duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Quite sticky and sweet on the palate, too much so. Soy sauce and sweet caramel/toffee characters and not a lot else. Admittedly this is not my favourite style, but i have been pleasantly surprised in the past (Andechser!!). Somehow i was expecting more, from a brewery i really like.
rederic (3210) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown ruby color, with some reddish highlights, with a frothy tan-colored head, sweet caramelized malt, toffeeish nose, toasted malt, with a dried figs fruitiness in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a sweet caramelized malt character, with some dark dried fruits fruitiness notes, hint of dark chocolate and treacle accent, with a toffeeish and faint coffeeish textures, leading towards a sweet warming malty, fruity and raisiny finish.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown color. Not my favorite style of beer but not bad. Malty with carmel syrup taste but somehow not sweet. Does go good with salmon. Dark but not overpowering.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruddy brown pour with a dark red hue around the edges of the glass. Thick head that is very similiar in appearance to a latte or cappucino. Awesome aroma of candied pecans like the ones my mom makes around Christmas. Medium body and an unfortunately thin watery palate. Flavor is like an overly malty nut borwn ale with a bitter and smoky finish that lasts for a while. If this were fuller bodied it would be hard to beat.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark brown port under a collapsing medium light brown frothy head. Aromas pf dark caramel, smoky malt, some earthy notes, and a touch of floral hops. Medium/full bod, and a little sticky and resinous. Huge malt flavors of sweet caramel, roasted nuts, and molasses. Still, there is a nice balancing bitterness, although it still finishes a little sweet. A very good doppelback in the classic Bavarian style. It’s no Celebrator, but certainly holds its own.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz - Aroma is toasty malts, carmel and toffee with a touch of hops. Pours dark brow with medium head and good lacing. Flavor is sweet and toasty carmel, toffee, and a little nutty. Palate is sticky and sweet. Nice.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown color. Flavor is wonderful. It is malty and has a creamy finish. Aroma is also malty. This is a great brew and one of my favorites.
Zeswaft (1466) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I only had this about 4 hours ago and I’m finding it hard to remember anything significant about it. Looks like dirty water. Has a nutty and sweet aroma. Flavor kind of reminds me of a Rochefort for some reason, nutty and dirt like. Not chocolatey like a lot of dopplebocks. So-so.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Greasy red lager-snot. Head is sticky for a while then dies leaving only a thin layer. Citrus and raisin in the nose. The atack is clean but not too sharp nothing short of subtle pungency. If there is a flawI can;t find it. Clean doppelbock. Walnuts and a little bit of molasses. In the mouth it rides low...if you know what I mean. the sweetness in the center of your tongue is countered by the bitterness at the sides and back of your tongue from the same substance. Alcohol is only apparent as it sits in place on the tongue. Lots of fresh black cherries. Apricot finish that is neither subtle nor wantonly dry. Excellent . Notice also some history. Corbinian was one of the first evangelists to Bavaria. he started a school and monastery on a hill where a pagan shrine was in Freising. The bear on the label alludes to a story that Corbinian’s horse was killed by a bear and then Corbinian forced the bear to carry the load the horse was carrying. Good beer!
luvcasks (178) - USA - MAR 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Deep dark brown with a wonderful tan head
Aroma: First whiff I get malts with the next one it is slightly fruity and some spices
Flavor: WOW! I get Caramel, raisins, spices, some chocolate all of which is beautifully balanced with the right amount of bitterness... the alcohol is slightly warming but WOW!
Palate: Medium bodied, malty complexity which is not cloying since the dryness keeps everything in check
Overall: Definitely worth seeking out... for the oldest brewery the magic is still there