DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The 1st thing I will mention is that I’m not a doppelbock fan, they just tend to be too sweet for my liking, but I respect what should be good by the style. This to me is alright. Firstly, the aroma is full of everything from raisins, alcohol, sugary candy, roast, tobacco, and a licorice. In appearance it is a dark coppery color, not much head (typical). It’s flavors are pretty much a mirror of the aromas. It’s again sweeter than I’m comfortable with, but for the style it’s somewhat balanced. It’s astringent, sweet, and full flavored. Not things I’m into as a group collective. Not for me, but if you like doppelbocks, it’s perfectly acceptable.
ejh8 (112) - - JUN 27, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy, little more orange than pale yellow. Strong taste with a high ABV. I didn’t find the 9.6% to be as overwhelming as other higher ABV beers, but this isn’t that good and I took my time at it. It was a good beer to sample, but not make a staple.
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SinH4 (2327) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden-orange color with small head that goes down quickly. Aroma is pale malts, straw, corn, honey, marzipan. Taste is straw and corn, honey, honeycomb, sweet, heavy and boozy finish. High, nearly fizzy carbonation - the force-carbonating does not really help this beer. Some aspects of this beer go into a Malt Liquor, but the depth for a non-yeasty pale Bock of this immense strength is quite applaudable. The booziness is also not haunting, it fits. A beer one should have tried at some point (why did I wait so long?), but I am not the biggest fan of ultra-strong pale beers.
koleminer20 (2115) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. I got this bottle from Horst when he traveled back home to Austria. Thanks! The pour is a darker golden orange with a thin run of khaki colored head and a few good spots of lace. The aroma is very fruity and floral. It’s surprising. The malts are there, but it just doesn’t do anything that I would expect from a dopplebock. It’s too bright and not malty and dark enough. It should be something. The flavor is really something that you can’t expect. It’s got a hot bitterness from the hop right up front, but then it’s got the malts and decent flavors of a run of the mill dopplebock. The finish is very resin-based and bitter. The malts try, but it’s too much to cut through. It’s got a little booze, and a definite sweetness toward the back end before the bitterness rolls in. The mouth feel is pretty decent. There is a nice medium body and a decent carbonation that really help out here. The aftertaste is all bitter resin and a little bit of sweet malt. It’s really interesting, and nothing like you’d expect.
ebone1988 (1183) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is quite fruity, oranges, caramel, malt, sweet in a way I didn?t expect, spice, decent. Appearance is copper, off white head, clear. Taste is bitter malts, caramel, toffee, hot, booze, weird and not anything of what I expected. Mouthfeel is medium body, light but effervescent carbonation, a crazy bitter malt aftertaste that coats the whole mouth. Overall, this one is pretty damn weird, but drinkable.
nybol (1273) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kan ikke tilføje noget særligt i forhold de tidligere anmeldelser, da jeg er enig med dem. En god øl at slutte aften af med!
ALIBALI (356) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schwer, voller Süße. Läßt an Marzipan denken. Belgisch!? Weizenbock!? Weinlastig!? Wahrscheinlich von jedem ein bisschen, wobei es irgendwie nicht wirklich komplex ist, sondern die Süße leider zu dominant. Autoverköstigung mit Enti & Micha nach der Muli Show in Berlin. Flasche (0,33l/ca.2-3 Euro) von Karstadt in Bremen.
Evilman (53) - Taverny, FRANCE - MAY 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot to love here, as a Samischlaus lover, i hadn’t tried this one, and wasn’t aware it was from the same brewery. If you ever tried Samischlaus, well, there’s a lot of similarity of course (It works the same on the other way). Strong caramel aroma for a quite heavy taste overall, everything I like, and i’ve been very pleased. Best served with some dry sausage to come along of course. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - APR 30, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet alcohol smell with slight hop
Strong alcohol taste and sweet
Cannot find taste well due to too strong alcohol smell.
Taboada (743) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mml bottle tasted on the 26/04/2016 as part of the European Local Swap 1/2016. Amber color with almost not head at all and lot of sugar on the glass. Aroma is alcohol, caramel and honey. Taste is rich in honey and strong. Full bodied an low carbonation. Aftertaste is intense alcohol and medium sweet and dry. Next one please!
Beggard (60) - - APR 14, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,33 Bottle. Aroma alcoholic, whiskey, malt and honey, intensive. Golden/amber color very clear, almost no head. Mild carbonation, sweet, honey, alcoholic taste. Sweet aftertaste, some of bitterness present, lasts long but not sensational. I wouldn’t order another.