Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a nice deep copper color, with a moderate off-white head. The nose shows deep malt notes; caramel, toasted grain, and just a slight tinge of alcohol come through. The absolute best of what the style can be. The palate is unyieldingly malty, showing a level of depth that, perhaps, eclipses even such stylistic pantheons as Ayinger Celebrator. Bread, caramel, biscuits, toffee, and a depth-adding alcohol. Carbonation and mouthfeel are dead on. The finish leaves a lingering note of rich malt. Overall, easily one of the best doppelbocks I’ve been fortunate enough to try. Ethereal.
arnold931 (729) - Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with very little head. Nose and taste is caramel toffee and a little chocolate. A little bitterness in the aftertaste. Good.
AndySnow (4411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, dried fruit.
Body: Medium to full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, bread, raising, dried fruit, some alcohol.
circinus (241) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 65 cl from Systembolaget. Clear light mahogany with a white head. Caramel, red berries, red apples, some fruity sweetness, slight red wine/tartness. Lots of fudge, nice bitterness, some sweetness. Medium/full body, generous carbonation, bitter finish with fruity notes. Very interesting and nice flavours and aromas, but a bit too heavy body for me personally.
RickFifty (576) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany brown color, beige head. Caramel nose, fruity, light roasted malt, alcohol note. Sweet taste, prunes, caramel, malty, bread, hint of wood. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
ramboraffe (836) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from systembolaget. Dark copper with white head. Smell is sweet honey and syrup. Taste is sweet honey, syrup and dried fruit balanced with gentle hay and earthy bitterness and a warming alcohol finishing. Semi sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.
hackobock (1941) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 25, 2015. Bottle at home, best before october 9, 2015.
Ruby red with a small dense off-white head. Aroma is malty with hard bread, caramel, nuts, dark fruits and herbs. Taste is sweet malty with toffee, hard bread and caramel with a light roasted bitterness up front. Finish is sweet with an roasted, earthy, herbal and quite dry bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture, small bubble carbonation.
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Clear dark amber with a medium head. Sweet with malt, caramel, syryp and some light notes of dried fruit. Warming alcohol in the finish. Not bad but I prefer a Doppelbock with more malt.
dlovell2 (1004) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with an amber tint and an off white head. Aroma is toasted malt, grain, and fruity sweetness. Flavor is sweet toasted malt and grain with dark dried fruits and some bready yeastiness. Finish has some alcohol warmth and some hopiness. Really nice dopplebock
TheHopster (866) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Aroma of candy, floral and malt. Mahogany complexion with thick tan head and glass lacing. The flavor is complex and rich. Malty with sweetness without cloying. ABV well concealed. Very well crafted for the style.
jookos (3078) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber, reddish, clear. Malty, sweet malty, light syrupy nose with nice neutral subtle, light citrussy, green hops. Full bodied, soft smooth, light oily, mouth filling texture. Malty sweets, super clean, easy. Just on the brink of being cloying, hides the abv quite well. Feels like malt candy. Just sweet enough, but with a really clean malt flavour.