exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Recommended by BevMo employee when I complained that they were out of Celebrator. Poured a dark ruby brown color, with a light white head that quickly left. Nose of malt, maybe lightly roasted. Tastes pretty good, lighter that I would like, with a medium body. Finishes well, but leaves me desiring more.
ska (205) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, hazy orange color, small off white head, caramel aroma, raisins, roasted and honey notes, brown sugar sweet flavor, full body, finish with caramel and grass, very nice surprise I thought it was a simple and cheap beer (0.99€). In pratica pensavo di aver preso una birra ignorante da scolare guardando un paio di puntate di south park e invece mi trovo una dolciona che sembra un blend tra una belga e una stout. E beh. Se ste doppelbock son tutte come questa ne voglio altre.
AbbeyRoade (384) - Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutely delicious. Luckily it is 7.9% and the alcohol is noticeable or I’d drink more of these! Very good heavy malty flavors and good nutty malty roasty aroma. Nice brew all around.
PauloAG (12) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500cc Bottle. Light brown to orange with a nice white head. Aroma is cereal, caramel but taste is alcohol and rather dry with a bitter finish. The body is medium with medium to low carbonation. Very good overall but not my favourite dopplebock.
ctiry (67) - 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 (151) - 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 (73) - - 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 (50) - 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 (298) - 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.