BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottle] Pours a dark brown color, very clear, with a dense and clingy off-white foam. Impressive. Dense malt aromas, some sugary sweetness. Flavors are very malty, chocolate and fruity esters. Plum, raisin and dark fruit. Very complex. Finishes with some lingering malt character and a good spicy, herbal bitterness. Outstanding.
muzzlehatch (4756) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Stoughton Spirits in Stoughton, WI, served at a bit below cellar temp in a St. Ambroise glass. Big creamy off-white very stable head diminishes gradually, so gradually atop the dark translucent bronze body, leaving light flecks on the glass-sides...nose is overwhelmingly caramel-cream to begin with, a bit of fig steals in, very sweet, just a touch of roast or smoke...body is sweet, mostly dominated by those caramel malts with just a bit of dry roast coming in at the finish, along with an ashy character that is a bit unpleasant, unfortunately - not ruinous but a definite detraction...body isn’t as full as it could or should be, perhaps not watery but certainly feeling a bit thin; carbonation appropriate or perhaps a little strong. I had a few of these in Vermont in 2013-14 and I think they might have been a little better, perhaps a little fresher; as it is, though not poor by any means this has to count as a disappointment given it’s reputation and how long I’d been looking forward to it. I’ll certainly give it more chances, especially if I can find it a little bit closer to home and more obviously fresh.
Maracuja05 (543) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[backlog] 26-08-15 // bottle at Domsgickel, Mainz. Dark brown, beige head. Massive bock. Sweet body. Strong malty. Some caramel. Chocolate, roasty malts.Full body.
artemb (661) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel, dark bread with fruits, some molasses.
Taste: sweet with light acidity and light spicy bitterness.
Flavour: light sherry notes, some rotten fruits,
Light spicy alcohol in the finish.
Very good malty and aromatic beer with well hidden alcohol.
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So this blew me away. Not as sweet as many doppelbocks but just a delicious flavor. Finish is smooth, a little caramel. Easily my favorite doppelbock hands down.
jmgreenuk (7669) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a clear medium brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is fruit, sweet caramel malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich, fruity, light spice, light hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
mathieuc (3318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep deep brown/maroonnwith a medium beige head that leaves pretty good lacing. Nose is of caramel, alcohol and some caramelized/slightly burnt sugars. Taste is moderately sweet and a lightly bitter with more caramel, a light roastiness and light alcohol. Not boozy but slightly warming. Body is medium-full and carbonation moderate. Long lasting sweet finish. A fine doppelbock that is exactly on style. Nice!
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bouteille provenant de Bottlecraft): Une Doppelbock assez croustillante et moyennement sucrée. Pommes cuites, baies et fèves de cacao avec une finale assez rôtie.
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep bronze pour, 2 fingers of light tan head. Nose is dark malt. More sweet than bitter. Middle is chocolate malt, stone fruit, some molasses; bready and delicious. Finish is smooth, with the hops drying things just a bit.
PintjeFritz (161) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
No information in detail about the malts, hops or drinktemperature on the bottle but a very good beer.
Clear red-brown beer with a nice light cappuccino head, very roasty and good, fizzy, smell is roasty, for a German Doppelbock Dunkel very, very good and one of the best, full body,
(I have 0.5l bottle with best-before 24.02.17)
ArtificialCyst (540) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Caramel, bread, raisins, dried fig, light spice, flower. Appearance: Ruby color, head medium-high, note very durable. Taste: Very smooth, bready, caramelly, feels a bit roasty, fruity notes: dates, dried figs, light spicy bitterness. Palate: Body is medium-high, carbonation low, finish sweet, very drinkable and soft.