visionthing (2304) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at F-hoone, Tallinn. Pours caramel coloured with an off-head. Malty aroma with balanced caramel notes and hints of spices. Medium sweet with a moderate bitterness. Balanced and surprisingly nice!
SaintMatty (4495) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle (Restaurant 73, Reykjavik) - Copper coloured. Fruity and slightly spicy aroma with notes of raisins and marzipan. Fruity and malty taste with raisins, marzipan, fruitcake and a hint of spice.
Cokemonkey11 (30) - - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Worth trying if the price isn’t ridiculous. I enjoyed it but I probably would try a different einstok before I bought the doppel again.
maneliquor (2726) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle had on tube in a pissed state thanks to Eddy. It’s quite roasty and burnt but drinks very easily. Kind of like a dark lager
jamestulloch (984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head that quickly fades. No visible carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of nuts, metal and caramel. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, honey, stewed tea and a slightly sour (but not unpleasant) metallic tang. Faint spice. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Nice fizz. Quite sweet. My first Doppelbock, quite nice too.
Eirikur (362) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not the average Doppelbock.
This one is a bit thinner, hoppier and spicy.
No bells and whistles, still worth the effort.
A fair new view on the style.
jinroh (170) - ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nicely reddish-amber, quite clear with a small and steady head. Aroma has some caramel, a bit of alcohol bite. Aroma is somewhat sticky, reminding a fruity Belgian red ale. Taste - softly sharp. You can feel some mild and subtle fruit notes but at the same time hop bitterness is quite high, alcohol biting as well. Caramel and bitter herb candy. Aftertaste is also slightly bitter, lasts for a while, burning your tongue. Tried to pair this with pork, worked quite OK.
laiti (4789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 03.09.2013, BBE 04.11.2014
Aroma is musty with berries, some malty tones and bread. Flavour is rather sweet and malty with bread, some toasted caramel and sugar. Too sweet.
lusikka (5171) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white firm head. Aroma of sweet malts, some glue and berries. Flavour of toasted malts, yeast, glue, harsh grains and loads of residual sugar. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and low-ish carbonation. Unclean, raw and unpleasant. Not good.
olio (5123) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma is very sweet and malty, some caramel and toffee. Flavor is also sweet with caramel malts, some ripe fruits, mild wooden notes, yeast and toffee. A bit watery palate and too sweet in that regard.