SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 translucent mahogany, thin beige head, chewy full body, medium co2.
aroma: lots of medium-roasted malt, lots of fruity alcohol esters, brown bread crust, some minerality, and hints of licorice and treacle.
taste: chewy roasted malt, sweet dark toffee, earthy grain, hints of cola and chocolate malt.
any and all hops are kept well below the surface. less cloying than the urbock 23°, but still a bit too sweet to be sessional.
NEB_WineNBeer (18) - USA - AUG 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice dopplebock. Very rich for a lager. Toffee is certainly present. It reminds me of a Heath bar a bit with the chocolate and toffee combination. Dry finish.
crossovert (6991) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
11.2 oz papered brown bottle.
It pours a beautiful reddish-brown with a foamy off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.
The smell has a nice fruitiness, caramel, and a hint of alcohol.
The flavor is right on, perfect for a doppelbock. It isn’t too sweet. It has delicate dark fruit notes, some nuttiness, caramel, and some cocoa. There is no hop balance, but there doesn’t need to be, this is a smooth, smooth beer.
The mouthfeel is spot on, the drinkability is high.
Just a great beer, I didn’t like Samichlaus on my first try, but this one I definitely dig and it gives me light for this brewery. It is silly that this beer isn’t rated higher.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-13-2010 05:13:39
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Full off white head. Rich, hearty malty flavor, caramel. Some roast. Smooth and perfect strength. Real good beer.
9er (74) - Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet aroma of cherries and fig appeal to this rich amber brew. The malty taste and presence of sweet bread, raisin, cereal, passion fruit essence are balanced with a bit of rum-like acohol in the balance of a sip. Fortunately I do not taste the bitter presence of said hops mentioned by others on this feed. There exists a slight hint of toffee and woody essence, but no more than necessary to round out the session.
kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great smooth and malty drink. There wasn’t too big of a hoppy finish. But it was okay. Not my ultimate favorite. I’d get it again though if I felt the need.
NeoHippie2 (937) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
popkow (285) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours that classic translucent brown color of a dunkel. The malt is a molasses, tobacco, and hints to some fruit maybe prune. The texture is thin and carbonation average with a moderate leavel of sweet, acidic, bitter taste that blend to make a great beer.
Jimthechap (1566) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany-russet colour with a white head that attempted valiantly to stay on top of the body of the beer. Significant allspice, carob, chocolate, caramel and date aromas. It is a full, dark and heady aroma that puts you in mind of pannatone, treacle tart or similar dessert cakes by a fire with a cigar to follow. The flavour is all of that with a lovely almost peppery note on a sweetish body. This beer is balanced, elegant and indulges the drinker with a fondness for dessert. In the lager world this has to be at the top end of its nobility. It struck me just where I like to be tickled and will willingly have more of this beer. Gorgeous.