troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured dark red brown with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel and a bit of grass. Sweetish flavour with a bit of bitterness to keep it from being cloying. A bit of spice in the flavour, but not much. A little citrus in the finish, but again not a lot. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewery Brew Version Size Sampled ABV IBU’s Rating Left
Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Bayern Doppelbock Lager--2008-9 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.80%--20 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Doppelbock--Settled sediment hint. Lacy tight of white dense head. Clear dark amber bronze brown color. Mild hop toffee toasted malt front. Creamy sweet rich black cherry toffee plum fig hint malty body. Cloying malt mild hop rich tasty malty end. Big Rich Smooth Doppel. Sampled 7/17/2009. 6-Pack--$9.50.
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured dark, amberish/brown with a tan head, that dissipated quickly into a bubbling ring around the surface of the beer. Aroma of caramelized sugars, toasted malts, and dark fruits. Tasted very similar to the aroma with the addition of dark, sweet, plum and alcohol notes that complemented nicely.
neepsntatties (1242) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Colour... dark garnet brown with a minimal head. Nose... very malty, brown sugar. Palate... sweet, brown sugary, molasses, sailor jacks, toffee. Certainly one of Bayern’s better offerings!
jake65 (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Bayern: Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Whispy lacing. Sweet aroma, rather inticing. Taste is deep with molasses and sweetness. Some caramel. Lightly bitter, but finishes with a deep maltiness and very little roast. Good. **Unfiltered verision was similar, tasted side-by-side, but was a little sweeter and showed more of a toffee and molasses thing in the tail. Final rating is an average of the two.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2/11/09 On draft at the Dog & Pony, Renton, Wa. Aroma is highly malty with faint sourness & alcohol. Appearance is dark brown with a well maintained off white head. Flavor is sour, yet more malty and not tangy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carb texture. This beer is unique in that tastes more authentic and traditional as it warms up.
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 Bottle, right after a Spaten. A little sweeter and bubble-gummy on the nose, but with a bit of chocolate and wet, malty metal, each of which predict the flavor. A decent bock which I think is a little underrated here. Had no idea it was 8.4% abv.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with kyzr (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy brown color with a thin sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, some toasted nuttiness, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, some nuts, caramel, and dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of some chocolate sweet maltiness, a touch of hop bitterness too. Pours a dark brown with nice red hues, but no head. The flavor is pretty malty with chocolate, some dark ripe fruits, a little roast perhaps all with a decent bitterness that cleans out the finish. Might have been a tad thin. It was ok.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty watery and thin palate. Elements of vanilla and traces of malt, but the main component was the beer lacking punch.