dnstone (1984) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear-amber, approaching brown color with a hint of white head. Aroma is sweet raisin with lighter toasted malt notes. Flavor is same as the taste and quite sweet with some cherry tones.
wildbeercat (118) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cool.
Aroma: Hazelnut, cocoa, basically this smells like Ferrero Rochers smell. Awesome stuff!
Appearance: Translucent red/orange. Even with an aggressive pour, no real head.
Taste: Hazelnut, coffee, dark, dark chocolate. Some fruit. A mild soy sauce-y flavor. Bittersweet.
Palate: Rich. Medium body; nice presence, but not oppressive. Flavors linger a little bit.
Overall: A lot better than what I was expecting! Really nice aroma and flavors going on here; not your typical caramel-y / malty doppelbock. The 8% abv creeps up on you! Really enjoyed this one.
EdInSaltLake (217) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, light caramel, and toasted malt aroma and flavor. Lingering sweetness and mild bitterness.
csaso (934) - Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - very small foamy head, dark amber color, pretty sweet and nutty malt aroma and flavor, mild hops, pretty tasty
Ron (1985) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2nd bottle at the Circle D. Pours a clear amber with minimal head that quickly dissipates. Prominent roasted malt and mild caramel notes. A little boozy. Moderate carbonation, medium bodied. Mildly sweet up front with mild bitterness in the finish. Pretty good dopplebock.
jb (1809) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At circle d in bottle. Clear dark red brown. Nose is subdued. Dark sugar dominated by brown sugar. Palate is better. Rich and layered. Mmmm.
vipinvelp (1156) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with small light brown foam head. Aroma is caramel with some coffee notes, banana. Taste is velvet bittersweet, caramel, soft fruit. Long lasting light sweet aftertaste. (Houston 201303)
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Caytinator (576) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark copper color, clear, small head. Telltale doppelbock aroma, astringent, rich, complex. Still doesn’t beat my "Paulaner Salvator", primarily because it’s a little too bitter, and it’s not warm enough despite the high alcohol content. Alcoholic, toffee, malty, slightly sweet. Beginning taste is very good, but the aftertaste isn’t awesome. Decent, though...I’m partial to this style.
Blairgus (1749) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
18 mar 2013, bottle. Light orange, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is copper malt, wet bread, alcohol. Thin/med bodies and moderately fizzy. Bready and sugary maple syrup, some toast and dry malt powder.
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RobertDale (1882) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Dallas! Pours a darker reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast, and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, grain, dark fruits, and a bit of chocolate. Nice Dopplebock!
Fratto (2326) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Cavie. Murky brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is a little chocolate, baker's cocoa, and toast.