Darkmagus82 (1024) - - 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 (6080) - 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.
unyora (1) - - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
, bubblegum, bubblegum, basement aromas, cheese, grass, toast
HIGHB4LL (489) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: two fingers light brown head that does not stick around too long, deep brown, clear, slight lacing. Aroma: roasted malt, molasses, floral, a bit nutty. Palate: full body, average carbonation, dry finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet caramel into nice hoppy bitterness on the end. Overall, balance is nice, taste is short and everything is pretty straight forward. Like the simplicity of this beer.
RevBFG (55) - - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Trader Joe's. Clear, reddish brown pour with thick white head that disappears quickly. Almost no bubbles. Smells of bread and caramel. Taste is sweet, but with a dry finish.
wisdomsolo (440) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a decent caramelly sweet aroma. That sweetness translates through to the flavor as well. Along with some maltiness.
beerbaaron (1222) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Will always remind me of when I ducked into a nice German restaurant here in Milwaukee to escape rush hour traffic after my visit to the VA down the street. My first time enjoying Optimator (several) including eating an old can of sardines and then downing the juice on a dare for about $30 and then bought everyone a round... fun times. Anyway, the beer is a beautiful ruby brown with a great frothy beige head. Super enjoyable. Super drinkable. Full of brown sugar, dark fruit, bread, caramel, and a really nice smokey roastiness. Approaching full bodied. A whisper of alcohol. Overlooked. Yes ill have another..
wheresyourball (510) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap as a part of a flight. Pours clear brown-red with a small white head. Nose is caramel, fruit. Flavor is caramel, bread, hops; sweet vanilla. Good balance with creamy mouthfeel.
Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice malty doppelbock that is the 3rd one listed in the BJCP styles guidelines. Nice dark coloring with ruby highlights and very good tan head. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty with some toast. Taste is malty, toasty, and has dark plum overtones. This is a full bodied beer. Overall very enjoyable.
perezs25 (39) - - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1.5" off-white foamy head, low lace. Dark brown to black liquid. Malty aroma is toast grainy with hops in background. Well balanced taste of rich malty and bitter. Smooth body texture and very clean finish. Very drinkable and a pleasure to drink while grilling my favorite brats!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone