jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks non-too-impressive from the pour - almost like a pepsi, but with some minimal head and a more opaque body. Aroma is sweet and heavenly but subtle - caramel, prune, alcohol. Taste is sweet but with a bit of alcohol and bitterness striking oddly on the back of the tongue. Leaves a nice complex taste all around the mouth to savor. Palate is quite full, smooth and extremely wet - almost like a milkshake, okay not thaaat thick. Overall, a really lovely doppelbock - my favorite style! I could drink this anywhere, anytime and be happy as a clam.
Idiosynkrasie (5852) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
kajser27 (1062) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
rand (1460) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
HammerTroll (1119) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
tekstr1der (326) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
N3lson1 (821) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a large bottle, thank you Björn. Delicious nice dark beer.
JohhnyB (129) - CROATIA - JAN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours deep amber color with off-white head. Aroma of cheries, raisins and caramel. Sweet flavour and alcohol is noted.
Marko (4643) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craft Room. Clear deep darker ruby/amber body with an off white creamy head, quite lovely. Dry malty aroma, raisins, caramel. Medium lean body, malts abound, caramel, vague fruitiness - raisins, very slightly oily. Dry finish, liiiight roasty bitterness. While not particularly bursting with complexity, this is a supremely drinkable beer, not too sweet, not as boozy as I heard it was. Nothing off about it at all - and that’s something one should appreciate in a Doppelbock, or strong lager of any kind. Good job!
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Deep chestnut brown with a lacy bone head. Nose is grape jelly and buttered wheat toast. Medium body with a sharp fuzzy tang. Taste is brown bread, date chutney, clove and tobacco. Sweet but not cloying. Coincidentally a fine choice for an Xmas Eve warmer.
MrHangover (3716) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Deans Sticky Bomb Shelter Tasting, thnx to the crew for sharing! Pours a clear, darker golden beer with a thin off white head on top. Aroma of sweet malts, some faint, dried herbal notes, dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, malty again, typical Doppelbock, a hint of booze. Fruity sweet aftertaste. Quite nice, lacks a decent aftertaste and complexity though.