Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Munich, Germany


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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Hacker-Pschorr, Munich’s Brewery since 1417, has released a Limited Edition Series which is a collection of hand-crafted specialty beers produced in small single-brew batches and available in the US only while supply last.

Among the earliest Dopplebocks, Animator draws you in with its deep mahogany hue and creamy foam crown Your experience culminates on the palate with notes of chocolate, roast, brown sugar, licorice, apricot, and exotic fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2015
500 ml swing top bottle poured a cloudy orange amber with a small lsting amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness, light tobacco and a hint of yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, earthiness, light fruitiness and light spice with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2015
500ml swing top - hazy light amber - thick, soapy lace - nose of cookie dough, dried cherries, raisin, brown sugar, fig - pretty pleasant, really - the flavor is not nearly as enjoyable - strongly present alcohol - malt character is kind of stale - texture is a little thin - some caramelized sugars, raisin, nuts - boozy finish - was hoping for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (5313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Clear slightly deep amber with a thin fading light tan head. Musty and toast-filled bock nose with some nuttiness and chewy caramelised wheat and more toast and crust. Basic bock flavors with some caramel, toast, German doughy nuttiness, and a smooth dry toffee-ish finish. Very color-inside-the-lines, but so dang well made I gotta give props. This is what every doppelbock strives to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pumpkin87 (118) - - MAY 9, 2015
Pours almost clear dark amber with copper red highlights and small dense head that reduces but contributes nice skim and lacing. Aroma is big roasted malt, with nuts and toffee. On the palate, more nuts, caramel, raisins and bread. But there’s an undercurrent of heat, which surfaces as nice peppery notes but an ethanol, vegetal oiliness that battles the rest of the flavor profile. One sip is smooth and sweetish, the next is hot and slightly sour. Overall, the good overcomes the bad, but it’s not as well put together as the best bocks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle at Hackerhaus Munich. Clear brown beer. Complex nutty malt aroma you can smell the strength. Strong abv flavour. Some heat some sting on the finish. It doesn’t mess around. Malt bread aroma. It has some toffee in the flavour. Long slow post lunch drink. Yes the peppery finish and solid shiny malts are good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1627) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 25, 2015
Couleur ambrée sombre, légère mousse beige. Nez caramelisé et fruité (note fruits rouges). Gout malté, fruité (fruits rouges et figues) caramelisé, orge, caramel cuit, note de massepain. Bon corps. Fin assez longue caramelisé. nickel comme doppelbock

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6066) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear orange amber, thin white head. Aromas of honey, light herbal hops, light metallic note. Taste is sweet, fruit cake, warming booze. Oily texture, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1520) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 6, 2015
Bottle: Drank at the Hawener-Sopart reunion Kaffee und Kuchen. Food Pairing: Erdbeertorte

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle (BB June 2015). Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), trace hops (flowers), with a light note of cardboard / walnut shells. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Pretty disappointing...almost no aroma, and even a little oxidation despite being 3 months away from the BB date (although it wouldn’t be surprising if they used a one-year BB date, which would be dumb of course). A bit sourish in the mouth too, so this doesn’t have much to offer as-is. Yet another example of why brewers should use *bottling* dates, not BB dates...they are almost always way too optimistic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (215) - - MAR 20, 2015
Leicht rötlich, relativ Gesuchsarm, relativ leichter Körper, süßlich süffig, geht gut

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