rangerred (839) - 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.
martin00sr (150) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark copper, small, dense beige head. Discrete malty aroma, prunes, Brown sugar, a hint of boozy alcohol. Sweetish, creamy taste. Something sour towards the finish. Soft carb, creamy mouthfeel.
sturmthis (121) - USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Dark brown color with two finger beige head. Sweet taste. I really enjoyed this beer.u
vanelst (2) - AUSTRIA - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet start, but then very pleasant undertone of coffee and nuts. Has an very long taste. An excellent bockbeer.
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Wholefoods. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Quite sweet, and long lasting flavour.
conway (1049) - - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thick light tan head. Aroma is toffee, dark fruit and grain. Taste is caramel, raisin, banana and bready malt. Rich silky mouthfeel. Clearly one of the great examples of the style.
SlackerMads (1132) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown large creamy tan head. Dark dried fruit, electrical fire, caramel, brown sugar. Full body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Soft and filling mouthfeel with light alcohol presence. Light cocoa dry finish with long lasting malty notes. Very full and the dry finish gives it a twist. Complex and punchy. Will try again.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Jungle Jim’s this time. I’ve had this numerous times and hadn’t rated. Nice bottle and the little goat is a nice touch. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, nuts, smoked wood, mild fruit character, caramel, toast, with a hint of spice. Rich malty flavors. The nose is weaker than the flavor. This is certainly one of the best doppelbocks I’ve had.
krompt (611) - - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was pretty good. I don’t think I am into doppelbocks as much as the other raters on this. Fortunately I have this little mountain goat charm now.
CutSteel (9) - - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful beer. Pours very dark and clear with a light head that lingers. Aroma is very malty with a hint of plums or raisins. Very clean with a nice malt hops balance, with a very slight sweetness and malty finish. Medium bodied. Tastes very clean, very little alcohol noted in the background.
HIGHB4LL (230) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: 2 finger khaki head, deep brown amber color, clear, Aroma: nuts, caramel, light chocolate, learhery and doughy yeast. P medium to full, light oily texture, average carbonation, slight bitter finish. Taste: malty sweetness thoughout, slightest bitter finish. Overall, solid, great for the style, very nice.