Ron (3389) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One bottle from BOTW. Poured a large slightly tan head. Deep brown color with a sweet toasted malt aroma. Flavor the same. A nice thick chewy bock. It’s great that there is no hops bite in this. Just goodness. Enjoyable
Svesse (7600) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark brown/ruby colour with firm beige head. Malty nose with dried fruit, ryvita, dark rye bread, slightly spicy and roasted notes, ending with hints of burnt sugar. Malty taste with notes of dark rye bread, ryvita, chocolate, coffee and wild berries. Some sweetness throughout but actually drier than expected. Full bodied, rounded and smooth mouthfeel. Absolutely brilliant balance. In short, an awesome and beautiful brew.
obguthr (5241) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown with light head and no lacing. Strong aroma of maple syrup. Balanced sweet syrup and hop taste finishing with roasted oak. Not heavy at all, but deceptive alcohol content.
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malty, but not very strong. Light sweetness in the initial flavor that grows with the finish. By the finish the malty flavor takes over. Not really bitter at all. Nice.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep ruby body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet malty molassas aroma with a syrupy background. Sweet grainy molassas flavor with some dark malt in the end.
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Doughy tan head on top of a murky dark brown body. Buttered waffles, maple and toast on the nose, with a decent burnt bread crust and light cream and smoke scent. Creamy and silky up front, sweet over the middle, smooth in the finish. Flavor is creamy smoke and pastry, light butter or diacetyl note, but really it focuses on a large dose of creamy smoke.
Grovlam (4198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small white head that mostly diminished. Absolutely no lacing. Clear flat looking body with a dark mahogany color. Aroma was delicious sweet rye bread, caramel, vanilla, yeast, burned, cinnamon, spices. Medium to full bodied with a flat carbonation. Excellent sweet flavor with some burned bitterness to balance it. Light burned and slightly alcoholic finish. Really good Doppelbock!
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with red highlights and a small off white head. Aroma is strong and interesting though not too appealing to me. It smells like mud. Taste is malty, smooth, a bit fruity and bitter. This was all right but nothing really special.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear ruby with a one finger fading beige head. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, grain, nuts, and buttery toffee--smells fairly sweet. Flavor has the addition of a bit of milk chocolate, as well as all of the aforementioned aromas into a dry finish. There was also a hint of salted hazelnuts. Bitterness was minimal, no alcohol detected. Medium to full body with light to moderate carbonation--pretty smooth. Very good beer, and one of the better doppelbocks I’ve had lately.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. dark amber brown color. large head. deep malty aroma. also deep malty taste. very sweet and slightly roasted. goes down easy.