Stove (8) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2005 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice beer, but not to my usual taste. Dark red-brown colour. Low carbonation, not much head. Lots of malt and sugars in the mix. Can definitely taste the high alcohol content, which is a minus for me: I don;t like a beer that does me in before I can drink my fill :) Definitely a beer that does better when served closer to room temp (doesn’t suit too cold)
vanvenlo (1776) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
8 May 2004 - Sweet spiritous malt aroma. Clear, nice dark red-brown but hardly any head and no lacing. Uncomplex mocha malt with a short taste. Bitter finish with a light flat mouthfeel.
Lunkie (1817) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Malty aroma with dark back colour and little head. Bitter burnt malt flavour with smooth finish.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel like aroma, short but lasting light brown head, medium texture with light caramel flavours with a faint hint of coffee and warming alcohol.Good beer but not a session beer for me.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty disappointing. I don't understand how they can get such a nice, solid malt character in their Black, yet have it completely lacking in their Doppelbock. I think this is much closer to an English Strong/Old Ale (not a favourite style of mine) than a Doppelbock.
Aroma is quite malty, but not the decocted/Munich malt aroma usually associated with a Bock. It's more caramelly and toffee-ey. Nothing particularly wrong, but not great.
Clear brown colour with red highlights, with a weird looking yellow head (does this mean they're using roasted barley???) which doesn't last.
Flavour is sweet and caramelly, with no apparent bitterness and a pretty sweet finish. Thick body, yet with prickly carbonation.
Not my kind of beer, but I can see how people would like it.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a bit of a tough beer to bolt down outside the mcg, all because the cab driver wouldn't let us drink on the way. plenty of caramel and toffee in there but precious little soy sauce or fruitiness. a pretty bland doppelbock
Choos (730) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malty aroma. Looks great dark ruby/brown but with nearly no head. Lovely doppelbock flavour with roasted notes & bitter aftertaste when too cold but blend well (not as noticeable) when at a decent temperature. Good mouthfeel, on the upper end of carbonation.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with no head. Big malty aroma and tons of malt in the flavour. Has a slight roasted bitterness at the end. There may even be a coffee undertone present as well. Geven my love of malty beers and this one's leanings on the malt spectrum, I should adore this. But something fails to click with this beer. On the high side of mediocre.
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good deep red-brown colour, small vanishing head. Quite sweet,malty and syrupy. Has some hints of caramel/coffee with some evident alcohol in the finish. ok.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tasted like a proper german doppelbock, just not a very good one. fairly big malt flavour at least, but as others here have said pretty alcoholic, and vegetabley-salty, although that might have been due to storing the open bottle in the garbage bin outside the MCG for an hour before finishing it.