Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany


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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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%)

tom10101's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle (500 ml). Amber brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel, figs, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is sweet and bready too with molasses and dark fruits. Warming alcohol. This beer is exactly why doppelbock are known as liquid bread... right on style and very good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1838) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Dark cider/copper color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses, and dark fruit; Warm finish; Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle consumed at the Medieval Madness event in Alexandria VA. Aroma is heavy on the sweet plum and dates, lots of boozy malt notes, roast, toffee and licorice. Very drinkable, very complex and quite enjoyable. Donít know who Iíve missed this one until now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (1899) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
0,5 l bottle BB 23.04.14 caramel, roasty, cereal, toast, floral, herbs, alcohol, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, sticky, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (4892) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2014
deep amber almost dark medium head floreal raisin little soapy sweet malt candy medium body low bitterness low attenation caramelle violetta

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (1704) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Slightly sweet doppelbock, dark brown/ruby with thin silky beige head. Aroma is mostly roast grains with a hint of molasses. Taste has the sweetness come on full bore, with dark grains sharing the palate. Sweet nature hides the high ABV. This is a real gem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gerbewa (200) - - NOV 29, 2013
Had this at sushi babe with Vince. Good beer. This one is from Germany. Very deep plum color with malty flavor. Over 9% but not boozy at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (583) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2013
smells just like description says it will pretty much! Taste it the same but a bit more of the beer side comes out on the backend. The taste is quite good, but the finish is bitter and roasted with licorice...heavy beer too...decent, but if it was a bit lighter and more smooth it would be better

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at Iron Abbey. Deep red color but zilch of a head. This is super sweet quite fruity although body is thin. There is a syrupy flavor to this although there is a spice here with a hint of alcohol. Iím almost wondering. The palate is surprising light for a 9% Dopplebock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (2579) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Tap. Clear ruby, tiny head, minimal lacing. Assertions is smoke, meat, molasses, hazel nuts. Flavor is the same, plus anise, figs. Medium body, no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (754) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Deep brown pour with small brown head. Aroma of raisins, prunes and figs. Wow! Big flavor of dark fruits and chocolate. Very creamy. Delicious.

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