kevinator (1340) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely a traditional example of the style but not for everyone. Heavy malted aroma with tinge of sweetness. Nice dark brown color with substantial head. Roasted malts stood out and almost appeared burnt. Very strong presence with little else other than some sweetness. Strong and interesting beer, just not one I would go to regularly.
miyauchi38 (707) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1202) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich, dark, amber pour with a short khaki head. Faint toffee nose. Mildly rich mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Toffee, fruity, and faint horehound.
spittle8 (126) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Sweet, sharp malt aroma. Dark beer but translucent. Moderate head. I’m not impressed with this beer and only rated it after trying it several times.
BlindGuardianco (32) - - APR 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers, not too heavy but complex, nice head and color, malty aftertaste but still has that spaten taste in think from the hops, will always buy again
J_man (785) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean malt liquor aroma. Crystal clear dark orange/amber with a very fine head. Creamy, smooth body with lots of roasted malt flavor. Slight wood flavor with sweet cream and a hint of vanilla. Light molasses and caramel sweetness. Earthy, leafy hop bitterness comes out from under the sweetness and the finish is a combination of both. Delicious doppelbock and definitely a classic. Happy German Beer Day 2015 everyone!
woodychevy (628) - - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Great choice for a rainy, cool spring evening. Pours an appealing but not imposing dark and somewhat opaque brown with a small tan head. Super roasty and malty which leaves overall impression as sweet. Nutty and earthy as well. Reminiscent of pumpernickel bread or dark caramel. Pretty smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Great example of the style. Alcohol level well hidden- easy drinker for almost 8%.
bartzluke (271) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 12 oz refrigerated pour into a shaker pint. Mild head. Fairly dark, mostly opaque. Malty and sweet nose. A little caramel. Mouthfeel is midway between thin and creamy. Pretty thick. Taste is good. Dark, malty, caramely, dark fruit. An aggressive beer. A bit of an alcohol bite on the end.
Vestlake (217) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. This beer is very sweet. Aroma and taste are caramel and sweetness. Very nice.
NotMolly (3) - Sandpoint, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Almost completely not-bitter, and super-smooth. But it honestly doesn't taste like much. Like Guinness Stout, really, with a tiny bit more carbonation and about triple the flavor. (Guinness Stout tastes almost like water to me.)
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gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Clear reddish brown color. Small creamy beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma is reminiscent of molasses and fresh baked bread. Upfront is a sweet roasted malt flavor with notes of toffee and vanilla. Mid taste develops more complex notes of dark fruit, brandy and herbal hops. Finish is chewy, malty and more herbal notes. This is a wonderful example of a classic Bavarian Doppelbock. Right up there with Paulaner Salvator and Ayinger Celebrator.