patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at JK O’Donnell’s - Pours dark amber with minimal head. It has a rich caramel malt aroma. The flavor is very sweet caramel malt and a little dark fruit. It’s medium to full bodied, lightly carbonated, and altogether quite pleasant to drink though there are some better doppelbocks out there.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy ruby-brown colour and with a poor head retention; robust malty aroma with notes of caramel and cookies; gently spicy; subtle carbonation and a solid malt backbone, some sweetness and with a quite dry finish with more lingering notes of caramel and a gentle warming alcohol touch
DSG (4931) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Best before 6/29/10. Thanks Oren. Hazy deep amber. Deep aroma of malt, caramel, a bit of fruitiness and some dark bread. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, a bit of chocolate, some roasty notes and a slightly drier and slightly fruity finish. Medium-bodied.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Trade with Quack-Duck)
7 massive pure malt aroma, so full and dense like snorting malto.
4 Deep copper, not much head at all.
7 Lovely rich malty body, plenty of walnut and walnut papers, sweet, but acceptably so. Roast deep, a touch toasty, and definitely marmitey.
4 Smooth palate, pleasant crispness through carbonation and nicely a noble hop bitter bite too. Those hops are very important in the finish. Initially the marmitey malts rule, but they soften to a simple burnt roast, and then to dry nut-papers, and finally to bitter hops.
14 Not shining in any particular way, but there’s an all-over positive feeling about it. Finishing with such a bite after the super-dense maltiness is just what you want.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel and some bitter hints. Has a sweetish malty fruity darak fruit finish.
Rasmus40 (9593) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, dried fruit and caramel. Flavor is rather sweet and light bitter. Finish is sweet and a bit of warming alcohol. 190211
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer. I really enjoyed the rich, traditional winter-beer flavor, despite the minimal spice and extra junk. I think its clean, rich, malty, nutmeg, brown sugar, and spice all work nicely. Its quite well developed and really engineered to a T. Try this one if you are into German Winter style beers. Its great
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 33 cl. Amber farvet hælde, med mellem store beige hoved som har tydelige gule nuancere.
Aroma af malt med noter af karamel. samt noget sødme. Smagen virker forholdsvis sødelig med noter af lys karamel. Den forholdsvise høje alkohol % giver varme og fylde i afslutningen.
Grima (2028) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A beautiful reddish-bronze colored beer pours into the glass, the medium-pored foam does not consider very long. The smell is malty sweet with subtly woody notes. Starts beautiful malty, slightly sweet aftertaste. The middle part has very strong spicy aromas, which reverberates in the aftertaste for a long time ....
kjc51478 (383) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thick, medium head that also has good lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, and a bit of roasted grains. Taste is very sweet on the front end with flavors of caramel and a slight nutiness. There’s a nice, light wheaty flavor combined with a slight hop bitterness on the back end. Palate is medium to full-bodied, almost syrupy, with smooth carbonation and a bit of alcohol rummyness. Not quite as good as some of the Bavarian Doppelbocks, but an excellent beer nonetheless.