Idiosynkrasie (4020) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, dark brown colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Sweet-ish dark malty aroma has notes of toffee, nuts, caramel, marzipan, hints of cherry and sherry. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, notes of toffee, caramel, nuts, marzipan, milk chocolate, hints of cherry, sherry, Marsala, dry, minimally herbal hoppy overtones; smooth, silky, soft palate, well matching, gentle carbonation. Rich and complex, superbly balanced. Wow! Nice to see what a "traditional" can offer if adequately "crafted".
Bozo_skeleton (558) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tres belle robe ruby sombre, belle carbo qui alimente un col persistant. Arome de banane léger, caramel, des notes de grillé. Palais rond et onctueux. Caramel.Douce sur le final.
NosirIwont (1991) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. 7.5%. Best before 07.10.12. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Decent lacing. Dry, fruity and malty aroma. Flavour is malt, wood and dar kfruits. Dry, malty finish, with dark fruitsand slightly metallic. Overall okay. 05.10.13.
Beergeek23322 (2437) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
June 2011. From bottle. Dark amber color with a large offwhite head. Sweet malty aromas with spice, caramel and light fruit. Not bad at all.
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Ambrosetti, Berlin. Pours dark ruby amber with a creamy head on top. Rich nose and flavor of sweet malts, caramel and dark fruit. Chewy and tasty!
trekkinando (17) - - MAY 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rispetto massimo dello stile, malto sopra tutto e alcol ben nascosto. Ottima con piatti della tradizione bavarese.
bierkoning (10497) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Dark brown color. Maltaroma with plums. Full bodied. Malty roasty plummy flavor. Sweet, bready. Tasty doppelbock.
JDBaker11058 (1334) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: deep reddish mahogany (same color as the leather on my office chair), with two generous fingers of light tan head and decent lacing; bottle has a cool illustration of a clearly tipsy goat hoisting a flagon of this beer. Aroma: typical doppelbock, so...awesome--scads of molasses, fig, rum raisins, brown sugar, plums, caramel, chocolate, a bit of leather, a hint of burning cardboard, and wood. Taste: malt bomb, with brown sugar, caramel, toffee, molasses, raisins, and some boozy flavors as well; it’s not overly sweet. Finish: slightly toasty, boozy-sweet malt notes linger, although as in the flavor the sweetness is subdued; alcohol slowly warms the chest . Notes: I love me a doppelbock, and this here’s a good one. Palate is slick and full, but not cloying; the bottle disappeared surprisingly fast. Flavors were rich and malty, right in line with what I expect in a great DB.
laiti (5900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2013 50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 24.04.2010. Thanks Timo A!
Aroma is rather malty with some raisins and chocolate. Flavour is also quite malty with raisins, chocolate and roasted notes. A solid doppelbock.
ClubGonzo (4163) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany brown body with a ruby-hued taint and a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, Norwegian brown cheese, nuts, raisins and hints of dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, yet complex dark malty tones: raisins, dark chocolate, caramel and hints of molasses and burnt sugar. Not too sweet, and fairly complex. Full body, with a rather bitter, chocolate-like finish. This is my kind of doppelbock for sure.