Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Kulmbach, Germany


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RATINGS: 922   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This world-famous beer has the character and richness to stand in for fine sherry or port. Just the right degree of sweetness - never cloying; wonderfully aromatic and warming. EKU 28 is the one whenever something good and strong is needed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Guymandude (2) - California, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
This beer is hard to find, but worth looking for. Gourmet Haus Stadt in Redwood City has a couple of cases available right now (10 April 2014). This beer is not for the Corona, Bud, Miller Lite crowd. Its strong and strong tasting. The texture is almost syrupy and the taste has caramel notes and aroma. There is a fruity and malt flavor as well. At 11% alcohol, more than a couple would be overdoing it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerGod (5309) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2006 Another of my faves! This is an excellent beer. Strong alcohol notes throughout. Not very carbonated. Golden brown to brown red in color. Excellent as a digestif or dessert. Try it with a shot of Scotch in it as me and my friends do (then known as Luftwaffe Fuel!). Talk about strong!! HIGHLY recommended! It"s even better when aged!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Hold yer horses boyz, I done found me one excellent doppelbock! Sweet, spicy and full of alcohol (11%!). Much like drinking a fine rum or fine port. Silky smooth, crisp, warming and so flavorful. Don’t spoil this brew with food; have it as a dessert brew after a rich meaty meal and you won’t be disappointed. Time to stock up for the winter! Definitely a brew to cellar for a couple of years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2006
My first eisbok -- very much like a barleywine. Poured dark transparent red-brown, little head. Aromas of sweet malt, toffee, molasses, yeast, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor was intense sweet, toasty malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, port wine, toffee, dark fruit and yeast. Not much hop flavor, but good bitterness in the background. Nice smooth finish. Mouthfeel was thick and chewy. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guinnessing (3) - Montpellier, FRANCE - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Son arôme est douce et agréable. L’apparence ambrés très jolie dans un verre. Le goût caramel permet d’adoucir le pourcentage d’alcool de cette bière. Et après avoir apprécié cette douce bière on a le plaisir de le garder sur le palet. Mais alcool "traite" comme on pourrait dire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmadden (3) - Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
Lovely strong aroma, with an excellent palate. The finish warms the body on the coldest night. It's too bad it's such a strong beer; I'd love to drink it more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2011
pours a wonderful ruby red with minimal head. Appley aromas. Initial apple juice flavors which warm and fade to a warm finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3291) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
chocolate, grass, leather, cooked vegetables, licorice, amber, cloudy, frothy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, sticky, creamy, average carbonation, astringent,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAY 16, 2002
Apperance: pours with a clear, dark amber-copper color and a light head of foam that settles very quickly. Moderate levels of carbonation make this a pleasantly lively lager. Aroma: Wow. Intense and very interesting/complex. Some nutty hazelnut aromas ride on top of a Solera Sherry-like base. A suggestion of sweetness. Flavor & Finish: Sweet entry, like an Extra Cream Sherry. The nut tones are somewhat surprising. This beer finishes with some warmth that travels down to the stomach. A very powerful, thick, sweet (but not cloyingly so), and heavy malt bomb with a long, long finish. A great sipping beer that you’d almost want to pour in a brandy glass. I love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5039) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 This is a favorite of mine - perfect for nursing over a quiet winters night like a nice snifter of cognac. I am proud to have turned several people on to this beer and i always have some around to nurse through the winter. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a crystal clear deep mahogany color with very little head that disappears very quickly. The brew has the texture of of brandy without the burn. The aroma is sweet and nutty. There is a burst of sweetness, plum and molasses in the flavor. Some faint bitterness lingers. There is some alcohol burn. Definitely a slow sipping beer more reminiscent of wine or brandy. A classic.

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