mcdav2154 (436) - - OCT 19, 2009
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(on tap @ Vetter Brauhaus) This beer was as close to perfect as you could get to a great Barley Wine. Not really sure why this site has it as a doppelbock. Black reddish body with a thin layer of cream head. Laced well. Low carbonation with the taste of huge malts and sugars without being cloying. This is a freakin HUGE beer. Very enjoyable on a cold day. It kind of makes you want to drink it all throughout winter. I will re-rate this again when I revisit Heidelberg soon.
Vladivostok (200) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark and very strong. Huge aroma of chocolate and alcohol. First sample I had was quite clear, the second two days later was as opaque as industrial adhesive. Unfortunately this beer confirms my suspicions that the best way to achieve high ratings on this site is to brew something the strength of wood alcohol. This is OK as far as it goes and quite a decent digestif once in a while, but surely that’s not really what beer is about.
uckelman (147) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque, dark amber/caramel in color color. Aroma is pretty near to strawberry jam. Full body and extremely sweet, but manages not to be sticky or cloying. Excellent.
ruigo (644) - PORTUGAL - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I took three 33cl bottles home from the brewery. And when I opened the first one we were three people drink it. It is so thick that is almost caramel. And so dense and heavy that you don’t need a lunch. I have to go back to Heidelberg and have it again.
Senka (180) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft from brewery. One of the best beers I ever had. The explosion of extremely fine bubbles in your mouth... I have never experienced a doppelbock like this one before.
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, the body black. It smells roasty, a bit alcoholic, creamy, a bit tomato, brown sugar. The taste is brown sugary, roasty, spicy. Nice and interesting one! 11/11/10/11/-/11
tderoeck (3624) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/VIII/2012 - on tap @ Vetter Brauhaus - BB: n/a - (2012-805)
Note: 97? Are you f*ck*ng kidding me? Ridiculous. Well, I got it down to 96. :-p
Clear dark brown cola like beer, small aery beige to light brown head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, sugary, some caramel, dried fruits, and it took me a while to get it, but it’s mainly strawberry flavoured candy. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body, very syrupy, very sticky cloying sugary. Taste: lots of strawberry candy, heavy on the sugar, caramel, more sugar, little lemony. Aftertaste: little sour, strawberry candy, very sweet, caramel, mainly sugar. This is sickening sweet, and pretty bad.
TimE (2808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown color, rich raisiny nose with dark fruit, mollasses and dark chocolate. Very heavy, syrupy, but not cloying mouth. Full full bodied. Sweet and malty. Decent, but nothing too special for the style.
kjc51478 (373) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
200ml Draft at Vetters Brauhaus in Heidelberg. Appearance is deep, dark brown color with almost no head. Aroma is malty, fruity, grains, and caramel. Taste is heavy with flavors of brown sugar, roasted malts, caramel, and plum. High alcohol content is well masked although it has a nice, warm boozy quality. Palate is full-bodied, heavy, flat carbonation, thick texture, and a sweet finish. This ain’t a normal Doppelbock for sure - almost reminds me of a Quad. Great nonetheless.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1409 draught; nose is rotten fruit, some red apple. sweet, velvet alcohol, sweet hazel note, mediumbroad sweet malt, feel is broad, carb is mediumlow, taste is broad hazel, syrup, sweet alcohol, some mediumsour earth
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a small, fizzy tan head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie, caramel, and nutty malt, plum, figs, and dates with toffee notes. Flavor is malt dominant, heavy dark fruity esters, light alcohol, fruity bouquet and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.