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?
Foerdifuxx (65) - Franconia, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby beer with a small, short lasting, beige, almost yellow head. Aromas of intense cherry wood, coffee, alcohol, floral and herbal hops, licorice, caramel, malt and yeast . Full of roasted malt in taste, coffee, light peppery notes together with fruity alcohol, sparkling afterglow. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Aroma could be less "plain" malty, apart from that really good.
portableparty (2168) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice frothy off white khaki head that settles to a thin sudsy film and collar. Aroma is chocolate roasted malt light clove raisin chocolate licorice. Palate is medium creamy velvety. Really nice!
kto (287) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear dark brown with a small tan head and a nice lacing. aroma caramel, butterscotch, dried fruits, roasted malts. sweetish flavour; nuts, dried fruits, dark chocolate. slight alcohol warmth, alcohol is well hidden despite 7.1% abv. long finish with some coffee and dark chocolatey bitterness. nice and complex.
mbgrayson (638) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear Amber, with a tan head. Nice taste, malt and slightly sweet, well balanced. This is a very good doppelbock. Thumbs up!
mike67 (957) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at German restaurant in Philly. Pours brown fluffy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of plums, caramel malt and hint of coffee. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of caramel malt, plums, brown sugar and some herbal hops. Finish is long and semi-sweet. Sweet but tasty brew.
tightslice (507) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is MALTS on MALTS on MALTS, sorghum syrup, raisins, lots of dried fruit. Taste is a little more mellow (but welcome) with some creaminess and light stale breadiness on the finish (also welcome). One of the best malty German beers I’ve had.
nybol (137) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fin krop med smag af chokolade og rosiner anes i sødme. En god bockøl man nemt kan drikke flere af.
Slautar (215) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Z zapasów przywiezionych przez Ojca z wycieczki do Niemiec.
Być może po prostu nie jest to mój styl ale jedyne co chce mi się o tym piwie powiedzieć to, że szału nie ma, niczego nie urywa.
cervmagpt (457) - PORTUGAL - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review based on the BJCP215 guidelines (style 9A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: significant malt aroma with some caramelized notes and Maillard products (bread crust). slight vinous background. no hop aroma discernible. APPEARANCE: ruby body color and translucent. average ivory head with good retention. TASTE: very nice malty flavour with a lot of Maillard products. slight caramel note. low bitterness with an almost sweet finish. PALATE: medium-full body with moderate carbonation. very faint alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a very good example of a doppelbock with great complexity. recommended.
diablodawg (31) - - AUG 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the bier Haus. Dark brown, thin lacing, very small head. Huge sweet malt and molasses notes . Complex, deep fruit and chocolate notes. Very interesting and tasty. Will buy again.