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.
hens (640) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.33L bottle. Pleasant kvass an toffee with caramel hop aroma. Dark brown color with tiny beige head. Really it tastes like old school kvass. Strong black bread with caramel note, light dried banana, prune, caramel, light spices flavours. Very enjoyable. Caramel mouthfeel. Very good.
Rammer (334) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lots of dark chocolate in the aroma and in taste. A bit of black bread. Slightly sweet
ajnepple (3119) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Deep brown appearance with ruby hues and a light, lacy tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, toasty malts, light floral and earthy hops. Similar flavor, complex, rich, malty, kind of vinous and lightly fruity with a touch of smoke. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a light dry finish. Medium body with a soft, creamy and smooth feel on the palate. A classic that I’ve been drinking on and off for years. Hard to believe I’ve never rated it.
JorgeLee (1377) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Awesome bottle, label and goat. Deep brown colour, thick white head. Superb beer, thick chewy malts, toffee, bread, licorice, slight tar maybe treacle. Balanced well, enough hop to offset any sweetness. Alcohol present but not intruding. Lovely, and even better drunk after a 4-0 playoff victory at Wembley. Come on you whites!
Nolabrewer (7) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown with ruby highlights. Dark tan head, very creamy. Smells of toffee and licorice, very bready. Mouthfeel is thick and silky. Tastes of dark caramel, hints of raisins. Really, really nice beer.
Bullit (4124) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got around to rating this one. From bottle at La Vache Folle. Dark brown coloured, with a light brown head. Nose is caramel, slight smoke, liquorice, bread, maybe a hint of chocolate. Flavour is caramel and toasted malts, dried fruits, bit of spices. Medium carbonation. Fairly sweet. Finish is bready, fairly sweet, toasted malts. Nice.
johnnymusky (488) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice might be buzzing.....:-P...:-o.............................
BarleyandVine (50) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There is nothing as magnificent as this German Doppelbock! One of the most difficult beers to brew! Get a taste of this soon!
huineman (360) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with tan head.
Aroma is intense: coffee, chocolate, iodine, smoke.
Creamy, full body. Bitter ending, long and round. Very good.
Astrozombie (39) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coco and malt aroma strong on the coco. Nice appearance dark brown with tawn head. Taste is very balanced for a dark. Coco, malts, cherry some hops. Great beer