rangerred (913) - 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.
tightslice (171) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts. Taste is raisins, dry chocolate, something ashy yet creamy. A wonderfully rich yet completely session-able concoction. A go-to German beer.
Satyroneto (97) - - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor marrom escura com espuma marrom amarelada de alta formação e média persistência; lacing razoável;
Aroma maltado de pão e melaço;
Sabor de início maltado de melaço com final amargo comportado; retrogosto duradouro amargo mais intenso e leve toque alcoólico com tons licorosos; corpo leve e baixa carbonatação.
Itzjerm (1192) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
For a lager very nice for a doppelbock
Dark with an awesome head sweet aroma. Very velvet perfect mouthfeel. Taste is raisin burnt candies. Not much aroma.
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Zakoon (19) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown color, almost black with creamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel, brown sugar, fresh danish rugbrřd. Taste is medium sweet. Brown sugar, raisins, dark fruits and some spices. A bit grassy bitterness in the finish. Soft carbonation, full bodied and smooth. Would be great as a winter warmer.
bubblehouse (348) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good. Full of flavor and one of the better looking beers you will see. Always a go to.
ninecats (131) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, backlog. Pours dark brown with four fingers compact beige foam slowly dissipating, leaving some lacings. Aroma is fruit, mostly dried, banana, dark chocolate, hints of liquorice and some floral bitter hops. Above all very malty. Taste is elegantly malty and round without being thick as a porter/stout, dried fruit, unsweetened chocolate, a subtle bitterness. A slight smokey hint in the finish. Full body, soft carbo, smooth texture. This is fucking ace. Extremely well balanced throughout.
Darwenus (546) - Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not a huge doppelbock fan, but this one is really good. It pours dark, chocolate brown with a head that disappears quickly. The aroma is caramel, coffee, candied fruit. It all adds up to a smell that is something like Dr. Pepper. The flavor adds a really rich, chocolate malt at the finish. This beer is sweet, but not too sweet. It’s just right.
veceo (408) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with reddish hue, big brown creamy head. Full body, soft carbonation. Thick creamy texture. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt, caramel. Smooth and balanced. Medium sweet taste with some very light bitterness. Very nice.
joejames (122) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black (red shines tough when held to light), two finger head, some lacing. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, coffee, smoke. Taste is malty bittersweet, not much hop bitterness. Full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth malty mouth feel. Finishes quite dry with note of dark chocolate, smoked malts and caramel. Best beer I’ve tasted for this style.
Pepinis (41) - SPAIN - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveza oscura con reflejos rubí intensos. Buena formación de espuma y baja estabilidad. Su aroma resulta muy maltoso con notas que nos recuerdan a frutas rojas maduras y caramelo. Las notas alcohólicas están presentes pero de una manera bien integrada y equilibrada. EL sabor está en buena correspondencia con el aroma y su cuerpo es medio y está bien carbonatada. Su retrogusto es seco y deja al final del trago cierto dulzor residual. Se trata de una cerveza que es un referente en cuanto a su estilo y se lo tiene bien merecido.