olsvammel (5410) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Systembolaget tasting. Light citrusy smell, fresh. Similar taste. Feels a bit ordinary, doesn’t stand out in a particular way.
Koelschtrinker (15762) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruchtiger, hell malziger Antrunk. Mit der Zeit hopfiger und insgesamt intensiver werdend. Leichte Karamellnoten, wenig alkoholisch, was ins Gesamtbild passt. Hopfiger Ausklang. 12/11/12/11/9/12
Sawbones79 (19) - - NOV 17, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slightly cloudy with a small, persistent head. Nondescript aroma, sharp and somewhat overcarbonated palate. Taste is surprisingly thin and has neither the sweetness of a bock, nor the aromatic hops of a pale ale. Overpriced and disappointing considering Brooklyns track record.
merc7186 (2840) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Crackers, Sweet Bread
T: Cacamel, Mild Toffee, Mild Sweet Bread, Mildly Malty
M: Great Carbonattion, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, a nice mild but good drinking dopplebock...better warmer than cold.
puboflyons (2907) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the corked caged 750 ml. bottle no. 0323A. The pour is a decently carbonated, heady orange amber. The aroma is of malts and a touch of booze but not overpowering. The body is medium to bold. Great toasted malt flavor with a lingering low to moderately bitter finish. Very nice but it was $17.00.
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Comes in a beautiful bottle, corked and caged. It pours a nice amber color, just hazy, with medium sized head, a thin layer of which is kept by a persistent perlage; it seems a bit overcarbonated indeed. Some aroma of stale beer, metallic, light esters. Smooth and dry mouthfel; it has some boring caramel flavor, traces of vegetables from the fermentation, ordinary bitterness, and light metallic impression in the end; also some chicory bitterness.
Not even close to a Doppelbock, and not good in any case.
CarlJonas (231) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber with a frothy white head. Sweet and somewhat fruity aroma, notes of honey. Malty taste, slightly bitter and kind of sugary. Short aftertaste but leaves some sort of sediment. Was hoping for an amped up Brooklyn Lager but this was kind of weak sauce. Still pretty good, but I think I prefer the original.
holdan (260) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with nice soft head. Aroma hops, fruits apricot, yeast. Taste bitter hops, fruit, alcohol.Palate medium body. Finish with bitter and alcohol
DuffMan (8938) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Rockley. Copper-penny body, hazy, lively off white head that leaves thick sheets of lace. Aroma is light orchard fruits, bread. Fruity yeast character prevails over malt here, with a touch of metal in the finish. I prefer a hardier, toastier, maltier profile in my doppelbocks, but this was still a tasty beverage.
SamTheBarrel (745) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml brown bottle with a stylish label with pictures of mushrooms. Pours hazy dark brown amber with a medium sized brownish thick beige head, that leaves a long lasting creamy lacing. Aroma of butterscotch, raisins and rye bread. Taste of butterscotch, rye bread, raisins and a hint of spices and alcohol. Somewhat bitter with a slight sweetness. Carbonation is average-high, medium body with a thick texture. I should have stored this beer longer, because I like the appearance of the bottle more than the taste of the beer. Overall a good beer, somewhat unconventional and expensive for a Doppelbock.