doboy (397) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!!!!!
Lilja (955) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, mörk torkad frukt, körsbär, sirap, bröd chokladtoner och kaffe. Välbalanserad och honungslen. Liten beska, lagom söt.
IlBevitorediLA (451) - ITALY - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birra natalizia. Nel bicchiere appare ambrata con riflessi rubino, con un dito di schiuma moderatamente persistente. Aroma che ricorda quasi una weisse più un qualche sentore di caramello e di amlti tostati. In bocca si presenta dolce: di nuovo sentori bananosi e di lievito tipico delle weisse. Poi decolla sprigionando la potenza alcolica e caramellata di una doppelbock. Finale lievemente amaro ed aromatico. Buonissima.
TickerTerryDJ (635) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle poured a dark brown with minimal head.Lovely mixture of aromas especially when warmed a little.Aromas included caramel,figs,chocolate,raisins and dark fruit all promising nice things to come.Nice things did come,a lovely complex mixture of flavours including dried fruit especially raisin,caramel,chocolate,biscuit,home made toffee and a nice background nuttiness.Drank a case of these and would certainly try again.
Shaney (1735) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Im Blindtasting hätte ich auf den Andechser Doppelbock getippt...und das ist ja ein ganz Großer!
Leider bin ich nicht so der Bockbier-Fanatiker. Dieser hier sieht gut aus und geht auch relativ gut runter. Wer auf malzaromatisches, deftiges Bier steht, wird sicherlich nicht enttäuscht. Hopfen-Freunde werden hingegen ihr Waterloo erleben...
Test vom 5.12.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,11,12,10,10,10 - 10,65
maxwelldeux (2244) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thin head. Rather malty and sweet with some notes of caramel in the nose. Taste is also sweet, but just a tad roasty.
maekchu (1093) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 vintage bottle. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Cherries, vanilla, umeboshi, dark sugar, and chocolate nose. Clear dark brown color. Molasses, a bit oxidized in initial; mid palate has a thin sweetness; final has streams of lingering bitterness. Medium bosy. Very pleasant. Not cloying. Maybe just a bit long in the tooth.
chinchill (587) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
.5l bottle dated 25 Oct. 2012, purchased at Kloster store in Ettal, and consumed nearby in July 2012.
Pours a clear, mahogany with orange-red highlights and a well-proportioned tan head. The head is moderately dense and has very good retention. Has a nice floral/malty aroma with pleasant notes from the alcohol. The taste is not quite as nice as the aroma, but still about as good as can be expected for the style, at least until the finish/aftertaste. High ABV is partially hidden in the aroma, taste and feel.
O: excellent example of the style.
dmac (3176) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5 L bottle purchased from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a deep blackish/brown with super dark burnt edges and a foamy smaller to average sized super light beige head with lots of clinging bubbles on the original pour. Aroma of raisins, dates, figs, prune, plum, old molasses, brown bread dough, hint of caramel. The body definitely thickens as you sip this one and although the carbonation is there is starts to compete with the syrupyness of the body, coating mouthfeel and a drier finish. Flavor of saw dust, cellar, old dark grape skins, raisin, prune, old fruit cake, dark toast and old caramel. Funny thing I didn’t fully read the bottle when I pulled this out and thought it was a dark wheat beer, yeah 9% was a bit of a surprise.
tom10101 (1058) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
superspak (1484) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, caramel, molasses, nuttiness, biscuit, herbal, toast, and light earthy spiciness. Very nice aromas with good strength, balance, and complexity. Taste of raisin, biscuit, caramel, molasses, nuttiness, toffee, toast, light chocolate, and earthy spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, molasses, caramel, toast, nuttiness, toffee, light chocolate, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of flavors with good complexity; almost zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and thick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice doppelbock! Nicely balanced with good complexity; very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyable offering.