gizmo_ber (187) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very solid winter seasonal. It’s smooth and sweet, with just the right touch of bitter and spice. It has a fruitiness that isn’t overpowering and a great mouthfeel. It’s almost too smooth and easy drinking for it’s 7.5%ABV.
Furseth (1985) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Clear deep red colour, nice creamy head. Aroma had lots of malts, caramel, dust and dark choclate. Flavor: is dominated of caramel, alcy,lots of malts.citrus,some dry fruitynes. Big body, and a werry nice long malty/alcy finish. This is a werry nice bock beer.
drostj (105) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark, reddish amber with a thin tan head. Rich earthy aroma with some spice and pine. Very full flavor with a slight effervescence - toasted malt, slightly sweet with some coffee and spice. Slight bitter undertone nicely offsets the sweetness. Very nice.
Bill Becker (407) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours a very dark gold/brown with a 1 finger of white foam. Another brew with fine lacing.
I have to say that the smell is awesome. Lots of caramel malt with a wee bit of grain, maybe a hint or two of chocolate.
The very same taste wise. A bit of a stronger grain presence but not out of line for the style at all.
Smooth mouth feel, almost at the top of the food chain as far as Doppelbocks that I have tried. Just as good as Celebrator, imho
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, amber orange, really nice bready malt aroma and flavor, one of the better doppels I have tried, you have to like the style to enjoy but very solid all around, bottle throws you off as a gimmick
Bierverkoster (4) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schöne rotbrane Farbe. Starker, süßer Malz-/Röstmalzcharakter gut ausbalanciert durch die Bittere. Alkoholgehalt sticht keineswegs negativ hervor. Für mich ein sehr gelungenes und rundes Winterbier mit leichten Abzügen durch ein für mich etwas schwaches Aroma!
pilsnerrogge (2536) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark reddish amber. Creamy, but short lived head. Fat, sweet malt on the nose. Sweet malty flavour with notes of raisins, currants, toffee and hazel nuts. Warming alcohol finish. Well balanced and tasty.
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fresh deep malt and barley toasted right from the farm. some sweetness and alcohol it is a bit slick yet refreshing with little evidence of hop, until the finish. beautiful orange color and aroma this is what i like in a malty brew. a tart, tangy sideshow character of something like carrot on Maple leaf, how do those Germans make that fine, definitive beer?
wlajwl (4061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is caramel and intense maltiness. The flavor is malty and mildly nutty, with a lasting caramel flavor. Very solid Doppelbock.
Beachmaster (174) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear brown with ruby tones. Two finger tan head which fades into a cap and leaves minimal lacing. Nose is dark fruit and malt with a whiff of yeast. Taste is malt and dark fruit, slightly sweet. Thin mouthfeel which finishes cleanly. Not bad at all.