sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yeast, clove, and a hit of chocolate in the aroma. Kind of sugary.
Flavours remind me of speight’s old dark, but with clove. Kind of a hot beer, with fusel alcohol + a bit dry for a ’winter ale’. I suppose it can’t deviate too far from the normal DB range...
Not bad, but nothing special. I could probably drink a couple bottles before I got sick of it.
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Ruby/Brown with a lasting even 5mm head. Malty, roasted bitterness, sweet & earthy. Lacking in body dept. Named in wrong style, but still quite pleasant enough.
Pyobon (1269) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep red with slight beige head. Aroma has hints of chocolate and perfume. Medium body, creamy with good carbonation. Fruity, tangy start moving through rich toffee with peppery notes to a dark malt finish. Overall, really very drinkable.
Maris (1365) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 From a 330ml bottle on 3/6/2010. Has a sweet chocolate, coffee and brown sugar aroma. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, a little coffee and touch nutty. The flavours are balanced very nicelyby a firm bitterness on the end. A lovely winter beer which has become a bit of a fave. Rating 3.7.
Re-rate on 24/7/2015. From a 330ml bottle, bottle just labelled ’Doppel-bock’. I have continued to imbibe this on a semi-regular basis in recent years and remain a real fan. My experience with most Monteith’s beers has been fairly underwhelming, but this is a notable exception. Really malty and chocolatey - very quaffable and quite delicious, with a pretty impressive nose. Vastly under-rated on here.
Ungstrup (34219) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A chestnut-brown beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of brown sugar, bread, malt, and nuts, as well as lighter notes of alcohol, leading to a dry nutty finish. Nice one.
jonno (2461) - JAPAN - JAN 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Could use a little more oomph but a serviceable beer. Lots of malt on the nose in the mouth it is medium bodied with hints of fruit and chocolate. Servicable Doppel.
hawthorne00 (3455) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, frothy light beige head. Caramel and vanilla nose, some dark berries or prunes.Quite thin body, soft mouthfeel. Fruits, a little alcohol and some mild balancing bitterness.
floydian1 (1344) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (expiry 3/2010). Pours dark brown with a reddish tinge and a medium coffee-brown head. Rich malty aromas of burnt brown sugar, dark chocolate, toffee and faint hops. Palate is medium bodied with a smooth sticky mouthfeel and roasted bitter malt flavours dominating. There is a trace of smoke in the finish. Rather lacks the "Christmas cake" richness of the best Doppelbocks but still pretty good.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark reddish brown with beige head. Medium carb and body. Sweet, caramel malts, with a spicy chocolaty flavour. Mildly bitter finish. Very nice.
phaleslu (9307) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Blue Duck in Milford Sound. Pours a dark red-brown with a light tan head. Sweet aroma and flavor of caramel, brown sugar, fruit, toast, and roasted malt. Light body and sweet, thin, sticky mouthfeel, but also watery and highly carbonated for an odd lack of balance all-around.