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.
Karstenborg (742) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown with big brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is cocoa, coffee and caramel
borre_m (1251) - NORWAY - JUL 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark brown. Aroma is malty, caramel, bread. Taste is malty, sweet, lots of caramel, cmplex and balanced.
tfredvik (1700) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep copper body with a tan, short-lived head that doesn’t stick to the glass. There is far more chocolate in the strong aroma than I’m used to in doppelbocks, it’s almost porter-like. Also dark caramel, roasted malt and dark dried fruits. Strong flavour of chocolate, dark caramel, dark dried fruits, and dry and dark roasted malt. Moderate sweet taste with a fairly long-lasting light to moderate bitter finish. Full body, creamy and smooth texture, quite soft carbonation. A nice brew that is drier than your average doppelbock, and maybe a bit less sweet.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 4 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Kungshamn, Sweden]
jtclockwork (14617) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - no label taken - pours dark brown - nose/taste of lightly smoked caramel, brown sugar, dark bread toast and touch of dark fruit - medium body
King_Alex_II (1146) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with foam ring. Caramel sweetness and licorice in the nose. Licorice bread with a creamy caramel sweet taste. Calm dark caramel sweet aftertaste.
StilleStorm (1407) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Bottle 0,33 1., take away from Systembolaget, Karlstad. My No. 1400. Pours large, dark brown with a lasting, lacing tan head. Aroma is moderate to heavy, toasted malt, dark bread, caramel, light prunes and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a spiced dark dried fruit, light warming, lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to thick, carbonation is soft.
Quick3Beers (844) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice rich brown with a thick khaki head that quickly dissipates leaving a fine white ring around the edge of the beer. Aroma of oak and vanilla and plums and cherries and brown sugar all in the mouth too. A bit of alcohol burn too. Good beer.
rostetti (129) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko. Pours reddish dark brown with small tan head. Aroma has sweet maltiness, dark fruits and brown sugar. Taste is quite the same with notes of licorice and dark bread. Good one!
celsopoliti (8) - - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cerveja boa. Vale a pena tomar maltada e no estilo. Boa para dias frios e com carne ou embutidos.
greks (321) - GERMANY - JUL 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33 l Flasche aus def Bierothek in Fürth. Esspressobraun, lichtabsorbierend, mit bräunlicher, cremiger Krone, leicht ölig. Riecht nach Toffee, Malz, Brot, Getreide. Im Geschmack starke Röstaromen, Kaffee, dunkle Schokolade.