Brewed by Privatbrauerei Höss der Hirschbräu
Style: Doppelbock
Sonthofen, Germany


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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (424) - - JAN 9, 2013
500 ml. bottle, porus a small brown head, amber colour. Smells of caramel, chocolate, banana and dark fruits, with hints of vanilla. Very sweet palate, though I found the body too light. Taste of dark fruits, chocolate, xerry or port wine and a hint of coffee in the end, though it keeps the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klas (297) - SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle bought in Germany. Copper red. Malty sweet aroma and taste with dried fruits. A bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1179) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Dark copper body with a beige head. Extremely malty and strong aroma of malt extract, sweet caramel and dark dried fruits (lots of prunes). Strong flavour of malt extract and sweet caramel, dark dried fruits in that back and some nutty traces. Very sweet taste with a light bitterness in the finish. Close to full-bodied, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. A good one if you like sweet malty stuff.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 months before BB date, courtesy of my mother in law, from somewhere in Berlin]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2229) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [271014]
Caramel copper brown, clear, frothy white head dissipates quickly
Aroma of sweet brown malts, slight savoury notes, soft dark fruits, light aroma
Taste of sweet rich caramel, very malty, some raisin fruits, smooth fruity caramel, alcohol well hidden, straightforward flavour
Palate - Medium carb and body, maybe a little thin, fairly sweet. Finish of smooth malts, dab of warming alcohol
Overall - Nice soft sweet malts in this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (103) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska från Stuttgart. Rödbrun med vitt skum. Söt doft av karamell och alkohol. Söt med inslag av torkad frukt men även viss beskhet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (568) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
Flasche von Ambrosetti, Berlin. - Tiefes Kupferrot, schwach trüb, kurzlebiger Schaum. - In der Nase bockbiertypische, warm alkoholische Malzsüße, Rosinen und ein wenig dunkle Frucht. - Antrunk breit dunkelmalzig und karamelsüß; Bayrisch Blockmalz mit süßer Fruchtigkeit (Pflaumenmus, Kirschkonfitüre). Durchschnittlich rezent, vollmundig. Im Abgang sehr milde, schwach krautige Hopfenherbe, überlagert von der nachhängenden breiten Süße. Der Alkoholgehalt tritt zu deutlich hervor. - Nicht unangenehmer aber viel zu süßer, zu wenig kerniger Doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (920) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a Thumbler. A: Pours a beautiful dark amber to brown (nutty) color with a small light beige and aired head. Few lacings left S: Delicious sweet and fruity smell. Toffee, caramel malts, brown bread and plums T: Follows the nose: Toffee, sweet caramel and malts. Balanced sweet-bitterness. Fruity too (Plenty of plums and raisins). Yeasts M: Light to medium body. Low carbonation. A Bit molasses. Sweet toffee, moderate bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Good beer [ BA Review @ 10/7/2011 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Harubi (5) - - OCT 9, 2014 does not count
Quite light on the nose, candied fruit, old plum aroma. Appearance in clear brown, no cloud. Bready in taste and quite bitter in aftertaste. Would go well with creamy food or light stew probably.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfuen03 (351) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2014
Pours dark brown, with average sized, compact head. Aroma of banana and apple; little of honey and caramel. Dense texture, with medium carbonation. Very sweet taste, deep and complex, with licorice and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (688) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 28, 2014
Clear copper brown, minimal disappearing brown head Caramel, passito, sweet, malts, a hint of yeasts Sweet roasted caramel, almost dangerously drinkable, very pleasent, very smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rotaman14 (149) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
Dark brown colour, beige head. Honey, nuts, caramel on the nose. Toffee and raisins in the taste. Good.

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