Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from the bottle as my weather-watchin’ beer this evening, and damn was this creamy! I’ve been sitting on it for a while, probably an ’09 or ’10 vintage, and never bothered to get into the six pack until now for some strange reason. Malty forward sweetness with some hints of dark fruit and molasses, very creamy... like the mouthfeel stands out more than anything else. Very tame with just a minor alcohol booziness on the back end, but unfortunately a bit past it’s prime. A bit of the... what is that... cardboard through the middle from over-aging. Aha! Found the bottle date: 09/23/10. Happy to have and drink, will definitely have to pick up a fresh batch to compare down the road.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks kerenmk. Pours red to brown clear with a beige head, aroma of caramel, malt, liqorice, nuts and roasted tones, flavor of caramel, jam alcohol and some nuts, medium bodied
jrodooo5 (683) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as good as I remembered from years past. Kind of Carmely sweet. Very nice pour. Pretty sweet aroma. It’s pretty smooth w/ some hop bitterness on the finish. Decent.
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red pour. No head but looks to have some lively carbonation. Huge malt aroma. Big full mouth. Taste is full of sugar, yeast and bread. A big loaf of sourdough comes to mind for some reason. There is a citrusy brightness to the finish. Super smooth for 8.2%. Pretty tasty for the style.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really dig this beer. It’s rich and sweet without being cloying or overly heavy. The alcohol is present just enough to compliment the malt. Very happy with this one
Bamaboy1975 (194) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is dark plum to amber in color with an inch of beige head. Audible fizzing. The aroma brings lager yeast, dark fruit, plums, toffee, caramels. Sweetness that was present in the aroma carries into the flavor. Lingering sweet toffee chews, candy. Hints of brown bread. Malty throughout. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. With Ayinger Celebrator sitting around on shelves at most decent beer stores, it's hard to choose another doppelbock. Still, this is worth a visit.
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queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma smells for all the world like my old fashioned cooked down strawberry jam made with a little vanilla and spice. Clear deep chestnut with a moderate tan head. Toasty bready malt, sweet dark fruit flavor, lingering toasty bitterness. Medium body, very soft (but not flat) carbonation.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is dark plum to amber in color with an inch of beige head. Audible fizzing. The aroma brings lager yeast, dark fruit, plums, toffee, caramels. Sweetness that was present in the aroma carries into the flavor. Lingering sweet toffee chews, candy. Hints of brown bread. Malty throughout. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. With Ayinger Celebrator sitting around on shelves at most decent beer stores, it’s hard to choose another doppelbock. Still, this is worth a visit.
thechandler (575) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber caramel with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Lots of rich malt. Flavor is much more powerful than I expected. Good malt flavor but a bit too much alcohol flavor to be really good.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a short tan head.
Scent of prune...breads...
Flavour is a sweet black cherry, raisin....dark bread.
Almost chewy....deep and full.