RichardW (1370) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle beersofeurope. Vineous and chocolatey, big alcohol warmth. Its rich but not too heavy, cinammon and Christmas cake flavours, with an effervescent palate and bittersweet finish. Deep ruby colour, head disappears very quickly. Excellent.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby-hued bronze body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is raisins, caramel and deep malt tones with hints of grains. Taste is raisins, nuts, bread, rye, hints of caramel and licorice. Full body, yet crisp somehow. Easily drinkable despite the high ABV. A nice doppelbock, all in all.
Palme (2989) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle. This is a clear deep dark ruby brown one with a nice medium sized dark beige top. The aroma has a good almost burned caramel sweetness, lots of hazelnut, some traces of alcohol and tones of dark fruits. Smells really classic, and just how I like my dobbelbocks. The mouthfeel on this is soft oily and the carbonation level is about average. Lovely dark malty sweetness in the flavor. Tons of bitter nuts. It has a yeasty thing also, even if I’m pretty sure it’s heavy filtered. The burned caramel suits this really nice, and it reminds me of Easter. Something slightly salty has been blended in between all the sweet dark caramel. Did not expect it to be as tasty as this when I saw the bottle. Actually, the Easter vacation starts today! By far the best I’ve had from Tucher. 22.03.2013
Douberd (1690) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, poured into a snifter. ABV 7.5%
Nice deep mahogany brown colour on the body, dark but still somewhat transparent, at least when hold against the light. Two fingers of thick beige head, with low retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
The aroma is really great. I am just sitting here sniffing it over and over again, fantastic chocolate smell, with vanilla notes, just a tiny bit of the alcohol as well.
Delicious taste, lotsmilky chocolate mostly, lightly roasted malts on the background. In spite of all that chocolate, is only mildly sweet. Alcohol only a tiny bit notable on the very last moments on the aftertaste.
Medium thick body, light carbonation. Dry palate and a bit sticky at the same time.
The first pleasant surprise among my recent haul, bought recently in Germany, and one to keep in mind for the next time I visit.
kapusil (514) - HUNGARY - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark reddish body, light brown head. Aroma of caramel and dark fruits with a hint of roastyness. Roasty taste with caramel and dark fruits. Oily mouthfeel. Really sweet doppelbock. I like it.
Turboninja (78) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong but not tangy aroma is flavored with licorice and prune, two basic flavors of this beer. Appearance dark brown with light head. Malty, organic and strong taste with wide taste spectrum. Very noticeable flavors of prune and licorice. Thick, clear palate. Overall very good doppelbock with strong attitude.
ThirstyBird (1176) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with reddish highlights and a tan head. Smell is dark fruit, caramel, molasses. Taste is prunes, molasses, toffee a touch of licorice ending tangy and a touch dry. Medium body and nice carbonation. This a=is a pretty nice dopplebock.
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
02-APR-2013, bottle @hotel room in Berlin, from Getranke Hoffmann.
Clear mahogany with tan head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and bready malt. Taste is sweet caramel, bread, fruit. Almost a barley wine. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet malty finish. Fantastc doppelbock.
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 L bottle, ordered from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk. Crystal clear dark brownish red body. Low dense tanned head. Rich aroma, featuring dark tinned fruits and rounded sweet bready malts. Big malt body. Gently sweet, rounded bready and nutty. Dark fruits and mild bitterness down below. Full body. Soft and creamy in the mouth. Lingering malty-sweet ending. Top notch Doppelbock.
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear dark brown with a creamy thick off-white head. Aroma is malty heaven, dark fruits and roasted caramel, also some nice spicy elements. Taste is sweet malty,thick and oily, with some good roasted caramel and even liquorice at the long lasting finish. Me like a lot.