dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 Medium dark apperance, very malty and sweet. Complex taste.
This beer convinced me that doppelbocks are actually a good type of beer.
Re-rate: After having this about a dozen times, I´ve got to up my rating a bit, since this beer is heavenly. The smoothness and taste are extraordinary. I love it.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge aroma of molassis and nuts. The body on this is a thing of awe- so full and tasty, the mouth totally appreciates. Sugary and complex, with breadiness and nuttiness. Slighly bitter. Great beer.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber. Medium sized head. Aroma displays,toffee,nuts, slightly toasty. Mouthfeel is creamy,clean,and coating(without being thick). Nutty,bready,fig,toast,flavors. Finish is sweet,with quite a bit of hop. Lingering finish displays clean,chocolate and roasted cereal flavors. Probably not thick enough for some,but cleaner than any other Doppel I've had,with alcohol perfectly hidden.The more it warms and loses carbonation,the more flavorful and smoother it becomes. I could easily drink more than one bottle of this in a sitting.Excellent!
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Well I must say I was somewhat disappointed. I was expecting something great, but I guess it was still good. Very clear deep red-brown colour, but poor head retention (which was certainly not what I was expecting.) Aroma was quite malty, with a touch of honey, roasted malts (surprisingly) and slight alcohol. Flavour was malty (though not as malty as I was expecting) with a fair bit of dark malt character and quite a strong bitterness. I was expecting something like a really malty dunkel on steroids, but instead this beer was less malty and more roasty and bitter than expected. (Stupid comment about Salvator removed)
Well, I thought that perhaps the bottle I had in Melbourne had been mishandled , but I had it on tap at the Andechs outlet in Nürnberg and it was basically exactly the same. It’s OK, but too roasty and alcoholic and not malty enough. My mate loved it though - it was the only beer on our trip that he finished before me!
jfm (1725) - Holbćk, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2004 Nice dark color with a good head. The taste is very a very smooth, strong malty taste. Very nice bock indeed.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel colored, tan head, a slight bit
lighter in appearance than I expected.
Glorious malty aroma. Smooth and strong
taste. Caramel flavor throughout with a little
kick of alcohol in the finish. Good beer.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/20/03, draft, Berlin. Clear amber-brown with a thick, tan head. Leaves beautiful lacing as the head dissipates. Mild malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Rich roasted malty flavor, figs and noticible alcohol. Wonderful lingering fruity finish. Smooth, almost syrupy palate, lightly carbonated and rolls around the mouth easily. Got even better as it warmed - very good beer!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper brown hued with a thin coating of lacey eggshell head. Thick sweet caramel and roasted toffee aroma. Body is syrupy sweet and complex with a mellow chocolate chip cookie dough flavor. Reminds me a lot of celebrator, but not as dark. Very smooth and hides its alcohol very well. Thanks Yogibeera!
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yeasty and some molasses. No head almost. Cloudy. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Couldn't find anything special.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice. Sort of a weak aroma with a raisiny, nutty, complex taste, but the alcohol of 7.1% was more noticeable to me than in the Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock. Also, I thought the Andechser was a bit lighter bodied than I'd have liked. Good, though.