Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany


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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%)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2007
bottled. Musty malt & yeast nose, deep brown lager w/ a very minimal yet soapy head. Sweet alcoholic dopplebock. Very nice, MUST BUY AGAIN.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (3569) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (6129) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
Thx! to Deanso. 500 ml. bottle sampled @ “Dean’s sticky Bomb Shelter” Tasting. Deep amber, little tanned head. Nose is hugely metallic, some cough syrup, fish guts, sweet herbs,… Taste is herbal, metallic, syrupy fish guts, mocha, metallic syrup,.. Body is a touch thin, metallic. About okay, looking at the high scores on here, this one is simply lost on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
50cl bottle via a friend shared at Kermis’s birthday tasting. Thin ring off white head. Clear amber pour. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, soap, light caramel, malt and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1293) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 6, 2015
500ml bottle pours murky cloudy dark red brown with tiny head. Nose is big sweet dark fruit, plum, caramel, maple and crust. Taste is a bit too sweet, body slighty on the thin side, lots of dark fruity plum, maple, raisin, bread and caramel. Finishes sweet, sticky, a touch of medicinal cherry and berry, dark fruit, bread, malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (494) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Bouteille - De couleur brune avec des reflets rubis et une fine mousse beige - Au nez des arômes de figues, de banane, fruits sec, du malt beaucoup de malt, du caramel, une pointe de vanille un nez complexe et envoûtant - En bouche de la figue, des raisin sec, abricot, caramel et beaucoup de malt, tout aussi complexe, impressionnant - Corp puissant, amertume légère/moyenne, carbonation correcte, douce et sucrée, final douce et maltée - une très bonne surprise, je ne m’attendais pas à une telle qualité et une telle complexité impressionnant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1047) - CROATIA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; sweet aroma of malt, caramel, sugar, and a hint of alcohol; taste is sweet with caramel and malt with hints of nuts and sugar; finish is bittersweet; nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2015
33cl bottle (9%) bb02/2016, danke. Luscious burgundy-brown pour with a creamy beige cap. Nose is first to hint at the modern crossover style undertaken here: buttered brown bread meets jenever-marinated raisins, toffee and fruit jam caramels in mild doses - an impressionistic "lager" version of many a Belgian dark ale. - Taste is rich and layered, composing sticky toffee, caffe crema, dried figs and cassonade brune against a both malty and hop-derived grassy-herbal bitterness, reminding me of La Trappe, sealing the fruity-sweet deal before a rich milk chocolate and liquorice finale. - Slightly sticky mouthfeel like butterscotch, mild carbo. Long bittersweet, lipsmacking and astringently dry finish (chestnut peel). - Easily drinkable and moderately light, in comparison with many Doppelbricks of this strength. Abv very well hidden. Almost like a bottom-fermented RHG version of La Trappe Isid’Or - (coincidentally maybe also the only Trappist brewry that still makes a bock?). Nicely done, subtle and modern Doppelbock for the globalising German palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Neururer1337 (32) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2015
Feiner, leicht dunkler Schaumteppich. Noten von Kastanie im Geruch. Geschmacklich vollmundig, malzig, leicht nach Haselnuss, etwas klebrig. Im Abgang eine Spur Herbe, der Alkohol zeigt seine Fülle. Insgesamt überzeugend.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strap (611) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUN 4, 2015
perhaps my favorite German beer. thick and sweet with a complex flavor of chocolate, raisins, caramel and cherries. sweet and roasted aroma. beautiful dark pour. slight alcohol burn. good one.

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