kapusil (804) - HUNGARY - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. Reddish dark brown body, beige head. Aroma of caramel, toast and some roastyness. Taste of caramel, nuts, reisin and toast. Warming alcohol, very nice.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 50cl. Courtesy of kevnic2008. Malt accented, flawless and very true to the style. Good drinkability.
badgerben (4631) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of JK. Dark brown color with a small head. Malty and floral hop aroma. Malt and barley-laden flavor. Light chocolate and caramel. Dry finish. Some floral hints as it warms. Medium body. Frankly, kicks ass.
JK (5045) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in Rothenburg, April 2013. I found this at a random restaurant new the town hall. Nearly black, with some redness, and a tall, lacing head. A beautiful beer. Rich malt flavor. Red meat; caramel; butter; and grains. Maybe the best doppelbock I have ever had, certainly in the same caliber as Andechs.
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, nuts, caramel, malt and hops. Sweet finish and full bodied.
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours Deep Mahogony with an off-white head. Candied fruit aroma. It’s very sweet with sackloads of malty goodness and some plummy, raisiny elements. The alcohol makes its way to the front. A real dessert beer.
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel/molasses, nuts/shells ,bread), with a note of brown sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
A fair enough rendition but pretty generic and mild. Quiet aroma is just malt and sugars. Sweet in the mouth, and surprisingly modest in body. Pretty watery. Very difficult to get excited about it...doesn’t really do anything wrong, but seems kinda phoned-in.
MichaelAwesome (5852) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Endlich mal etwas rosinenlastige Abwechslung, die mit einem gewissen Süße und nur wenig Alkohol im Aroma zu punkten weiß. Selten solch ein großes Böckchen gezischt. Toll.
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown colour with low head and smooth body, Nose of intense malt. Taste of rich malt, dark nuts, torf, burnt caramel, medium bitter hops, ripe grains and brown bread. This beer is really easy and nice to drink and it doesn’t have that much of a Doppelbock-feeling (you don’t really taste the strong alcohol). Nice and solid Doppelbock.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma complesso, zuccherino, fruttato. Marroncina con un bel cappello di schiuma. Al palato ingresso dolce dominato dai malti, molto complessa ma elegantissima. Sentori di prugna, mou, e frutta secca. Chiude in maniera splendida con una leggerissima luppolatura. Calda, buona, equilibrata. Da bere a litri.