DavidAust (38) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice beer, it a little light in aroma, taste and alcohol strength for a true dopplebock. However, it is well priced (when you can get it) and great introduction if you bringing someone over to the style from the lighter ales.
Great to drink several as it isn’t too strong.
Happy to recommend, but if you are a serious doppelbock connoisseur you will find it weaker in every sense. Think of it as a sessional dopplebock. Which is why I buy it - enjoy the taste and can have two or three as opposed to one with the stronger brands. Plus it isn’t super cold in Qld, Australia during winter so a 6% dopplebock makes a lot of sense.
BTW pours well with several fingers of foam, but it does disappear fairly quickly.
DylansDad (449) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Regardless of the style, I found this quite a tasty number but, due to cloying sweetness at the back I couldn’t, and wouldn’t want to drink more than one.
RafeAU (390) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark rich red pour, attractive. malty aroma, big malty flavours with sweetness and mild bitterness. Nice.
Sissio (887) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Tasmania
clear brown, minimal cappuccino head
sweet caramel and winey
same in taste but a bit of ashy, something between a stout and a bock
waiake (435) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle pours dark & translucent with a brief tan head & a heady malty aroma taste is full of roasted caramel malty flavours with a lasting bitter dry aftertaste
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really get the chocolate malt early. Bit of bread and red fruit. A bit carbonated but taste is pleasant. Toasty on the buds and bitter at the end. 330ml, 6%, 1.6std drks.
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pivnizub (9300) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille. ruby-amber coloured, smaller and stable off-white head; toasty-nutty nose, not too sweet, very faint metallic traces detectable; moderate sweet and (malty-)bitter flavour, baraly full bodied; a tinge of molasses is detectable in the dark-malty a caramelly and bitter finish. A pleasant, easy-drinking Doppelbock...
ShaneJ (727) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Plonk (October 2014). Dark reddish-brown, medium tan head, malt dominant, rich caramel, coffee, chocolate, cigar ash, roasty bitterness, dry finish. Nice.
KeefOz (1137) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
BB 15 Feb 15. Poured a translucent bronzy red colour with 5mm a light tan foamy head that retained poorly but laced OK. Carbonation very high and coarse. Aroma of dark chocolate, sweet caramel and hints of coffee. Taste of sweet dark fruit, chocolate and hints of coffee and maybe a hint of alcohol; low bitterness. Light to medium body. Smooth and sweet with no real taste on the finish but still quite nice.
StevieT (995) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a tan head, oaky malty aroma and rich malty flavours. I like it, a good doppel.