Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear caramel color with small head. Malty rich caramel flavor and aroma. Clean and smooth tasteing.
jason (1821) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Poured a deep red body with thin head. Aroma is rich malt. Flavor is light chocolate, rich malt. Very smooth and rich but a surprising light body.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, old snow colored head. Earthy rustic tree root kind of smell, very much 3 ft down and dark. Some plumy caramel. Much more brisk carbonation than expected, emphasized by a touch of wheaty roast. Loamy caramel flavor, licorice, walnuts, a tannic plum skin finish. A beer both wintery and refreshing.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Draught at Andechser Restaurant/Pub in Munich. This beer changed my mind on bocks. Dark brown with nice light beige head that seems to stay around forever. Flavor is surprisingly complex, sweet and malty with notes of caramel nuts, and fruit. I went twice with the intention of trying more of their brews, but couldn’t help but order this again! Fantastic beer!
sandollor (48) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 Not too strong smelling lite malty and rich. This guy started off tingly and slightly sharp, but ended ultra smooth with a great after taste that is difficult to explain. Caramel? Maybe a little fruit even. A great brew.
Becker (14) - Bayern, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No yeast in bottom. Reddish brown colour with a very nice beige head. Sweet malty aroma also sweet malty flavour with hints of caramel. Ends up light and refreshing.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark reddish brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, roasted nuts, and all around malty. Tastes of caramel, toasted nuts, dark fruits, and some chocolate.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Normally bock isn’t a complete favorite of mine, but I have to give in for the charm of this German strapping fellow... He has a dark brown color and a large head. His aroma is malty with notes of alcohol and the mouth feel is prickly. His flavour is very sweet with loads of roasted malt that gives notes of caramel and a hint of licorice. The alcohol is warming and the finish has a slight bitterness. The notes of roasted malt is in the taste from start to end, and leaves me with a very good overall impression of this nicely balanced bock.
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found this at the Delirium Café and I’m glad I had it when I was there because it was impossible to find in either Koln or Dusseldorf when I was there, despite its availability being listed on the Andechs website.
This has a dark brown/reddish body with only a little head. There is a huge malty aroma with caramel notes that pours from the glass. The taste matches the aroma with big sweet malty flavors with caramel and some accompanying bitterness that builds at the end. As it warms up, the caramel presence increases until it is nearly the primary flavor. This is only medium bodied with good drinkability. It is a good beer but I did expect slightly better because of the reputation.
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle with a 2008/08/02 drink by date. Murky brown with a light tan head. Good smell is classic dopplebock with sweet malts, roasted nuts, black licorice, and smoke. Smooth, slick mouthfeel. Great taste of blackened malts with a black licorice and tobacco sweetness along with an earthy, musty essence. The best Bock I’ve had since the 1980’s, probably ever but i can’t remember that far back. This brew simply blows away the "the best" Dopplebocks here @ RB. Excellent. 11/30/2007