pivo (2622) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There are a lot of bad beers in German, despite the country’s reputation for being master brewers. In fact, some my lowest rating of all time are for German beers. This is NOT one of them. It really shows why German brewers have gained the reputation they have. Starts with a light malty nose with some spice. Dark brown color and a foamy head. Sweet caramelly tastes, berry and chocolate notes in the middle. Like a dunkelbock with some wheat. Cinnamon spicy end. Creamy texture and a full body. Very smooth. Everything is perfectly balanced and the alcohol is in the background, but intensifies everything.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
totally vvhhhassupp!!! a very sutle good tasting double bock a full taste chocolayty taste very well rounded beer even has a little spice to it. much better than most off there beers
YogiBeera (2534) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark red color with a medium frothy head on top. Band aid, light chocolate and nutmeg nose. Smooth and silky texture. A bit alcohol, loads of malt, cinnemon and chocolate in the taste. Caramely. Just a nice tiny bit roasted in the finish. What a goodie! Thanks so much Saarlander for this treasure!
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a ruby brownish with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty with a faint woody note. Flavor is crisp and sweet, with a nice bitter finish. A little simple, but it is German what else can you do with water malted barley and yeast.
thornecb (4712) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby/red. Nice persistent head of about 1/4 inch. Sweet, malty caramel notes. Nice roasted caramel flavor with creamy soft palate.
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inviting dark brown pour with nice tan, if somewhat limited, head. Strong aroma of sweet malts - ripe plums, raisins - and grain. The flavor is largely on the sweet side though there is some hop bitterness in the finish. The sweet malts taste of toffee and brown sugar. Medium body. Solid and drinkable doppel.
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pouring a dense dark brown, the big malty aroma first strikes the senses, followed by the dry, dark malt flavors of this medium-bodied brew. A berry-like character is present as is a hint of chocolate. Very drinkable.
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, dark orange lager with a large, frothy, off-white head. Great retention. The aroma is doughy and fruity. It smells of whole-grain bread, honey and a Red Eye made with lots of tomato juice and just about any premium, pale lager. For whatever reason, this totally works for me. The malty, breadsy flavor is full of dough and golden raisins. Full-bodied and silky with mild carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet, but mostly dry. World class effort!
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Never disappointment from Weihenstephaner.. this one is a good example of what a dopplebock should be. I’m not the biggest fan of the style, especially the aroma, but this particular one had a pleasing smell. Its a deep clear red which looks very nice held up to the light, weak head but very powerful aroma. The flavor is very roasted chocolate like, which is good but better if I were in the mood for it. The roasted malt could be maybe a tad less aggressive, but other than that I really love it.
gilby (27) - Fort Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2006 This dopplebock is probably has most well rounded flavor I have ever had. The first time I had it I was literally amazed by the taste, it is in fact a religious experience just to be able to buy this brew. Nice and heavy, It is sweet to the palate, and such a flavorful chocolate malty aftertaste. I instantly added this to my favorite all time wall of fame. outstanding, period.