rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a half finger tan head that fades rather quickly leaving just a tiny bit of foam on top. No lacing.
Aroma is full of malt. Lots of caramel, toffee, and burnt sugar along with an almost soy sauce like character but it is not off-putting. A touch of chocolate as well.
The flavor is very heavy on the burnt sugar/caramel but it doesn’t become astringent. This leads to some milk chocolate and a touch of coffee and toast. A little hop bitterness towards the finish but it is far in the background. Malt dominates. Mouthfeel is full and sticky/sweet but stays just below being cloying.
Overall, one of the best Doppelbocks out there. This is probably one of my least favorite styles but I can appreciate it for what it is; a nice, malty, cold weather beer and this one really packs in tons of flavor.
drmet (228) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
-pours a clear dark brown with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
-caramel,toffee,slight roasted malt,dark bread
-medium carbonation,medium-full body
Easily a Top 5 Doppelbock in the world
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown-burgundy. Has a sweet malt and caramel aroma. Taste is very balanced with malt, fruits, caramel, light wood, and spices. A very balanced aftertaste of spices and fruity malts.
jc1762 (182) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a taster showing coffee brown semi translucent rims and a dark center.
The nose shows sweet sugar cane and very strong notes of steel tank here and there.
The palate is full bodied and well carbonated. Showing the same aromas expressed as flavors with a coffee-like bitterness at the finish.
Really was not impressed at the start and can’t say the palate is any better. Much too sweet and an aroma that is not very inviting. But this is the quintessential doppelbock.
Savage_Night (86) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown/amber and a khaki brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: Roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, slight coffee, boozy, caramel, citrus, herbs, earthy, smoke, vanilla, woody ands spice. TASTE:, caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, citrus, herbs, earthy, alcohol, smoke, vanilla, woody, spice and slight peppercorns. AFTER TASTE:, smoke, caramel, coffee, chocolate bitterness and boozy with a thick buttery but dry finish.
leebotton (310) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dsrk brown in colour with a vibrant yellow/tan head. Smells of burnt caramel, roasted continental bread and sweet tobacco with some spice. Flavour is warming toasty spice like cinnamon but astonishingly refreshing cold. It leaves a texture behind which is softly gritty, drawing attentiion to the tobacco like qualities which might seem unpleasant if it were not for the sweetness but gives it an amazingly well rounded character which is interesting, multilayered, and exciting. By far, my favourite German beer
BitchPls (635) - FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown beer with a dark beige head. Caramel and dark syrup on the nose. Sweet bread, salty liquorice, slight roastiness and a hint of bitterness. Overall a good beer.
mauroruellas (250) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Líquido viscoso marrom escuro,espuma bege cremosa,volumosa e duradoura;aroma com boa complexidade,aparecendo malte tostado,caramelo,passas,nozes,chocolate meio amargo;sabor com dulçor equilibrado e delicioso,seguindo as notas do aroma,final com suave amargor,corpo médio/alto,álcool muito bem inserido,ótima drinkability para o estilo.
cj_a (20) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown colour with a brownish head. Smells of roast malt, chocolate, coffee and toasted bread. Soft on the palate with a full body. Roast malt sweetness and some bitterness, pretty tastey.
Tognetta (292) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bastante escura, espuma bege abundante, de fácil formação, persistência média. Aroma açucarado leve, um pouco de baunilha e banana. Paladar de dulçor médio associado ao malte, amargor que cresce com o tempo. Corpo e carbonação médios. Aftertaste de leve intensidade, amargor crescente parecido com xarope (daqueles que servem com panquecas nos EUA), frutas vermelhas desidratadas.
colui72 (193) - HONG KONG - JUN 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 A fantastic beer! Dark brown but not hazy, thin head. Aroma of dark fruits and molasses, sweet and smooth. Taste of malts, caramel that fades into a slightly bitter finish. Wonderful.