joergen (24752) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005.
Brown coloured with a yellow head.
Sweet aroma of bread, caramel and dried fruits.
Very sweet flavour of malts, bread and caramel.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle RBESG. Fresh, hoppy aroma. Flavor is mostly metallic. Malty metallic. Aftertaste is burnt sugar. With some metal.
CamdenD (1135) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful roasty nose and smooth, smooth sticky taste. It’s just a bit thin on the aftertaste, but this is a very nice beer. Very little carbonation and just like a handpulled beer. Nicely done.
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Deep dark brown beer. Beautiful toasted nut aroma, complex caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Slightly earthy aroma with a lot of sweet syrupy malt character. Sweet caramel flavour, nice creamy body with a long toasty finish. A touch of pepper and very faint bitterness.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown w/ frothy, light brown foam. Sweet, slightly roasty aroma of caramel, brown sugar, licorice & chocolate. Creamy, medium feel. Flavour is sweet & earthy w/ a mild sourness. Sweet finish w/ notes of alcohol.
Sammy (10317) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Licorice and anise and grassy aroma. Very dark brown, carmel coca-cola and well carbonated, large but dissapearing head, lace, sourness like a Baltic. cocoa powder in medium mouthfeel. Mixed up well with different other tastes, more of a cooking beer by itself.
DYCSoccer17 (3545) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. New Label. Sweet, sticky malty aroma with mild vinousness in the aroma. Some nuttiness and some oxidized caramelly aromas. Transparent garnet color with a light tan head. Start is mildly sweet, turning roasy and very smooth with lots of caramel malts. Sweet notes, and a bit toastiness. This is seductively smooth and very drinkable. A great beer that should be rated higher.
lamas (1526) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Label is different than that in the picture. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a pretty old bottle since it came from Chevy Chase Liquors in DC where they apparently hold onto their stock until it sells. A near-opaque, DEEP, DEEP mahogany pour with a thin khaki head. Aroma is of molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, anise and wheat bread. Carbonation is a little high. Rich and thick. A good bit of chocolate, coffee and molasses in the taste. Starts off with some sweet malts that exude a little chocolate-covered raisin quality. Some bitter hops make a token appearance at the end. The slightest bit of warming alcohol is present in the finish. An excellent full-bodied beer.
Baler (7) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Pours muddy red with a quickly-dissipating head with a malty raisin aroma. Tastes of earthy molasses, light floral hops and notes of coffee and dark chocolate that make this a perfect after-dinner treat. Satisfying alcohol esters in the finish. Hops become more pronounced with warming. The Al Green of Doppelbocks.
shrubber85 (9607) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 Bottle. Rich molasses malt aroma - mild tannins. A dark brown / blood red color with negligible head. Thick molasses malt flavor - moderate hops bitterness and astrigency. Very nice body. This is a nice easy drinking doppelbock but may not be strong enough for some.