beastiefan2k (3581) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle purchased at Bierkoning on my Amsterdam trip and consumed in KC. Best before 28/03/12. Pours with a clear dark color and a small quickly fading head. Small bubble are visible as they travel to the surface of the beer. Aroma is strong earthy prune with leafiness. It is very novel and intense but not sweet and well-attenuated. Its different drinking a beer that doesn’t get all its flavor from either hops or ester rich yeast. Some weird caramel in there as well. Flavor is like tree caramel and not sweet. Dark bark/earth at the end of the flavor and it sticks around. Sweetness is there just not sugary. Easy to drink yet full of flavor. Split with two others and poured into a Stone IS snifter glass.
climberbob (446) - Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Largish bottle into German glass. Dark ruby but still transparent. Malt cola aroma and cola taste. Slightly sweet malt dominated. Alcohol hidden. Pretty good.
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Graham77 (431) - SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany colour. The head does not last. The aroma of this is fruit, dark chocolate and brown sugar. The taste is very good indeed. Medium heavy sweet with light bitterness maybe some unami. It is rich and satisfying. lightly carbonated. Really good stuff.
Thomas_W1 (529) - Rastatt, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flasche 0,5l: Kastanienbraun, Schwarz, glasklar, kräftiger mittelporiger brauner Schaum; tiefe dunkle Süße in der Nase, komplex, schwer, Malzzucker, getrocknete/eingelegte Früchte, Röstaromen, schwarze Kirschen, dunkle Schokolade, Kaffee; im Körper kräftige dunkle Süße, Malzzucker, kräftige Röstaromen, dunkle Schokolade, Kaffee, cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, angenehme Bitterkeit; langer süß-malziger Nachgang mit leichten Röstaromen
ShivanDragon (3508) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amsterdam Pubcrawl 2016, @Brecht, van tap. caramel bruin/rood met zacht fijne bruine kraag. geroosterde mout, caramel, rookmout, gerookt, gebrand, zacht, super goede smaken, gedroogde pruim, wat rozijn, zacht en redelijk dik mondgevoel. lekker
bytemesis (6943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear copper chestnut, medium beige head, dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is malty, roasty, black tea. Flavor is rich, malty, cocoa, hints of coffee, roasted malt, toasted rye bread, tea tones. Medium body, soft mouthfeel.
Bulk_Carrier (3828) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a pilsner glass, the appearance was a rich dark brown color. A rich semi-thick one finger-ed eggshell white foamy head started and dissipated. Smooth foamy rings of lace form nicely.
The aroma starts with rich sweet dark fruity bread. Rich sweet roasty nuts with sweet milk chocolate malt balls comes through to blend with the Lager yeast very nicely. Robust enough to bring about caramel and toffee portions. Candied fruits somewhat show their face as it warms.
The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned aromas sweetly with a nice bready smooth aftertaste leading into a sly dark fruity sort of finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a damn nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels low. Slight sticky but acceptable.
Overall, damn nice doppelbock. Of course, why knock the Germans on their own style.
degbert (1705) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red-brown with a soft, creamy, shallow, off-tan head. Nose is dried fruit, port wine, chocolate, vanilla, roast nuts, and a very faint edge of salinity. On the tongue, it’s exceedingly rich and complex; this is a doppelbock that veers closely to being a stout in body and layers of flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, and the alternating touches of dark dried fruit and nuttiness is perfect. I see why this is a hundred pointer.
MetalNHopHead (1454) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 30, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
There’s really nothing quite like the enjoyment you get from pouring a German brew from one of those distinct bullet-shaped bottles into thick-walled mug. The best feeling is knowing you get to enjoy it all to yourself. Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel has a clear brown body and a thick eggshell-colored head. Candied fruit and toasted sugar aromatics. Flavors are both rustically simple yet quite complex (for a Lager). Molasses, fruitiness, caramel, bread, chocolate, and a bit of hoppiness near the finish. Completely smooth feel. This one’s easygoing yet works best when enjoyed over a period of time to experience how the starchiness comes out as it warms. Slowly enjoying this with Sleep’s Holy Mountain playing nearby seems like a wholly appropriate idea.
wombat23 (761) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a dark amber-brown, clear, with a very light-beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, dark fruits, bread and toast. Similar flavors. Very good.
darbeer75 (550) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: intense maltiness with some molasses; Appearance: very dark amber with offiwhite head that lingers; Taste: follows nose with some additional vanilla and molasses; reminds me of Christmas cookies; Palate: medium body with long, sweet finish; Overall: can appreciate it but not my favorite style. Would not get again.