ekstedt (6157) - 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 (5499) - 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.
zathrus13 (1740) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to kramer17801. Amber/red, with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, brown sugar, and bread. Flavor is malt, caramel, molasses, bread, and some fruit. A little overpowering, but good.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber, tan colored head. Strong aroma, caramel malt, roast, molasses. Rich caramel and bready flavor. Alcohol taste present but subtle. Smooth drinking, velvety. Very good.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. clear amber color. large head. extreemly sweet. very malty. some bread and quite low on carp.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 500mL Bottle. Pours a transparent ruby tan color with a medium sized layer of off-white head. Perfumy nose with some gumdrop fruity notes and a lightly toasted nuttiness. Hints of chocolate and prune warm the nose as well, bringing to mind visions of a clean, fruity dessert. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate malt character with a clean, unspiced raisin and prune dark fruitiness. A little bit of pumpernickel bread adds some further complexity. Impressive amount of dark, malty, bready flavors considering the light, clean, supple mouthfeel this beer exhibits. Excellent example of the style. Thanks for sharing, Chris!
buffpuke (4) - USA - MAR 5, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer, all the comments so far are more than accurate. With so many opinions I would just like to comment on the nice deep red amber color of this beer. I want to paint my bike this color! good beer, I think I’ll have another........
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was really glad to see that this wasn’t available just during the Starkbierzeit, since I had just missed missed it by a couple of weeks. I think it’s safe to say that we still would have made a visit to the Kloster even if this particular beer wasn’t available. I don’t know about bottled versions, but fresh vom Faβ this is a real treat and worth the praise it receives. Roasty malts, fennel, plums and raisins. A nice hint of carbonation to keep the palate clean for each successive sip, of which there were many.
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [Tasting @ Per 23-02-2007]. Outstanding Doppelbock! Initial appearance of head was almost none excising. What was there was slightly fizzy and white. Color was light reddish brown like. Aroma was heavy malt with notes of rye bread, caramel, toasted, molasses, light chocolate and cookie. Miscellaneous notes were light dry fruity and some wood like aroma. Full bodied with a light alcoholic texture and a flat carbonation. Flavor was heavy sweet with balancing burned candies bitterness. Excellent sweet caramel finish. Incredible beer.
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) Clear, dark mahogany colour with a nice foamy and lacing tanned head. Moderately sweet roasted malt arma with caramel, liquorice and a touch of coffee. Sweet but not sticky flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Toast-malty, slightly roasted taste with caramel, dried fruits and soft herbal notes. Sweet malty, toasty and tough bitter, but aromatic finish. A very good and rounded, classical Doppelbock.