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.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep rusty brown, thick lightly tanned head (with great lacing). Rich nose of fig, raisin, and caramel bread, with underlying vinous-like cherry waves. Malty up front with more fig, raisin, cherry bread and soft booze notes. Ends with a light German hop bitterness to keep the malt in check. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty finish. Glad I found this one out of the blue. A very nice doppel....
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark almost black color, thick brown color’t head,..fully dunkel doppelbock,... with: caramel, coffee, resin, licorice,, a very plesant one.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite dopplebock, but pretty good. Very rich flavor. Quite smooth for the ABV. I would recommend it.