TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost brown color with tan head. Roasted malt, caramel malt, and some dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes roasty.
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body has a deep brownish mahogany color with a dark reddish amber hue and good clarity. On top there is an average size (about 1 finger thick) light tan head. It is slow fading and leaves behind good lacing on the glass. The aroma has a sweet almost fruity nose with some dark grin notes and a slight hint of a mild sweet alcohol. The flavor has a big sweet malty character and full body with notes of caramel roasted grain and toffee. Hop bitterness is very light and really only comes out a little bit in the finish. There is also the slight presence of a mellow alcohol that adds a little more complexity to the overall character. The palate has a slick full mouth feel with soft carbonation.
HarryPlopper (18) - - JUN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark Brown color. Very little head, no lacing. Mild scented aroma. Sweet taste with chocolate notes. Very smooth mouthfeel with no bitterness.
Sarlacc83 (702) - Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A: Rich mahogany with a red outline when held to the light. Thin white head. N: Clove, caramel, toffee, biscuit, prune, raisin. Moderate earth overtones.T: Tastefully sweet, not cloying. Bitterness rounding the beer off.M: Medium body, slightly sticky. O: Meal for Lent. I think I could survive on it if I had to. Would take Celebrator or Andechser, but I wouldn?t push this one out of the cellar.
maltman53 (301) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color, with a tree-bark aroma. Great tan, two-inch persistent head. Strong malty, rich caramel, toffee, raspberry chocolate palate, with dark fruits, raisin and cooked plum. Overall, quite a heavy, complex beer that hits the style for those into the style.
BeerSkull (1264) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). The scent is sour, fruity and slightly metallic with aroma of malt and grassy hops. The taste is the same, fruity and tangy with notes of sweet malt and alcohol. I do not like Doppelbock’s, but this beer is actually OK!
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, wispy and brief but present head. Nose is sweet, loaded with molasses, dark malts, and maybe some licorice. You can smell the alcohol, which isn’t good for a beer under 8%. The taste is pretty darn sweet, notice the licorice flavor that I saw before and some alcohol astringency. Very bitter on the back of the palate, there’s something lacking the balance of the beer. If the beer tasted more like the sweet, somewhat roasty front end and less like the needlessly bitter back, it would be a very good beer.
Rated in 2010.
vulcanmeister (193) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 355ml greeen glass bottle pours a root beer colored liquid with a very small white head which quickly recedes. Aroma of malt and butterscotch. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, with a bit of caramel, dark fruit, and just the right alcohol warmth and a drawn out finish of caramel and light bitterness. Really enjoyed this one. Would drink again for sure.
Darkmagus82 (890) - - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From BA review rated on 2-11-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a brown with a big billowy off white head. The head fades to a thin film, with some nice lacing on the glass.
Smell – Bready and sweet, with a heavy roasted malt aroma mixed with quite a bit of caramel.
Taste – Bready with a roasted malt flavor initially. This is soon met with some sweet brown sugar and caramel flavors in the middle of the taste. The sweetness intensifies at the taste experience advances with it leaving a very pleasant sugar flavor on the tongue as the last drops of the beer work their way down your throat. A nice dopplebock flavor.
Mouthfeel –The body is creamy and the carbonation is quite right. The body of the beer coats the mouth without too much stickiness; making it very drinkable. The carbonation only enhances the drinkability; it complements the thicker-smooth body with a lighter carbonation which tingles the tongue in just the right way.
Overall – Very drinkable and enjoyable. A classic dopplebock in my opinion.
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with dense, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, red fruit, prunes, brown sugar, dark rye bread, liquorice and a touch of chocolate. Malty, fruity taste with red fruit, caramel, dried apricots, prunes, brown sugar, dark rye bread and a touch of coffee in the finish. Gentle bitterness. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and well balanced doppelbock. Nice one.