Brewed by Schloßbrauerei Kaltenberg (Warsteiner)
Style: Doppelbock
Kaltenberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle, sampled at Aarhus Berrfestival. Cloudy brown colour, with creamy off-white head. Pretty complex aroma with almond paste and nuts most prominent. Sweet mouthfeel with caramel, chocolate and toast malt. Soft, almost oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13836) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle at ÅBF08. Roasted, sweet malt aroma. The flavour also has some roast, sweet malt. Good alcohol level. Clear brown colour. No head. Nice hint of lagering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
arepeejee (3) - , South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008 does not count
Smallish head, but big on taste. Perhaps too drinkable. This beer was found in the DRAM SHOP, SHEFFIELD.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6981) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
Draught. Dark brown and clear. Has a big head, off-white and lasting. Aroma of heavy caramel, burnt notes too. Laqurice. Flavor starts heavy sweet, finish moderate bitter. Syrup texture. Warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2009
Dark red beer with a small head. The bottle was one month overdue and the beer showed already some aging. Caramel and chocolate flavour combined with some dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8068) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle. Sweet prune malt and bitter/astringent aroma. Clear reddish-dark brown color with small head. Sweet raisin malt and bitter/astringent orange peel flavor. Nice solid doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Think that I picked this bottle up from Getrenmarkt, Garmisch, Bavaria, Germany, consumed at home Sunday 28th July 2012 Pours ruby reddy coloured edging toward brown with an off-white head. Thick in the pour and in the mouth, toffee, caramel, smooth, sweet and big alcohol kick, this is the sort of German beer that Craig would totally approve of, it’s right uo his street. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (12197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle shared with Elena, ever so discreetly, at the Vienna airport. Pours clear, copper-caramel with a fluffy, foamy off-white head. Rich toasty, bready caramel malt aroma. Strong and sweet flavor with lots of caramel, light toast, bread, some booze, slight leafy bitterness. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warming finish with some boozy sting, caramel, slight dry and toasted malts, slight herbal and leafy bitterness. A heavy-duty beer overall. Very sweet but the alcohol definitely pokes through. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1754) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 16, 2014
Pours a clear mohogany color with light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, spice, earthy. Sweet toasted malt, sweet light malt, spice, fruit ending a bit dry. Light/medium body with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (397) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
330ml bottle, poured into LaChouffe chalice. A: Bronze, mahogany, ruby, clear, small tanned head which faded quickly without leaving much lacing. S: Initial cherry and cough mixture was replaced by strong diacetyl and chocolate which was reminiscent of Cadbury’s milk chocolate. T: More dark rather than milk chocolate, hints of sourness, molasses, slightly boozy burn at the finish, but didn’t match the depth of other Dopplebocks. M: Oily texture, slightly thick texture, minimal carbonation. O: At 9% this is one to treat with respect, but I felt it offered less than other examples of the style.

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