KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a semi-transparent medium brown with an orange hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) cream colored frothy head that dissipated quickly to a small amount of residue which produced some poor lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted light bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, caramel, dark fruit (cherries and plums) and also had a mild nuttiness to it.
The taste was lightly sweet with a note of toffee early on and then had a nice bold maltiness come on board with notes of caramel, dark fruit and an ever so mild taste of alcohol. The flavor hung around for only a short while with a sweet fruity taste that was left to fade away rather quickly.
Mouthfeel was just above light in body and had a kind of watery texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall a brew that was quite easy to drink and had a nice malty fruity flavor...
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 (355) - 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 (35) - - 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 (253) - 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 (675) - 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 (90) - 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 (4594) - 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 (48) - - 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
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lager-clear amber-copper with a rich tan head. Rich toffee on light fruit nose. Sticky mouthfeel. The toffee is in the flavor but more muted than what's noted in the aroma. Light fruitiness underneath.
caribou43 (128) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This doppel bock is perfect and in my opinion better than the Andecks doppel bock. The colour is brown-red and the taste is like the "prune" caramel and sweet and not too dry, I mean the taste of alcool is not so strong.