jfb (4619) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2009 (bottle, brewed in Scheyern) pours a dark ruby colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of roasted malts, grassy herbal hops, caramel, light dark fruit and sweet spices. flavour of grainy roasted pale malts with light notes of dark bread, chocolate and coffee. sweet, heavy body with strong carbonation and a roasted-bitter, warming finish.
kappldav123 (5506) - GERMANY - NOV 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle looks good, but a bit simple for a doppelbock. The beer in the glass is zippy, but no foam. Tastes malty, but not too much, a bit roasty. A bit sweet like chocolate, the finish is drier. Not bad!
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up at Maruhn Getränke in Darmstadt. Pours a nice dark brown. Aroma of malt, nuts, hops. Tastes malty, with some hops and roasty hints.
Hansen (7652) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, brown and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly diminishing. Pleasent aroma, yeast, sweet malt, roasted. Flavor starts heavy sweet. A good, sweet beer with some roasted, malty notes.
MoritzF (8736) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Clear, mahogany colour with a mid-sized beige foamy head. Sweet and strong roast-malty nose with caramel, liquorice and slightly spicy herbal hops. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Roast-malty taste with caramel, liquorice and traces of coffee; moderately sweet, roasty finish with a well-balanced hoppy bitterness. The alcohol is almost non-detectable (05.02.08).
ha1ag (785) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, TNX to DH8VV! Color is warm doppelbock brown with thick creamy head. Nose has dried plums, figs and caramel. Aroma has also plums and figs. Very softly sweet, full body, Malts give some bitterness. could use somewhat stronger bitter finish. Excellent!
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice, full-bodied beer. Good head. The only detracting thing is the somewhat metallic aftertaste.
Geiserich (3733) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Sweet malty aroma, fruity acid notes. Foamy, brownish head. Deep dark brown color. Sweet malty flavor, sticky texture. Molasse and fruity notes of plums. Some alcohol. Hints of chocolate and cacao in the end. Light bitter finish. Tasty, complex bock.
harrisoni (15317) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Beautiful ruby colour with thick beige head. Good syrupy malty aroma. I liked this, ok not enormously complex, but I like the up front straight forwardness of the syrupy malts, it looks fantastic. Yes it has some lager yeast/malt flavour, but as the bottle goes down, it’s great. Very drinkable. Some syrupy sweet malt on swallow.
MiP (14481) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7.4%. Very sweet aroma, brown sugar and dark malts. Very dark brown colour, seems clear. Small bubbly head. The flavour is quite malty, slightly roasted and creamy. Good, but slightly watery compared to the really good Doppelbocks.