ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown colour with a big long-lasting tan coloured foam. Deep malty aroma of figs, blue plums, dark chocolate and black currant. Malty big flavour of figs, nuts, dark chocolate and raisin. Well masked alcohol. Long chocolately finish.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
brownish orange color, lots of nuts and raisons and other dark fruits in it. i think there is some chocolate too, this was another noogfest victim.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. lucky find. Found this in a German getrankmart after reviewing the top 50 on ratebeer.com. I am glad I did. This is a real stand out of the 50 or so beers offered at the store. Many German beers have a similar taste and character, but this doppelbock is solid. Aroma of almost chocolate, decent spicy wood and orange peel in the flavor. This is a beer to share with friends, to keep on stock, and to enjoy. One of the best so far I’ve tasted in Germany.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My notes say "w..he/ ite" WTF??? Well I can read the rest of it. A reddish brown appearance. The flavor is rather sour with a red and white grape presence. I also detect some chocolate and raisins. A bit of alcohol shows in the finish. Good bier!
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tastes decent enough. i think i dont have a flavor for this quite yet. hints of chocolate and hops weird citrus after taste
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another thanks to my roommate Skidz for bringing this back from Germany for me! After the initial pour, it appeared to be a rather dark, murky brown, but when looking at the body through the light, after wiping away all of the condensation due to the cold glass and high humidity, it actually turns out to be a dark reddish amber, cola-like. Nice, lasting head. Nutty aroma, with light burnt caramel and brown sugar.Very full, slightly roasty flavor, heavy on very sweet malts. Raisins as well. I was surprised by the moderate hop presence. A little too sticky sweet for my tastes. Lastling light bitterness in the back of the mouth. A great beer, but I think it would have been much more enjoyable on a day with less heat and humidity! The syrupy sweetness bothered me a bit in my nearly sweltering apartment.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice but very sweet. aromas of molasses, toffee, caramel, maybe a bit malt(molasses?). taste is sweet,bit bitter, smoky, plums, raisins and other dark fruits also a bit of dark chocolate. mf is cloyingly sweet and sourish. finish is long, sweet and alcohol is present.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark brown (almost cola-flavoured) with a huge, neat and lightly brownish head. Wonderful nutty nose and immensely full and malty aromas. Has some of the same flavour-patterns as Belgian trappists - although a higher bitterness. A great bock indeed. 201099
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First of all, thanks Nat! 500ml bottle. Served at 53.5° (~12°C) in my NB worthy glass. Pours dark crimson red with a smallish off-white/nearly tan head. The beer coats the glass when swirled. Aroma is sweet malt, milk chocolate, dark fruits, with hints of noble hops? The mouthfeel is full, but not overly so. The taste is malty with the noble hops? grassiness and spiciness. There are flavors of tofee, vanilla, prunes?, and pepper? The finish is slightly bitter and finishes clean. I haven’t had a dopplebock in a long while, but this seems a bit different from the ones I have had, there is less sweetness and fullness of body and more drinkability; it would be far too easy to spend an afternoon drinking this beer and at 7%, the alcohol might just sneak up on you.
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last bottle from Royal Mile, Des Moines. What a treat this was....never would’ve guessed I’d have to travel to Iowa to find this one. Poured a dark reddish brown color...more red shone through in the light....minimal whitish head. Aroma is big sweet malts, toffee-molasses sweet. Maybe some dark fruits thrown in for good measure. Flavor is similar, but does exhibit some nice hop bitterness...undetected early. Flavor runs deep and sweet but surprises at the end with some decent bitterness. Full bodied mouthfeel....I liked this one a lot.