Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (2014 vintage).
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (orange).
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Not much going on in this rendition, but it’s at least drinkable.
ccex (1082) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a clear dark amber/brown with small beige head and not much lacing. Aroma is not strong, but has oak, licorice, cardamom, and lots of bready malts. Taste is sweet at first with a bitter boozy finish. Body is medium to full with a slightly oily mouthfeel and average carbonation. I love doppelbocks, but this one is a bit strong and simple for me.
pilsnerrogge (2643) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep, clear amber with a mid sized head.
Sweet aroma of red berries, toffee, dark currants and a little bit of licorice.
Sweet and sticky mouth feel.
Malty flavour with hints of toffee, caramel, syrup and brown sugar leading to a boozy and bitter finish.
Pretty good, perhaps a little bit too strong.
Gbgbrouge (344) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, slightly hazy dark red copper with low off white head. Aroma is mild with notes of caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and butter. Taste is sweet with a big malt body and some bitterness in the finish.
rarbring (1855) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, toffee, cardamom and vanilla.
Appearance: A hazy brown colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, bread, chocolate, grass and vanilla.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Too young, a sweeter less hoppy variant would be better IMHO.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-01-04.
BeerdedDave (882) - - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color; chocolaty aroma with roasted malt and coffee notes; nice, smooth, chocolaty flavor with roasted malt and coffee notes; very smooth and easy drinking for a beer that weighs in at 9.8% abv
ttoadee (1010) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark bronze pour, small off white head. Nose is malt, leaning dark kilned. Sweet. Middle is molasses, toffee, caramelized malt. Finish is sweet bread with a hint of alcohol. Delicious.
alexsdad06 (7106) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle at home. Pours a hazy brown with reddish highlights and a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, toffee, dark fruits, plums, caramel, earthy hops, smooth, satisfying doppelbock.
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light caramel, toffee & prunes on the nose with moderate malt character. Appearance is a ruby brown with a small off white head with poor retention. Flavor is malty with mild chocolate notes. Prune and plum flavors are also noticeable. Bitterness is high for a dopplebock. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. Overall, it's ok. The bitterness is too high per style.
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marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bevmo Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a modest beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a sweet dark malt flavor with a bitter finish. Very malty.