gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(50 cl bottle thanks to larsniclas!)
On October 18, 2008
As "Bischoff Doppel Bock" labelled 7.8% abv
BB 29 01 09
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Faint sweet scent. Sweet, caramel, fudge taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sugary sweet aftertaste.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 Bottle at Margot Cafe in Nashville. Pours a dark mahogany with an average off white head. Faint lagery and plummy aroma. Medium bodied with a clean and smooth texture.A tad thin on mouthfeel. Flavor of dark caramel and raisen countered by a mild bitterness. Finish has some hints of alcohol. Ok, but has some cheapness to it, and lacks complexity
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Sweet malty aroma. Dark orange-brown body, large light tan head. Flavor very sweet and caramel-fruity, but not cloying. Good carbonation. Clean finish. Very nice. (I wonder if there might be some greater than usual sample variation, given the wide dispersion of ratings for this beer.)
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botttled as "Bischoff Doppel Bock" Poured iced tea brown with a short cap of off-white head (rather nice initially). The aroma picked up artificially sweet toasted caramel and maize notes with a touch of alcohol warmth and light leafy hoppage. The flavor was very much along those same lines.. tangy, peppery notes on the tip of the tongue with warm candied caramel washing over the middle.. the sides were covered by alcohol-amplified herbal bitterness.. finished quite strong with caramel, black pepper, and leafy notes. Medium-bodied and strong on the palate with a lenghty warmer end to it.. came across as a cheap, but servicable doppelbock.
Edgekrusher (84) - , Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sediments you can taste and feel even after a slight stir. The aftertaste is definitely alcoholic. Yet appearance and aroma would lead you to believe otherwise.
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(screw cap bottle, as “Doppel Bock”, courtesy of Koelschtrinker) Clear, mahogany colour with a short and beige-coloured foamy head. Sweet and slightly toasted malty nose with a tinge of caramel and light spicy (anise) and perfumed hoppy notes. Sweet flavour with a shy bitterness, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Toasty, slightly roasted malty taste with caramel; sweet and slightly bitter-toasty with a delicate hops-character. Unexciting but drinkable Doppelbock (06.08.08).
pivnizub (8747) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Screw-cap bottle: Amber coloured with a stable, fluffy off-white head; a bit alcoholic, a bit fruity, a bit caramelly in the nose; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, quite light bodied for a beer of 18°; gets a bit more heavier in the sweetish-fruity and dark-malty finish. Very restrained Boppel-Dock...........
thornecb (4315) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Screwtop! Pours light brown into a stem glass. Off-white head quickly recedes to coat surface. Dark caramel and toffee aromas. Smoky toffee upfront, more carbonated than most. A little less sweet as well.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
in bottle from seattle bottleworks. pours dark brown with a big carbonated off-white head. subtle caramel roasted malt aroma. big harsh fizzy palate. licorice and chocolate flavors. this is so over-roasted it seems burnt. this is not as thin as you’d expect but still has a harsh fizziness. the flavor is salty, in fact. the finish is tongue-numbing like being poked with needles.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(screw top bottle) dark brown with small tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is sweetish malt, brown sugar. OK but not great.