yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Theis. Pours cloudy reddish with a small white head. Mild wooden and dry caramel malt aroma, subdued sweetness and alcohol presence. Quite hoppy and subdued malty into the flavoured all the way through. Nice and easy, yet not classic doppelbock but a good twist with the US hops that shine more through than the classic continental European ones.
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Theis for sharing.
Clear orange coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, rye bread and dried fruits.
Sweet flavour of caramel, rye bread and hops with notes of dried fruits.
Hoppy finish with notes of dried fruits.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Theis. Pours a clear and warm amber with a small off-white head. Fat and intense aroma of pumpernickel. Quite full-bodied with loads of roasted malt and pumpernickel. Solid American hoppy finish - a lot hoppier than the German originals. But a fine example of the style. 160109
Travlr (19556) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Drake, thanks very much! Slightly hazy amber brown color, tiny white edge head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, caramel candy. Taste is peppery caramel with a toasty burnt edge. Inching closer to a barleywine, but this one has survived pretty well.
yngwie (16248) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked, at RBNAG -09. A clear, copper-colored beer with a dense, off-white head. Cellar, malty sweetness, some hops and a sugary feeling in the aroma. Peppery hops blends nicely with caramel sweetness in the flavor. Nice but lacking some complexity to be really nice. Dry and full-bodied mouthfeel, finishing with a pleasant peppery hoppyness. A nice beer indeed, especially like the hops, but it lacks something to get a higher score. 091107
Theis (14939) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ōLButikken. Clear nutbrown - white head. Sweetness, roasted, nutty, light wood, chocolate, medium hoppy, grassy, light bourbon notes, ryebread, caramel, sharpness, light alcoholic. Nice smooth body. Well balanced !!!
gunnfryd (13805) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, sweet, cellar, malt, hop. flavour is dry, sweet, malt, rosted, hop, cellar,citrus, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.
bhensonb (13530) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Coop in Davis, CA. Aromas of dark malt, minor dark fruit, and (I hope) floral or grassy hop. Brilliant ruby mahogany color (so 5 for appearance) with a beige smear for head. Almost medium in body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is amazing. Itís not sticky. Itís much like an ale with underlying chocolate malt or maybe itís just roasted caramel. Nope. Just saw the malt list. Flavor is upfront dark lager, but there is enough good hop to give it almost floral notes. Finish is pretty well balanced, though that lager sweetness is hanging around. Itís a really good drink, possibly except for a couple of imperial lagers it may be the best lager in America - which might mean it is the best dark lager in America. So go USA. And donít blame the beer for being denominated as a doppelbock - itís competing in a higher style. My suggestion: adapt the recipe to ale yeast and see what results.
Tmoney99 (13003) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured dark reddish brown color with a creamy light brown head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate sweet malty toasted flavor with an average smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met with a sweet soft beer.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Small off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light chocolate, earthy, herb. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some smoke, light apricot. Medium body. No sign of the barrel aging (not sure this is a bad thing, just figured it to be something worth commenting on).