hallinghansen (2108) - Odense S, - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade from Mads K, thanks. Clear amber body with a large creamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, light hops, malt. Flavor is caramel, malt, light bitterness, fruity, nuts. Quite nice.
arkurzynski (1594) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown. Nose of deep toasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is mild plum and raisin with toasted, near roasted malt. Carb prickly, almost too much.
OldMrCrow (1965) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Number 4 in our doppelbock blind tasting. Pours a light orange-brown. Very low carbonation, sweet but well balanced. Gentle caramel flavors. Not bad.
csaso (1464) - 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 (2533) - 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 (2439) - 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 (7248) - 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 (7977) - 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 (4945) - 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 (6269) - 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 (4615) - 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.