harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes on 07/07/10
$2 for 33cl @ Huck’s in Spokane, WA.
Poured from bottle to snifter.
A: Pours dark cherry brown with excellent clarity. No head, appears flat.
S: Smells like a symphony bar! Toffee, cocoa, toast. Very pleasant.
T: Surprisingly bitter given the nose. Rye toast, cocoa, toffee still there, just not as evident as before. Slight earthen flavor.
M: Low carb flows well over tongue and after sweetness feel, but dries quickly and dries with the bitterness.
D: A bit thin for the style IMO, prefere a bit more body. Otherwise, strong offering from a classic brewery.
Serving type: bottle
maekchu (2085) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from AEON Mall Kumiyama. Good toasty malt nose, with light prunes and burnt sugar. Clear brown color with ruby highlights. Light roast malt initial, solid caramel base / alc. warms the palate / finish is fruity, sweet, and smooth. Medium body. A very tasty doppelbock. Not cloying, as some of them tend to be.
ScottWallace82 (64) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into glass. Pours a clear dark brown with a light tan head. Malty, sweet aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Tastes of dark malt and over ripe fruit with a clean finish. An excellent doppelbock, as long as the ones you grab aren’t light-struck.
Funkatrocious (97) - - DEC 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from bottle. Deep amber in color with moderate tan head. Very malty with a rich clean sweetness. Not my style but good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nilsas (1337) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Duft av vørter og krydder. Tynt lag skum. Mør brun nesten sort farge. Smak av vørter.
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at the local state store
Clear dark ruby/brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel and rich chocolate
Smooth and easy drinking
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with light tan head. Aroma caramel malt and some fruit. Medium body. Sweet malt flavor up front, then some cherry-like fruit develops, then the finish is just a little dry. Pretty complex and very well balanced and drinkable. Excellent.
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better doppelbocks I’ve had. Deep brown color, thick head, with a rich toffee and cocoa aroma. Sweet and slick on the tongue.
petewhitley (334) - JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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Emeister84 (936) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of toasty caramel malts, a little fruity, and faintly dusty Dark clear mahogany-ruby with a mostly fading off-white head. Dry, with caramel and toast in the forefront, some earthy hops to balance. Light-medium bodied, somewhat creamy, and finishes with notes of vanilla and caramel.