BlackHaddock (4924) - 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.
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle from Sörspecialista, Budapest. Clear, dark brown coor with quickly dimishing light brown head.
Malty, sweet, alcohol and liqueur aroma - as a usual doppelbock. Heavy sweet taste. Heavy body, creamy
texture, average carbonation. The aftertaste has caramel flavour. It’s a heavy and sweet beer. This is a good
example of abbey doppelbocks, no more, no less. Good one.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear light brown colored beer, with a small beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, prune and raisins, a little spices and malty notes. The taste of fruits like prunes, cherries with some spices hops and dark malt. The aftertaste is sweet, with bitter and hints of spices.
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Consisten level smooth quarter inch head on top of a very dark brown (with an orangy crystal sparkle) body. Dry nose, slightly carbonic to start that takes time to open. Could really do with more richness and dimension though considering what it promises. Another doppelbock with that hard tannic quality which imprisons all that sweet morish juiciness.
kevnic2008 (9701) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee and caramel aroma. Reddish brown off white head and thin lacing. Full bodied, coffee, mild hop, and caramel flavors.
beeracoon (450) - - OCT 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brownish head, clear red-brown colour. Roasty caramel aroma. Great taste and a sweet, coffee-caramel palate. Fantastic beer.
Beerbarella (349) - - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Heavy beer with a bitter aftertaste and yet somehow mild. Not bad.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body brown. It smells sweet, maltaromatic, creamy-sirup. The taste is malty, maltaromatic, darkmalty, sirup, sweet, a bit alcoholic. Overall intensive and tasty. 11/11/11/11/11/11
jonas (6101) - 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.
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High and long lasting lovely creamy off-white head. Clear goodlooking red brown body. Roasted malt caramel sweet hay bisquit aroma. Stangely thinbodied flavor with that relately high alcohol percentage. Sweet malty caramel grass dusty hay flavor. Little hops bitterness. High carbonation. Long sweet finish.