oliodnb (662) - ITALY - DEC 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours clear reddish amber with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel berries, dried red fruits. Taste is similar, stronger fruity notes, some hops. Medium body, sweet aftertaste, light carbonation. Very good.
ogre71 (315) - Utah, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good dark beer with lots of dark malty caramel flavors. Very little carbonation no real head easy to drink worth tiring.
d07c0m (126) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super malty without being cloying or overpowered with dark fruit flavor usually associated with Doppelbock. Foam retention thick and slightly caramel brown. Legendary brew, glad to finally grab a whole case of it!
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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jmanock (36) - - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A brilliant, dark amber beer with offwhite medium sized head.
initial aromas are light caramel, rose petal, and a bit of bread and candy. not extremely aromatic, but sweet smells do come through.
flavor is dominated by sweet toffee and bitter hops in the finish. hop character is very noticeable for this doppelbock, and overall, the malt character leans more towards this being a double maibock as opposed to the salvator side of the spectrum.
finish is bitter and crisp. mouthfeel is oily and not sticky. hop character seems fresh and very continental.
overall, a pretty good doppelbock that lacks the bready malt complexity of darker examples, but tastes fresh and has a bitter finish that makes it easy to imbibe sip after sip.
Jabah (394) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coming from the origin region for this style, this is about the closest representation as you can get. Nothing super-fancy here, just pretty much heavy caramel malt, grain, water, and light hops. Sweet caramel and earthy flavors. Medium brown unfiltered appearance with a flatter/lower carbonation feel.
Bricktop86 (791) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby red with a creamy head. Aroma is dark grains and dark fruit. Taste follows nose.
ScottWallace82 (96) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours a deep red with a very quick dissipating, large bubbled head, which is disappointing. Smells of dark malts, fruits, and bread. Rich, malty flavor with a well balanced finish. Not overly sweet, nor too dry. A well done doppelbock, except for the head.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Munich. Nice red body with big head. Roasty and toasty nose with fruits and plums. Taste of caramel, sugar. Some carbonation. Sweet finish.
BlindGuardianco (77) - - AUG 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer, quite strong but still drinkable enough, malty and sweet, low head, very good but I like the optimator better