csaso (1460) - Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - big foamy head, dark Amber color, very sweet malty aroma and flavor, some fruity like esters, mild hop balance, fair warming alcohol notes, pretty good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beastiefan2k (2522) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL flip top; beer #4 in a doppelbock blind tasting.
I guess this was my biggest disappointment of the tasting. When I purchased it I was hoping this would be something tasty but instead I got something that tasted like a stale malt rich lager. There was an off flavor character of vomit on the nose but not the flavor.
luttonm (2420) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Part of our blind tasting panel. More orange appearance than others (i.e. doppelbocks), brown note. Crisp. Alcohol, orange malts.
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a clear darker orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, a touch of smoky wood, and some light fruitiness. Flavour reveals notes of dark fruits, toasted malt, and a little toffee. Well-balanced, with a good amount of sweetness. Solid stuff.
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml swingtop. Amber color, reddish fire hue to it. Smell is malty, some hop and alcohol perfume, dark fruits, hint of oxidized mint. BB is 06/15 so relatively fresh. Flavor is sweet malty, some dark caramel booze, nuttiness. Decent but not one of the better doppelbocks of the big 6.
Cunningham (4899) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Started a bit to early on this. To cold. It was actually a bit unpleasant when it was to cold. Changed definitely to the better at right temperature. Clear amber color with a fine off white head. Good lacing. Looks nice this one. Lovely fruity, bready, nutty and malty aroma. Thick nice body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Smooth fruity, toffee, nutty and malty flavor. Really nice and tasty doppelbock.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500, swingtop. Pours a murky dark amber with a loose and creamy thin white head that fades. Big fresh malt sugar nose, with raisins, caramel, vanilla, and a bit of toffee. Creamy medium body with very little carb. Raisins, caramel, vanilla, and toffee on the mid palate, with a mild sweet finish.
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark amber color and a thick head that quickly fades. Initial aroma has malt and alcohol. Considerable alcohol in the flavor, some brown sugar; a little fruit and some sugar. Good palate; and overall good beer even if alcohol is somewhat more prominent than I would like. Not quite in the same league as Celebrator; Scheyern; or Andechs, but still very good.
gopherfan99 (598) - CROATIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a cloudy caramel color with a beige head; sweet aroma of caramel and malt with hints of vanilla and dark fruits; taste is sweet caramel, malt, and some butterscotch; finishes dry bittersweet with some light spice; very nice Doppelbock
Harubi (5) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought in Munich in May, now drinking in October. Strong woody aroma, taste is caramelly but not sweet. Not bitter at first in the tongue, but fairly bitter in aftertaste. Almost no foam, and at least not lasting in the glass. Nice bubbles on the tongue. Quite agreeable overall.