SG111 (41) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid malty aroma, with a nice amount of carbonation (medium-bodied). Taste is spot on with balanced matly sweetness and caramel. A little boozy in there, I didn’t realize it was over 7% when drinking it, but now that I know it was that strong, I am not surprised. I think there’s more booze in the flavor than I would expect from a higher quality beer. I’ve had plenty of beers at 10%+ and didn’t even notice as much then. But that being said, for me, the sweetness is perfect for a beer like this. Lots of sweet and caramel flavors that are awesome. Would love to find a beer with a similar flavor profile that’s higher quality. Other doppelbocks I’ve had have had completely different flavors, appearance, etc.
smaynard6000 (604) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with average-sized beige head. Slight roasty aroma along with some caramel malt. Sweet flavor with predominantly caramel malt notes. Mostly sweet finish, medium bodied. Pretty good.
Buongiorgio00 (720) - - MAY 23, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Una birra che non ha niente di eccezionale: poco saporita, maltata alla bellemmeglio e per nulla luppolata. Da bere accompagnati da una lacrima di rassegnazione e una smorfia di disappunto.
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red colour with a clean white head, malty aroma, the taste is light and sweet with a dry finish.
Beerhunter111 (6813) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, malzig, süß. Geschmack sehr malzig, fruchtig, hopfig, leicht alkoholisch.
rjrags8 (6) - - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty good. I hate writing reviews. Darker beer goes good with steak and salad.
dj (520) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 330ml. A light brown colour with a small head. A sweet aroma with dark fruit and hops. Flavour is malty with sweet nutty malt, berries, cardboard, diacetyl. Moderate carbonation. Would be nice if not for the lingering cardboard aftertaste.
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear dark red-brown. No head. Aromas are toffee, malty, sweet. Taste is sweet too, light herbal note. Not a lot going on, but not bad. Perhaps a bit too sweet at the end.
geologyguy (634) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
smell is of dark fruits, pruney, slightly watery, malty, smooth with no hops
kidmartinek (3513) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown. average tan head. Lager-like aroma. Pale and light. Flavor is like a dark lager. Medium bodied. Mild bitterness balances the roasted malt character. Very easy for an Italian.