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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 371   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (750) - 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)

4.4
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 14.8.2010

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5856) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, orangeish pale brown with a white head. Slight coffee smell. Flavor is malty ; caramel, somewhat fruity. Quite sweet. Well-balanced, nonetheless. A dry finish, which nicely cuts into the malty sugar. Light to medium body, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Light to average carbonation. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5439) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 17.04.2010
Aroma is rather malty with some chocolate, burned sugar and hints of alcohol. Flavour has lots of roasted malt, semi‐dark chocolate, sugary notes and hints of solvent‐like alcohol. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (593) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
pours dark root beer brown with almost no head, lots of activity near the surface. Sweet and dense toffee malts on the nose. Drinks with dense thick caramel 7/10-sweet malts up front, light roast, toffee, cola, with a gentle fizzy backdrop, airy hops near the finish, slightly metallic, finishing malty and mildly bitter. Low-medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, decent carry, decent drinkability. Pretty straightforward and nothing ground-breaking.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (949) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a clear brown colour with a small white ring and some lace. Aromas consist of toast, light darker fruit notes, quite malty, some light chocolate notes as well. Flavours: Rich and malty; chocolate, caramel. Some dark dried fruits, toast, fairly sweet with a very light bitterness. Tasty beer.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ffaoe (223) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
sweet malty aroma. dark brown in color with little head. dark malty flavor but too sweet

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin cream head. Aroma is caramel and coffee. Flavor is the same with some chocolate. Very nice doppelbock.


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