alliance100 (775) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours a medium brown . Sweet malt aromas with mild fig and raisin. Taste is sweet and bready . Very good .
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ctiry (64) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice brown colour with beige head. Nice malty sweet aroma. The taste is sweet malts with warming alcohol.
rotaman14 (149) - Potsdam, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colour, lasting beige head. Intense aroma of bubblegum, banana, caramel, alcohol, raisins and plums. Starts off slightly sweet, to give way to some unexpected bitterness, with some burnt notes. Finishes with a malty and alcoholic aftertaste. The body is rather heavy, yet smooth. Quite a complex beer, one of the better ones I’ve had so far.
smallfry (66) - - NOV 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) This is a tough one to rate. There’s very little aroma and it’s not very attractive. The taste is really nice but maybe slightly too sugary sweet? I do like it and I think it’s a pretty nice beer, but I feel like it’s missing some dark malt bitterness.
loubar (45) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Brown-orange color with a pillowy head. The aroma is molasses, brown sugar and toast. No floral hop presence. Just richness, sweet and balanced against the alcohol. Complex, yet subtle, the flavor is dark raisins, burnt coffee, hazelnuts and root beer with an earthy undertone. Slick feel, oily and very smooth with a neutral finish. Paulaner’s got this. Pretty definitive.
Nik925 (759) - USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seriously unexpected bubblegum aroma. Are the hops coming out to play on this Doppel? Beautiful malt. Rather ugly to look at, soapy beige. A rather fine beer. I guess they perfected it >100 years ago, so why mess with it. A nice beverage, but plenty of room for it to be a better beer, regardless of style. Nicely dry for a 8% doppel. This would have been epic in the 1900s.
bonkiedeaap (297) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Trinkgut in Goch. The beer has dark brown/red color and a nice cream colored head with a lot of bubbles. The aroma is malty, with tones of dark fruits, roasted malts and the sweetness of caramel. The taste is light sweet with tones of chocolate and a little alcohol which makes it really intense. Further tones of roasted malts and some hop notes in the end. The finish is warming by the alcohol and to change in a nice bitterness from the used hops. Wonderfull this doppelbock, one of the best so far.
Danyel (1047) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with orange hues and white head. Aroma is floral, nutty, cereal, grains, vanilla, fruity, earthy, figs. Taste is medium-bodied, silky, smooth, easy, low carbonation, a bit dirty, bitter finish. Overall, good.
SinH4 (152) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful brown color with beige foam. Molasses, nuts and cloves in the aroma, very intense. Taste is heavily sweet and spicy. Heavy body and smooth mouthfeel. Very boozy and with a warming finish. Has that special sirupy feeling. Not bad, but I prefer other Doppelbocks. I think this might turn out well when you let it age though.
Bosskie (439) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful red brown beer. Clear with a big white head.
Smell is lots of caramel with subtle pepper, leather. Hint of alcohol.
Taste is rotten fruit sweetness with a bitter finish. Bread, dough. Fizzy.
williamherbert (1317) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Syrupy, molasses brown-orange color. Fluffy meringue of pillowy head.
The aroma is molasses and brown sugar; toffee. Not a lot of hop presence. Very sugary, but it is balanced beautifully by a nuttiness. It’s mild in the nose but good.
The flavor is dark raisins, burnt coffee, hazelnut, root beer. Tons of flavor. At the finish, it’s very pronounced dates, with an earthy undertone to them, as if they were just plucked from the earth.
Slick feel, oily and very smooth; slides right down the gullet, but has a chalky finish afterward. This is the best Paulaner beer I can remember having: it’s dark, nutty, and challenging.