dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, this was one of my top wants for a while, since I have a special affinity for doppelbocks. It was difficult to get my hands on due to distribution, but here goes! Pours a slightly disappointing clear mahogany brown with thin light tan head, no lacing. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, sweet caramel, and dried dark fruits. Flavor threw me off a little bit because of the depth of it’s complexity that I just wasn’t getting from the nose. Add in slight chocolate, vanilla, exotic mixed nuts, and nougat. Mouthfeel is slick, but slightly dry. Overall heavy body, but drinks thin if that makes sense?
vyvvy (5368) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. The aroma has rich cream, toffee, caramel, smooth toasty malt and milk chocolate. It has a medium smooth body with fairly soft carbonation. The taste has lots of toffee, thick bread, caramel, crackers and some woodiness. The finish is drier and more of an earthy rustic thing than most of the style. Really well done.
Wim (3506) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Along with Yves at his home dark brown colored body with off white head and a herby malt hops aroma a herby sweet caramel malt taste with a slight bitter finish
Yves (2778) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with wim at my home. Malty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty sweet caramel hinted.
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KansaiBeerLvrs (4173) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kloster andechs doppelbock Dunkel 7.1% shared by my buddy Laurent.
A purplish brown with a fruity aroma featuring plums and raisins as well as spicy malts. decent body as malty stone fruit flavor with a bit of heat. OK.
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heavy (2378) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May. ’15. On tap at Andechser am Dom. It poured clear copper body with medium sized head. Aroma contained alcohol, caramel, some sweet dried fruit but also roasted notes. Flavor was more bitter at first, roasted sugar and cocoa with a sticky sweet doppelbock (caramel, sugar, dry fruits etc) counterpart coming on. Then, light herbal hops were more pronounced in the aftertaste, rounding it nicely without too sticky impression. Full in body and cloying anyway. Quite pleasant and relatively complex, although might have expected more to be honest.
Ttheilen (435) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
digitalmacchi (7) - Porza, SWITZERLAND - APR 21, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Ottima birraaqa ottimo il sapore di malto e la qualita della birra bravi birraiii
pitch992 (83) - SLOVENIA - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: toasty, roasty, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, toffee,
Appearance: brown with reddish tint, off-white head, good retention.
Taste: low bitterness, light sweetness, roasty, chocolate, nuts, toast, bread, alcohol, raisins and vanilla. Impressed.
Palate: medium-full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long smooth finish.
Overall: A nice sipper that I will gladly return to.
drsordr (2095) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Churchkey pour dark cola brown with thin tan head. Nose molasses, toffee, hint of soy. Taste raisin, prune, molasses, sweet character throughout.
commonshawn (977) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at churchkey in DC. Dark copper plum with thick off white head. Dark fruit nose. Malty. Malty sweet and tangy grain. Slight caramel taste. Otherwise the malty grain dominates. Dark fruit is low in the taste. Finish is ok. Medium body. I wanted more layers and depth, but decent.