Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany


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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The nose is filled with complex notes of figs, fruitcake, port, licorice, cherry, raisin chocolate, black toffee, coffee and caramel, while it tastes deliciously thick and chewy, with great complexity showing notes of fruits, coffee-roastiness, molasses, licorice, and toffee. This beer is a meal!
Editor's note. The draught version is 9% abv, but also contained under this listing. Edit #2 The bottles are now 9% as well (from 7%)

Uglyradio's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Clear dark brown color...Small off white head...Malty sweet aroma of toffee and caramel...Full body, creamy mouthfeel with a hint of carbonation...Like drinking a meal...Fruity sweetness with a bit of roastiness in the finish...A perfect 5 star doppelbock...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (919) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours deep red with no head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits and candi sugar. Very smooth little carbonation in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2179) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2016
$4.29 bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours color colored with little carbonation and almost no head. Aroma of sweet wheat and - shit, cola. Taste is similar. Almost too sweet in the finish... lack or carbonation makes me feel like I’m drinking a can of pop that sat out overnight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2617) - CROATIA - JUL 30, 2016
On tap at Cajt, Zagreb. Pours dark red brown with tan head. Caramel malts, nuts, dried fruit. Quite sweet, but it doesn’t hurt the beer. Medium bodied. Better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (6539) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2016
330ml bottle [Thanks to Barettalbier for this Top 50 Doppelbock!]. Clear, dark burgundy colour with small to average, thick, mostly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Mellow malty aroma, fruity notes of red berries, cherry, fig, raisin; caramel and toffee in the background, a touch of liquorice; dry hints of fruit parings tend to evoke resolvent allusions. Taste is moderately sweet fruity, again red berries, cherry, fig and raisin, additional notes of toffee, caramel, white coffee, interludes of treacle inspired sweetness; oily texture, slightly sticky palate. Rich and complex, relatively light for 9% abv, surprisingly fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2016
Ruby red colored, frothy beige head, good lasting. Aroma is of caramel, dried fruits, some chocolate and toasty notes. Taste is medium to very sweet malty, caramel, toffee, bit chocolate, lots of dried fruits, medium herbal bitterness, bittersweet finish. Full bodied, sticky. Too sweet overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle 33 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Reddish brown beer with refections ruby, average beige head. Aromas soft malted with notes of alcohol, red berries and chocolate. The taste is soft, round, with roasted, molasses-licorice, black cherry, choc and a touch of vanilla. Creamy beer, complex but heady. Bittersweet hop. The top of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trolleo (1390) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 27, 2016
Clear dark brown body, no head. Alcohol and brown sugar aroma. Taste is much better, chocolate, dark fruit and caramel. Soft carbonation, medium body. Good one. //on tap at Craft Room

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (387) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Clear, dark copper in appearance with minimal head that fades to nothing. Aroma of bread pudding, overripe dark fruits, and sweet cooked sugars - fantastic. Flavor is nearly as good with sweet malty notes of prune and raisin dominating. I like sweet beers, and this one is near the far end of that spectrum. Very smooth with just a hint of alcohol and slightly syrupy/cloying, though finish is quite clean. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a large bottle, thank you Björn. Delicious nice dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohhnyB (157) - CROATIA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap. Pours deep amber color with off-white head. Aroma of cheries, raisins and caramel. Sweet flavour and alcohol is noted.

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