Suttree (5482) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown, thin tan head. Fruity (plum and raisin) aroma, with a dark bread note. Maybe a hint of rum, too. Flavor is pumpernickle bread and a hint of raisin, with some rye, too. A bit of alcohol heat in the finish.
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2006 Drank with stegosaurus. Poured a dark brown with decent head at first but dissapated quickly(retention was still good) Fruity aroma possibly some banana. Carmel malt flavor but taste fell a little thin for my likings but still a good brew.
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep chocolate brown, with ruby highlights.
Thick tan colored head faded quickly. Aromas are of roasted Carafa malts, toffee, and yeasty bread. Flavors are of brown sugar, sweet caramel malts, slight bready flavors. Rich mouthfeel, decent body. Finished slightly sweet & roasty.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a fairly dark brown. It has a thin but pleasing head. This has a lot in common with many of the other dopplebocks I have had. It’s got caramel and malt in the nose and taste. It has a solid roasty prescence. It is suprisingly drinkable for a dopplebock, but seems to lack some of the complexity that this style usually offers. This would be a great pub beer for sure. Weihenstephaner seems to be more concerned with drinkability and smoothness with their other beers, and this one seems to have the same focus. The alcohol is hidden very well and the flavors in the brew make sure to not overpower your palate. A solid effort.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toronado. Malt, malt and more malt. Pours very dark with an off white head. Atromas of malts, caramel and raisins. The flavors are pure malt with a hint of caramel. This is probably the best malty beer I have ever tasted. One could say is somewhat one-dimensional in that way but nonetheless there are nuances. The sweetness comes out later, initially there is more of a roasted flavor to it. Very thick and satisfying mouthfeel.Very enjoyable beer.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(07.03.06) One pint, 0.9 oz brown bottle purchased from Bierkraft, Brooklyn, NYC. 7.4% ABV. Lot 5484. Poured clear brown with small off-white head. Malty caramel aroma. Full-bodied dunkles that starts with moderate malt sweetness and dried fruit (prune)/ caramel/toasted malt flavors. Finished with light malt fade. No discernable hop presence. Rich, smooth, and flavorful, this is an excellent malty beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a majestic roasted malt, with bitter, woody notes, clear garnet, pours a small tan head. Flavour is of big, bold almonds, brazil nuts, deep roasted malts and some lovely caramel. Full bodied, perfectly balanced, alcohol isn’t noticed. Fantastic, a titan of a beer!! Thank You mds!
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich mahogany-brown body with a medium off-white head. Great rich aroma of caramel, smooth chocolate, rye bread, cookies, and butterscotch. Killer flavour with a superb palate. Cookies, chocolate, caramel, warm alcohol - very well blaanced and not over the top in any way.
anothstine (2) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, dark brown pour, wonderful sweet aroma. Very smooth to drink, although slightly sweeter than I typically prefer.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby tinges, and a modest light-tan head that slowly fades with great lacing. Aroma is robust and sweet, mainly of dark cherry, with some fig, malt, cookie dough, rum, molasses, and a hint of licorice. Flavor is also quite sweet, with candied cherry, cookie dough, sweet malt, some vinous character, and miscellaneous other stuff. Finishes just slightly bitter. Smooth, creamy, and non-cloying mouthfeel, although certainly sweet enough to be a dessert beer. Quite good.