ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a murky copper color. An incredibly fluffy head (about two fingers high, off-white in color) tops it off with amazing texture,and mediocre retention. As it fades away, some lacing is left on the glass.
S: My very first whiff of this brew made me wonder if it were lightstruck - it was a bit skunky. Once it warms up in the glass, however, it smells less like a skunk’s ass and more like the dying presence of German hops. Also of note is plenty of caramel and brown sugar.
T: I pick up more in the way of dark fruits than I did on the nose, especially when it first hits the palate. The general flavors are caramel and brown sugar. I also get an apple note, distressingly similar to a macro lager - if I had to pick my least favorite part of the profile, this is it. On the plus side, I’m surprised how hoppy the finish is given its proximity to the 11/13 best-by date. It honestly does a good job of cleaning the palate up, and also provides a nice bitter-ish balance.
M: Like I said, the finish is drier than I anticipated - and that’s a good thing! It helps to balance the syrupiness without killing the rich feel. Carbonation is low, but that’s because I let it sit for a while before drinking.
O: A solid doppelbock, but it lacks the defined complexity to be a great one. Would drink again, though.
AdiBeer (100) - ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: some honey notes. Appearance: dark amber, small head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: ripe furits, malts. Overall: good Doppelbock, nice lable on the bottle. Bottle at the Octoberfest Pub, London.
miggle (61) - Fürth, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black color with a red shining. Light brown head, quite stable. Malt and caramel aroma. Tase if malt and caramel. Very sweet in the middle, basically no hop aroma. Good, but average.
dbhenry (61) - El Paso, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good lager, this double bock has a small head and medium and very cloudy appearance. The malt taste dominates, but it isn’t the best malt I have tasted. The hops are somewhat pronounced and balance the malt pretty well.
Shark_Pants (86) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml into a pewter stein. Pours with minimal head that dissipates quickly, not unusual for a doppelbock. Aroma of sweet malts, Vegemite, banana. Taste is similar, with a light smokiness & bitterness. Good, but not up to the standard of my beloved Korbinian.
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Salmoniform (83) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Orange-copper hue with white head thats dissipates quickly. Aroma is malt-forward. Sugar, floral, malty, caramel, bready, esthery notes. Medium body and CO2 give a fantastic mouthfeel. Taste is initial sweetness followed by a nice CO2 sharpness and finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Overall, this is a pretty nice bock.
drunk_again (81) - GREECE - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. slightly hazy deep reddish amber color with thin beige head that diminishes quick. aroma of sweet malts, caramel and alcohol. taste is similar.
fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy burnt orange pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is pretty big on grainy and bready malts, some nice caramel, light nutty notes and spicy hops. Flavor is big on caramel and bready malt up front, lots of cereal, some toasted nuts, a little bready yeast and spicy, floral and light herbal and citrus hops to the finish. Medium body, nice chewy feel throughout without being syrupy, light to medium carbonation. Really good overall, hit all the right notes for a Doppelbock.
Karolo (2) - - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a beautiful copper red colour. About taste, I think this beer has a too alcoholic taste which I don’t like.
sarauckelman (94) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear ruby amber with creamy head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet and slightly fruity, though there’s no fruit in the taste. Warm taste of grains and honey, with a bit of malt, and some bitter on the end.
aleksander9 (204) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice clear brown/red with small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, yeasty spice and roasted malt. Nice slick and sticky mouth feel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is round caramel, bitter floral hops, some alcohol and some burnt herbs. Overall: Super good! Aroma, mouth feel and aftertaste is very sophisticated.