Finish is malty. Very nice beer. Enjoyable.
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to EDA for bringing this to the NYRBG - now THIS is a doppelbock - creamy and full-bodied, with soft carbonation - caramel and vanilla at the fore, followed by raisins and other dark, dried fruits - buttery, with balancing hops arriving late - earthy thoughout, with an almost belgian-like cellared quality - awesome.
Stefano (1886) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 On tap at Andechser am Dom in Munich. Dark brown with a large head and lots of lace. Nice rich malty aroma with tones of raisin and fig. Flavor is muc the same, slighlty sweet, quite malty tones of fig, raisin, and dark fruits.
Ughsmash (7202) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5L Bottle, BB 8/28/06. Thanks to sk8viking for getting this across the pond! Poured a clear, fiery autumn orange with an 1/8" residual cap of beige head. Nose was somewhat airy with dark, lightly-toasted malts...lots of caramel, nutty cherry-infused sponge cake, crisp woody/leafy hoppage, mild veggie mash, and buttered toffee. The flavor sported a consistent flow of toasty malts (caramel, toffee, and nutty flavors), some fruit (cherries and mild vinous notes), and rustic hoppage... finish was long, malty, and a bit on the tacky side. The complexity was high, and this was well balanced. Great brew!
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautifull dark,redish glooming, brown color
head creamy and dark beige
smells malty,some citrus or almoust orange, has to plum and figue smell
tasts fruity,mallty,some dark bitter caramel
dark chocolate aftertaste ,some warm alcohol,some nice bitterness
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper-brown with a small and persistent creamy tanned head. The aroma is full of raisins, chocolate, cherries, caramel, and tofeee - overall very pleasant. Big chocolatey body - sweetish toasty malts with some of that cherry cake fluffiness. Alcohol warmth in the finish and some chocolate chalkiness. Generally soft palate and bursting with complexity. Very good.
Tasted this on a train (IC 2115) from Hamburg to Düsseldorf on May 25, 2006.
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2006 Brun øl købt i Tyskland.
Dufte og smag følges ad og er sødlig og karamelagtig. Fint niveau af kulsyre.
Skal nydes helt kold.
macbar (30) - ITALY - MAY 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, 7.1% abv. Deep amber coloured, with creamy beige head, which left good lacing. Aroma is great and complex; sweet malts, banana, strawberry and lots more besides. Flavour is not disappointing after the aroma, sweet, malty, prunes, caramel and more. Smooth, moderately carbonated, medium to full bodied, with an excellent mouthfeel and a lightly bitter finish. The best doppelbock I’ve tried.