Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 484   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%)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12255) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
Klare dunkel orangebraune Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen roten Früchten, Röstmalz, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, reife Früchte, gering Kaffee und Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2010
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Some caramellic notes. Moderate bitter caramellic flavor. Some alcoholic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (11817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Keg (St. Urho’s, Helsinki). Less punchy than the bottled version. Perfumed, almost fruity. More bitter, and less sticky than the bottle too. The bottled version is a perfect final beer - strong sticky sweet maltiness, with enough bitterness to hide the alcohol, or at least draw attention away from it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with white head. Nose of fig, toffee, grain, caramel malt and toffee. Taste of barley, fig, caramel malt, grain and toffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
@Old Bay-pours with no head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses, dark fruit-plum, spice. Taste is syrupy/sweet, dark malt-molasses, dark fruit-plum, spice-coriander-like, alcohol. Sipping to start. Medium/full body. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a beautiful red mahogany with a medium foamy off white head. Aroma is sweet with a musky roasted feel and some dark chocolate. Extremely full mouthfeel, foamy, oily. Flavour has lots of roasted tones, with raisins, plums, some coffee and a general sweetness. Ends on a pleasant vinious note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Bottle: deep dark brown color, poor head. Malty raisinny aroma. Full bodied, almost thick. Sweet and malty flavor. Tropical fruit, caramel and some chichorei. Alcohol clearly noticed. Malty, bitter aftertaste. Firm high quality doppelbock. Tap: Café Morshuis Albergen. Sweet, malty flavor with roasted malt and some bitter chocolate. Mango. Soft but persistant prickly mouthfeel. Not a sign of alcohol. Very likeable. A tap sample tasted in feb ’06 had a mint and anis character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
I am surprised that I haven’t rated this yet. 500 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a deep ruby red color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, raisins, light anise. Taste is anise, alcohol, toffee, dark fruits including primarily raisin. Full bodied with significant alcohol warmth. Very tasty. Good doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle received via trade with porterhouse. Pours deep brown with an average, frothy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toffee, nutty), light hops (grass), average yeast (broth, dough) with notes of figs, cherries, port, and molasses. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a slight bitter, metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11018) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2004
Bottled: Clear amber coloured. Brownish dense head. Huge at the beginning, but diminished quite quickly. Malt, fruit and some chocolate notes in the aroma. Flavour of fruit, liqourice and alcahol. Alcahol is quite well hidden. Ends on a malty notes with some alcahol at the bottom. Quite good one, but not in the same ballgame as Andechs and Ayinger.

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