dmschefke (566) - 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?
nearbeer (3586) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. Pours a clear dunkelish braun with a ruby tint and a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Nose is molasses, dark cherry, toasted peanut and earthy-spicy dry grass. Tastes of the same nice mix. Heavy body is smooth and somehow walks the tightrope to a delicately sweet balance just this side of cloying. I typically like low carbonation but my only quibble with this excellent brew is that it could probably use a tad more.
Mainuh_man (43) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.5L bottle. Pours a clear dark brown-black with a fluffy tan head that lingers. Really interesting aromas: Rich malt, soy sauce, cheese, molasses, smoke. Mildy sweet at the beginning, with notes of molasses and nice roasted malt. Sweetness lingers, but develops into a decent bitter roasted malt character, finishing with some alcohol warmth. Full body with a thick mouthfeel and minimal carbonation.Overall, a superlative doppelbock. Amazing complexity in the aromas and really nice flavors. One of the best I’ve had.
Pringao_Toribi (220) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: strong but drinkable boozy/malty beer.
Pours strong cloudy orange, with beige foam. Very liquory and drinkable at the same time, malty to cooked flavours, aroma too soft.
xXbaptisteXx (29) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arôme café au lait noisettes. Une mousse pas trop épaisse par rapport à d'autres bières allemandes.. Au goût elle n'est vraiment pas un air très douce on sent le café en bouche
glennmastrange (2205) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate cooked orange for the hops and dough for the yeast, with hints of brown sugar, raisin, and faint spice. Head is large, fizzy/frothy, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is dark red brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, slick with a lively carbonation. A Doppelbock on the lighter side, but perfectly balanced and plenty complex.
knickskicks (684) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rust/cola color, no head. Nose is dark fruits, cola, chocolate, ash. Taste is dark fruits, bread, cola, a touch of cardboard. Medium bodied.
Zwiebel88 (72) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rötlich-braunes Bier mit röstigen Aromen, etwas Honig und Weizen. Geschmacklich süßlich, schönes Malz, Honig, etwas Karamell. Sehr süffig mit guter Kohlensäure.
HeadyDE (470) - Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark caramel brown color with a 1 finger creamy tan head..a delicious doppelbock...nose is laden with caramel..toffee with some molasses and plum..alcohol is hidden well..very smooth and has a lot of character..not overly malty or sweet like some offerings of this style..highly enjoyable..
sdmmb (678) - USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Bamberg. Pleasant dark bock beer.
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Maakun (493) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice reddish brown with fast disappearing off-white head. Roasted grains, nuts, chocolate, dried fruits, apple, cinnamon, light smoke and dry cocoa powder. Medium sweet and light bitter finish. Very nice!