bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottling. Drank 2012-11-08. Deep reddish amber, unclear, fleeting head, no lace. Aroma is fairly big sweet malt, bread, yeast, fruit, and peppery spice. Flavor continues these with a fairly bitter and boozy build. It’s a bit syrupy on palate but dries well enough. Really a pleasant beer for how big it is and an amazing American version of a doppelbock. Seems true to form though perhaps a bit more bitter a finish than normal...but I like that.
Ktwse (2212) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep amber with low off-white head. Aroma of malts, hazel nut, toffee, butterscotch and burnt sugar. Taste is sweet, roasty caramel, hazel nuts and light booze with a burnt butter finish. Body is fairly rich and smooth with soft carbonation.
Nisse666 (4486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from web SB cons 2014-12-13, Lucia - Göteborg
AR: bready, caramel, malt bread, butter fudge when poured
AP: ruby, wee thin reddish white foam
F: rich carbonation, butter fudge, caramel bar, warming feeling, smooth body, medium bitterness -, plums in syrup, finishes buttery caramel
chribban (204) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, dark mahognycolored beer with a two finger high, beige head. Lacing stays on the glass when the head dissolves.
Nose: Plum, apples, raisin, brown sugar, caramel malt and nuts.
Taste: Sweet caramel malt, a LOT of malt! Raisin, toffee, nuts and bread.
Body: Medium to full body with small carbonation. Ligth bitter together with a high malty sweetness.
9.8% ABV made me think of a alcohol-bomb but it’s well hidden in the sweet malt. To my suprise it’s not at all boozy!
Great doppelbock! Not as great as some "original" German versions but still very pleasant!
GreatDane1632 (565) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated based on notes taken 24 Feb 2012 -- I really thought this was so-so for a Doppel. Disappointed.
olsvammel (3548) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Malty smell with roasted sugar and caramel. Similar taste. Sweet and malty with toasted sugar.
ansalon (1591) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a low off-white head. Aromas of caramel, rye bread, dried fruit, raisins, slight honey. Taste is caramel, rye bread, dried fruit, butterscotch, raisins, slight honey. Mouthfeel is quite rich and smooth with medium carbonation.
joeneugs (3474) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber from BevMo. It pours a very dark, hazy amber color with a short lived off white head. The aroma has fruity malt notes of plum, pear, apple, some caramel and bread with slight hints of molasses. The flavor is powerful with caramel, rich fruity malts, hints of burnt toast and cocoa with some syrup and molasses in the finish. There’s some discernible bitterness in there as well, but doesn’t add much character other than to balance out the big sweet maltiness. Overall, it’s sweet, caramelly, toasted and bitter in the finish. Not very German in character and hard to drink more than a few ounces.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at oasis. From notes. Loads of caramel and toffee with hints of Roasty malt. Cool.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is faint, but caramel seems to be the dominate fragrance. A clear mahogany pour with a rapidly dissapating white head and no lacing. The taste, as expected, is very malty, some sweetness, and a touch of alcohol burn with a dryish finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, ok, but there are better examples of Dobblebock out there.
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany color with a foamy off white head. Notes of tootsie roll, caramel, earthy cops, sugar cereal, and must. Medium weight mouthfeel with well hidden alcohol.