mpersinger (311) - , California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz green bottle pours vibrant ruby with quickly diminishing mixed-bubble beige head. Prominent Pils malt toasty-rich aroma in this medium-lean bodied, smooth lager. The Pils sweetness dominates the flavor. Also, there’s rich dark malt and cola notes, with a mid-palate noble hop bump followed by a balancing alcohol warmth that goes a bit towards fusel.
AndySnow (1199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Flavour is caramel, dried fruit, malt, some hops.
beertholomeus (70) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with thick off white head caramel toffee and malt aromas. Malt, caramel, toffee and yeast flavors. Malty finish.
SODAK14 (243) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, malty and a little roasty...really good doppelbock! As another reviewer called it "very drinkable"!
Brouwerij (407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with tan head, settles quickly with thin sheets of lacing. Aroma is malty, nutty, toffee, and plum, smells sweet. Flavor is malty, mildly roasted, nutty malt, caramel/toffee, with a fruity finish and a malty aftertaste that lingers. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. An enjoyable, drinkable, malty beer.
monk191 (366) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A quite tasty and unique brew. Pours a beautiful thick dark red with very little head. Smells of cherries and cream. Taste is a little different, a good amount of licorice. Heavier then it looks. Kind of like Negro Modelo if it was a porter.
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Linnet (743) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: jam, dark fruits, butterscotch, toffee, earthy hops, bread, light notes of coffee and roastiness, faint, faint notes of ash,
Ap: ruby colour, medium tan head, no lacing.
F: jam, honey, bread, grain, earthy hops, alcohol, light notes of coffee and roastiness, some herbs in the finish, light bitterness, true to the style.
P: medium, slightly sticky body, soft carbonation.
Claves77 (76) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
significant roast chocolate smell. Dark color with clean filtration. Thin head. Hearty taste, strong. Smoke with long lasting palate. Was looking for a cheaper Celebrator, but it falls short.
Augdraught1981 (48) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour with medium off white head. I didn’t pick up too much aroma other than a slight malt. Very smooth with excellent drinkability. This is my second dopplebock and im a big fan of this style already. I can taste an almost sour malty taste that’s perfectly balanced, rich & smooth. These dopplebocks go down like session beers with no indication of how high the ABV actually is.
MikeJslc (468) - Utah, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper, clear, tan head. Aroma of dark bread crusts, a little toffee, some dark fruit. Flavor is similar with lots of rich, toasty Munich malt, dark fruit, nuts, bready notes, warming alcohol. Easy drinking for a doppelbock. Well made.
ClubGonzo (2692) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown body with a ruby taint and a medium off-white bubbly head. Now THAT’s how a doppelbock should look! :-) Aroma is home-made hard caramel ("knekk" in Norwegian), faint nutty tones, caramel malts and hints of red berries far in the back. Taste is burnt sugar, caramel, hints of nuts and bread crumbs. Semi-full body, medium carbonation. OK, but all in all not that awesome considering doppelbock is one of my favorite genres. Maybe I’m just getting picky. ;-)