Foffern (973) - BodÝ, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. The colour is clear amber with a frothy medium light beige head. Medium carbonation. Aromas of roasted almonds, sweet and caramel malt, nuts, oak and fudge, and a touch of dark berries. Sweet and malty flavours of leather, caramel and more oak. A rich and soft mouthfeel, and a surprisingly medium bitterness. A rich and flavourful doppelbock, but I would prefered less bitterness. Would be great with meaty dishes.
Countbeer (3648) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head but an of white beige lacing on top of a hazy dark amber orange colored beer.
Seems a bit carbo less, letís see:
The aromaís that I can smell in this beer are as follows: prunes, barleys, ostmeal, hints of wood, raisin and liquorice wood.
Taste prunes, raisin, barleys, bitters, liquor, malts, hint of oatmeal and a soft bitterness. Not much else.
Aftertaste of barley malts with raisin and prune tones and some bitters.
Low carbo, soft light watery mouthfeel, medium body and a texture between watery and creamy.
A bit strange and unbalanced.
TyggaBrown (339) - NORWAY - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitterness and honey all over the place. A little disappointed, because this one had been waiting for me in my cellar for some time...
JEK69 (395) - FRANCE - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours brown with almost no foam head, very low carbonation.
When I compare my tasting with other tasting notes (monster foam head etc...) I can say De Molen has difficulties to homogeneize his second fermentation in bottle (strange...)
Anyway, this malty brew is very tasty and respts the Doppel Bock style: very malty, caramel notes and a clean bitterness in aftertaste.
DuffMan (5776) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Another De Molen cargo-monster. Really lively pour, medium brown, hazy, with a massive golden head. Aroma is plastic phenols and sweet malts, but its tough to get past the plastic. Overhwlmingly bitter and plastic-y, not sweet or warming or malty at all. I think my bottle is well past its prime....
HermanW (1013) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,3 liter fles @home. Mooie "dubbelbock". Een echte winterbock bier.
stantheman (483) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small bottle (33 cl). Dark amber, with a monster tan, fast disappearing head. Sweet caramel on the nose. Tastes of caramel and malt. Finish is long and sweet. This is one to sip and savor.
SimplySike (586) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl. Bottle. (Dubbelbock 2011)
Poors clear/hazy amber with big bubbly head.
Aroma caramel, herbs, medicine?, dark fruits, yeast.
Taste interesting bitter, caramel sweet.
Mouth-feel thin/creamy, lots of carbo (gives it a kick)
(Edit: After pooring in the yeast. creamy, softer, nicer taste and aroma.)
ej (510) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber and small film og foam. Aroma of caramel and a weird spicey, medicinal bitterness. Taste is sweet and somewhat fruity. An unusual dobbelbock, and not quite what i expected. Body is medium to light almost.
Eructoblaster (2740) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Nice, complex malty/hoppy aroma with fruity and brown sugar hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its rich taste carries fruity, yeasty, woody, and herbal notes. Texture is soft and its bittersweet finish is long and warming. Very enjoyable.