williamherbert (1164) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a tapered pilsner glass: Sugary aroma: toffee, candi sugars, cola. Heavy molasses. Mildly nutty as well. I’m surprised how much I enjoy this aroma.
Color of diluted Coca-Cola, reddish brown, with a big, creamy head. The head lasts a while too.
Flavor is insanely sweet: toffee, molasses, caramel, candi sugars. The nutty finish is akin to a hazelnut. Not a hop to really be found, but that’s about right for this style. Slightly toasted.
Feels bubbly and carbonated at first, before smoothing out a little. Still, has a rough texture; creamy but NOT smooth. Appropriate. Even in a green bottle in the dead of autumn, this is a really nice choice.
pdx76 (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Prost Oktoberfest / pours pitch black with medium head. Nose of roasted malt and brown sugar. Taste is of sweet malt, caramel balanced with smoke. Sweet brown sugar finish.
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slayden70 (3) - Lake Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my all-time favorites. Has a rich, caramel flavor, and ends with a coffee finish.
toml219 (198) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving type: bottle
Appearance- Brown Red with a large golden tan head.
Aroma- A sweet fruit smell with malt
T/P- Very sweet taste of caramel with fruit. Has a little alcohol taste to it but it just adds to the warming effect so it is good.
Overall- Not bad goes down very smooth. Would be very easy to drink a number of these.
warhawk91 (143) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. draft. Slightly hazy dark brown, lots of carbonation thin wispy head. Smell is dark roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel. Taste is very smooth yet malty. Roasted nut notes and caramel and sugar come through. Very enjoyable beer for the fall.
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spatenfan (8) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m a big dopple bock fan and Spaten Optimator is a prime example of a fantastic dopple bock. Highly recommend!
Elwood (2906) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a ruddy brown with a small tan head. The nose has a good bit of dried fruit, a little tobacco, and caramel. Malt forward as you might expect with a slight metallic note, spiced fruitcake, and a light bitterness. Alcohol dries things out on the back end despite being a little on the sweet side. Decent.
RKurtzweil (1) - - SEP 21, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding BEER!..got pretty tore up after a six pack.. Id defiantly get it again..Spatten beer you cant go wrong.
AbbeyRoade (188) - Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ideal doppelbock. Velvety, greasy mouthfeel and deep malty flavors that linger so sweetly..caramel notes. Just unbelievably smooth and refreshing with some toffee as well. So easy to drink.
callmemickey (1856) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-red body, thin light tan head, spotty lacing. Raisns, prunes, figs, other dark fruits, and light caramel throughout. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering semi-sweet finish.