Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Doppelbock Dunkel has a pleasant full and creamy body, with coffeeish aroma. Nicely warming with toffeelike malty sweetness, balanced by a hoppy-bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
0,33 l bottle purchased @Fish & Beer, København. A brilliantly clear pour. Mahogny colored body. Low, fully fading tanned head. Alcohol-scented creamed dark caramel to the nose. A wee note of rum&raisin. Superslick mouthfeel, medium full. Sweet-flavored with a light harshness and noticable alcohol. Quite simple malt character; Light toasty, caramelly, sourish and peppery. A mild bitterness throughout. Not as hearty and malt driven as expected, and too much alcohol presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins. Pours a copper brown appearance with a brown head. Fairly oxidized, toffee, caramel, herbal aroma. Rich caramel, chocolate, a bit woody, cardboard, warming boozy flavor. This bottle seems to be a bit old but it shows some decent qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (44) - - JUL 10, 2013
This one pours a foamy, bubbly head. Poured in glass, has a see-through brownish/red hue. Goes down smooth, and kinda warms your throat on the way down. Not too much aftertaste, a little bit of toffee I get. Might try again. Reviews to improve with experience. HA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1036) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Dark brown pour with an off white head. Sweet malty nose with lots of dark fruit notes. Flavor is similar with the malt being balanced by just a touch of hops like the description reads. The dried fruit and brown sugar really come out in the finish as well. A textbook doppelbock, delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with plum highlights and a small soapy-creamy beige head that left decent lacing. The aroma was plum, raisin, brandy, cherry, port wine and a boozy presence. The flavor was malty molasses, raisin, plum, cherry, brandy, port wine and had a fairly strong boozy presence. Long boozy brandy, plum and raisin finish. Full bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2687) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, apple, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, light roast, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes with light hops. Taste of big caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, raisin, brown bread, light roast, floral, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toffee, raisin, toast, dark bread, light roast, floral, light pepper, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance malty flavors; with a light hop balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent doppelbock style. Very nice complexity and balance of malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (843) - HONG KONG - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014

(Re-rated on: 14-Jun-2014)

Rationale: Last time around I thought the taste was a little off, and I suspected the bottle was infected. Wanna give it one more try so here goes!

330 ml bottle bought at Fürstenberg in Tsuen Wan.

Looks: Clear dark copper amber. One-quarter finger head and soapy off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and active, smallish carbonation.

Aroma: Sweet dark malt, with strong toffee, strong caramel, Cola, sugar, light alcohol, hint of dark fruits, light yeast and very light spices and thin grass.

Taste: Medium sweet dark malt, with caramel, toffee, strong alcohol, molasses, wood chips, light spices, thin lemon, and light bitter grassy hops.

Body: Medium body, slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Moderate dark maltyness in pretty slick body, matching its Dunkel-like smell. Okay caramel and toffee overwhelmed by very warm and strong alcohol, with medium and quite tasty sweetness. Also some woody and light spicy tastes. Rather simple as strong booze is the selling point here.

Hoppiness: Light spice and thin grass nose. Wood, thin lemon light spice and light grassy taste. Bitterness is moderate to light, pretty astringent but not enough to counter the strong booze. Lasting boozy finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Boozy and light bitter to mouth.

Comments: It feels a little better this time around. This is essentially a Dunkler Bock with strong booze, perhaps too strong which nullifies its nice maltyness, caramel-toffee and spicy taste. It’s okay, but too boozy to be decent as there are better ones out there.

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(Originally reviewed on: 5-Apr-2013)

330 ml bottle bought at Biere von Irene in Yuen Long.

Clear dark copper amber colour; Very thin head and residual beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing and active carbonation; Nose of caramel, toffee, plum, raisins and light alcohol, which can be smelt a foot away as soon as it was popped, smell like a typical Dunkel. Sweet taste of caramel, strong liquorices, malt, toffee, molasses, strong alcohol, light cloves, and bitter hops; Medium to full body, oily palate; Taste profile is sugary Dunkel with very strong alcohol and liquorices characters, with initial dark fruit and toffee elements being quickly buried inside. Booziness is very strong in smell, taste and feel throughout, and kicks in less than 10 minutes. Hop bitterness - most likely come from hop extract - is quite pronounced but artificial for a Doppelbock, with edgy, lingering, and close to uncomfortable astringency to close out. Slightly dry after taste; Sweet, bitter and boozy to mouth.

Comments: True to its title, this one is essentially a Dunkel fortified with full-on booziness, sweetness and fake bitterness. These three tastes overwhelm all other aspects of Doppelbock and renders it close to undrinkable (Satan Gold comes to mind). Other Doppelbocks I had were really tasty and enjoyable, and this one simply means shit-faced drunk a la malt liquor. Terrible!

(Original score: 1.8 / 5 - Nose: 5/10, Looks: 3/5, Taste: 3/10, Mouth Feel: 2/5. OVERALL: 5/20)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a dark-brown, cola colour. Head fades away fairly quickly, leaving some sticky lacing behind. Smells of toffee/molasses and a note of real liquorice. Taste is semi-sweet molasses, with a mild hop bitter, along with a coffee-ish bitter flavour in the finish. Picking up up some notes of fig preserves in there as it warms up. Body is between medium and full; carbonation is barely detectable. As I expected, another finely crafted beer from Schloss Eggenberg.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ration (1948) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 14.8.2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Originally rated on 20100417.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, some yeast, dark malts and ripe fruits. Flavor of dark malts, sugar, bread, some caramel and yeast. Alcohol comes through a bit.

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