erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Saarlander for the bottle. Pours a deep autumnal amber, bordering on brown wih a dissipating tannish head. Take a thick piece of whole wheat, load it up with cinnamon and brown sugar and heavily caramelize the thing...that’s what this smells like. Some hint of clove too. The body is med-thick. light enough to make it pallateble, beefy enough to make it substantial. The flavors are so wonderfully malty. Huge breadiness, lots of light chocolate and just a hint of noble spice. Finish is nicely drying. A wonderfully balanced doppelbock.
Svesse (7031) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with foamy beige head. Malty nose with dried fruit (figs, raisins), cherries, brown sugar and strong, sweet coffee. Malty, clean and fresh taste with dried fruit, raisins, brown sugar, coffee and a spicy bitterness in the finish. Full bodied and well balanced. Very nice and enjoyable brew.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Sampled at the outside fireplace to the surprisemeal.] One of the best bock I ever have tasted. Round smooth in the bockway with its personally sticky maltyness. Notes of alcohol, metal, caramel, bread and more. Perfect to many meals.
jdjuice (472) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I need a good glass to drink this. Very smooth, like a belgian. Very sweet, again like a belgian. Unlike a belgian, its dominated with roastiness and grain flavors. Some fruitiness. Dangerously drinkable despite its alcohol content. I’ll rerate when I have a better glass.
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Clear dark mahogany with a dense and long-lastig head, with good lacing. Aroma with a complex malt profile; brown sugar, vanilla, dark fruit (cherry, raisins), cloves, cinnamon and some alcohol, very bready & reminding of cookie-dough. Taste is surprisingly dry and even somewhat smoky, although its definitely on the sweet side with tons of malt, the dark fruit and spices from the aroma shining through. The finish is quite long and luckily not sweet or cloying at all. Mouthfeel is rounded and not too carbonated, which makes this brew surprisingly easy drinkable. Lush.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 I tried this for the first time in Luzern (from DTW) and it blew me away! The beer pours a rich maroon colour with light off-whtie head. The taste is big on roasty malt, with prune, chocolate and caramel flavours. It is sweet, but not overly so, and has a nice smooth finish. The beer has a light body that although strong makes it very drinkable. This beer is amazing!!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Big German malt and fruit aroma,with hints of a Christmas cookie spice,taste is a heavenly malt with plenty of fig and raisin fruit gently making its presence known ,also just a wisp of teasing sweetness that floats in and out. The amazing thing about this brew is the texture and mouthfeel ,it is almost perfectly carbonated,the beer is worth drinking just for that wonderful sensation. Defines the style. Thanks Tever
Fukito (940) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Aufsturz, march 07. Rummy aroma, gorgeous brown body with red hues and a solid, compact, beige head. Tastes of dried fruits, some candy and a nice ripe banana ending. A touch of molasses. Texture is medium bodied, very drinkable, velvety and very clean. Very good, flavorfull doppelbock.
ekstedt (6082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 Bottle (50 cl) from Toom Getränkemarkt, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Deep copper, clear, medium to large beige head. Intense and complex malt aroma with dried fruits, toffee and wood, slightly roasted and earthy. Some hops in the background. Very smooth mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. A firm malt sweetness that never feels overwhelming, and some touch of alcohol, are well balanced by a discrete bitterness. Wonderful. Plus in the margin for a non-stupid name that does not end with -ator.
kramer (5428) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, via henrikb. Pours a clear chestnut brown body under a firm creamy one inch beige head. Excellent retention even with the minimal carbonation. The aroma is thick syrupy malt with a little bit of an aged character. Nice hefty malt flavor without being overly sweet and sticky like too many Doppelbocks. Light graininess, toffee, light coffee, and a bit of light alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with no sticky or cloying sweetness. Just enough hops to balance it out a little. Moderate fine carbonation. A very good Doppelbock. One of the best and most stylistically true examples I’ve had.