Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany


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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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%)

doboy's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
A great doppelbock! Pours A deep dark brownish amber. Head was nice but dissipated. Aroma was sweet caramel malt. Taste as well was a sweet malty caramel. Mouth feel was like velvet. Aftertaste was warm and sweet. I want more of this! Can’t wait to drink this on draft in Germany next year!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (464) - 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 (984) - 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 (2769) - 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 (26) - 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 (605) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdg (134) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Brown color, clear liquid; slightly tan head, a thin foam layer lasts - Aroma: Malt, a variety of ripe dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, biscuit, bread, some decent alcoholic and bubblegum aroma - between medium and strongly sweet taste, very decent bitterness coming with the finish - full body, rather heavy, smooth, viscous mouthfeel, soft carbonation. A very tasteful Doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11679) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (772) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from A 50cl bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- A great nutty malt aroma. Appearance- Pours a reddish tinted brown with a large off-white head. Taste- A sweet malty flavor that I really enjoyed. Palate- An almost heavy bodied brew with mild carbonation. It has a real creamy texture that lends its self well to the flavor. Overall- A thoroughly enjoyable beer, this is hard to find in GA so if you can find it, give it a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (5888) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
*Old rating, best before 15.06.06. 7.0%. Toll tief, malzig-frisch. tiefe, dunkle trockene Früchte. Dickflüssig, Intensiv-röstmalzig, süffig-mild, weich, tolle Malztöne, rundes, intensives Bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (441) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Pours dark chestnut brown with a slightly tan white head that fades to a solid coating. Aroma is port wine, raisins, winter fruit bread. Taste follows - darkfruit, roasted malt, molasses, dark breads, wine. Heavy on the palate and quite and active mouthfeel. Highly complex for a doppelbock. Booziness is well-hidden. A+ variation of the style.

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