gunnarolis (33) - Reykjavík, ICELAND - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a one finger head. Head dissapated quickly. Deep amber color, beautiful in the glass.
Aroma is dark fruits, malt, and a lot of sweetness.
Taste is sweet, mainly malty and a bit sweet, with enough bitterness to gently balance it. More dark fruits, a little burnt caramel and some spicyness, that i reckon is from the hops not the yeast. A little warming alcohol in the finish like you would expect in a beer of this type.
Overall a solid doppelbock. Should be noted that this bottle is about a year old and has had some time to mellow out.
Maria (9565) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s mahogany red with a small head. The aroma has notes of caramel, syrup, roasted malt, biscuit and dried fruit. The sweet flavor is well balanced and lovely with notes of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, light syrup, biscuit, and the finish is slightly spicy with an extremely light touch of alcohol. Truly lovely!
kevnic2008 (5709) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a large head. Aroma is sweet raisin. Taste is raisin to start with a sweet toffee finish.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. Rated on 02.02.2010
Dark brown colour, disappearing head. Aroma is rather rich with sweetish malt, some coffee and chocolate. Flavour is sweet with lots of malt. Decent.
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, bought at the brewery. Clear deep brown colour, large beige head. Full-bodied, lovely malty base with lots of caramel, forest honey, chocolate, dark berries... and a shy hoppy touch in the lingering finish. Delicious.
kappldav123 (3759) - Markkleeberg, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle looks very good, beer in the glass dark, but not black, nice head. Starts strong, intense malty, modest smoky. A bit sourish, which is unusual for a doppelbock. Well balanced finish, warming-malty, quite drinkable. A good one!
MoritzF (7756) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Clear, chestnut-brown colour with a light-beige mid-sized foamy head. Sweet and slightly toasty malty aroma with ethereally herbal notes Moderately sweet flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Solid malty base with light notes of caramel and a distinctive herbal touch; sweet malty finish with a subdued bitterness. 31.X.07
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Simple sweet mashy husky aroma, pretty subdued. Sweet and sticky bock taste. At first I thought it was again a bit dull, but in contrast with some very silly hoppy Mikkeller IPAs, and after those, this was deliciously malty, with nice dry woodiness. Again at first this felt boozy, but after the dreadful Mikkellers, that feeling disappeared too. Certainly not a brilliant doppelbock compared with the best, but a tasty strong bock, heading towards ESL.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear dark-reddish brown with a small head. Intensely caramely-malty aroma with some smooth alcohol. Caramely-toffee-malty, sweetish flavor with some vegetable soup and strawberry. Quite full body with low carbonation. Pretty sweet doppelbock with lots of grainy-caramely maltiness. Not quite my favorite type of doppelbock: too sweet and straightforward-grainy.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel, rye bread and hints of chocolate. Finished sweet with a bit of an alco burn.