jonas (5843) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark chestnut, offwhite cream. Molassis nose, sweet berrylike sweetness on a light roasted caramel background. Dark sugar finish. Medium body, chewy, mellow/sparkly mouthfeel.
BlackHaddock (4137) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
July 2010: Brown 500ml bottle. Poured into my lovely ’Wolnzacher Brauhaus’ Hopfenperle half litre glass mug.
Cracking looking beer, a deep, dark brown colour with a fantastic cream coloured foaming head. The foaming head soon became a collar and wisp, still looked fine though.
The smell was of lightly roasted malts and sweet licorice roots.
The taste and heady mix of chocolate malts, licorice and coffee hints.
Rich, creamy and a depth of body that only good DoppelBocks seem to have. The alcohol was evident, but not enough to put you off, just in the background reminding you the beer is 7.4% ABV and not to be messed with.
This is one of my favourite styles and this bottle is up there with the best in class.
edpeg (838) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale brown murky body with whitemochat head. Aromascaramel, licorice roasted malts. Palate oily slick with lively carbonation and mouth feel. Aftertaste sweet malts , leather. Finish dry sweet. Pretty good D-bock. ABV subtle.
AKSalmon (74) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured this into a mug a deep ruby red with a tan head. Aroma is carmel and cherry. Flavour is sweet a little cherry. Smooth acrost the palate little carbonation. Overall it is a sweet beer and a little too sweet for me but if I offered one or three I would not turn it down.
delnoche (456) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle poured into a dimpled mug. Deep ruby with ample tan head. Aroma is raisins. Flavor is also raisins. Palate is thick and a bit sticky. Light carbonation. This one is sweeter than I’d like it to be. It could use some more hops to balance it out.
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark toffee/brown colored pour. Healthy light tan head. Plenty of lacing. Notes of roasted grain and malt with a hint of cocoa and coffee. Nice sweet malt backbone with a decent amount of roastedness. Nice sweet creamy finish with a hint of bitterness. Nice.
TorbenH (888) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, nuts, toast, roasty, licorice, raisin, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
thewolf (11254) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [thanks Nyhuus]
Pours deep chestnut with a nice, creamy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, liqourice, toasted, light oxidation. Medium carbonation, fairly light and slightly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, light sugar, liqourice, mild bitterness, a touch of vanilla. Mild cocoa in the finish.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark reddish color with some brown notes and a beige head. Aroma is of dark fruits, nutty notes, some phenol, alcohol notes and caramel. Flavor follows the nose, with lots of dark fruits and caramel, some nutty notes, a touch of alcohol, bready notes and some buttery notes. The body is medium with a lightly oily mouthfeel. Overall a pretty darn solid Doppelbock.
Bierkrug (2133) - - JUL 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle picked up at the 14 FBF in Nurnberg, Germany. Pours a dark brown and reddish color. Has a small tan quick to go head. Aroma of caramel, coco and malt. Has a complex roasted and fruity flavor. Well rounded. A lasting sweet slightly bitter aftertaste with a sweet bitter finish. A very good doppelbock. I enjoyed this a lot.