MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy mahogany with a large head. Head retention was low. Aroma of caramel, roasted nuts, dark fruits and bread. Raisins and toffee is the taste. Medium to heavy body. Slightly syrupy texture. Sweet finish. Pleasantly surprising.
jcp23 (54) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz. bottle. Rich, sweet, fresh caramel aroma. Can’t really see the color ’cause I poured into a ceramic stein(maybe darkish caramellish reddish brown?). Nice full, bubbly, tan head, with some fairly quickly dissipating lacing. Tastes sweet and malty, as expected, with some sugary dark fruit notes. Medium body. This is not one of my favorite styles, but I think this is pretty well done. Has an unexpectedly light and lively carbonation that I find enjoyable. Me thinks would probably be enhanced paired with some good, gamey meats. Arrrgghh!
pivnizub (9729) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (many thanks to Kölschtrinker !): Very dark amber coloured, small foamy off-white layer; distinctive malty-fruity (dried fruit) nose with a tinge of burnt malt and coffee; robust bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; sweet-fruity finish, mixed a bit with sugary molasses, followed by some almost tart bitterness in the aftertaste. A decent Doppelbock, well balanced.......
Parrothead (293) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque mahogany color with a nice tan head. Lots of malt in the nose. Sweet malt taste, enough hops to keep it from being too sweet. You can almost chew this beer. I had it on the coldest night of the year [so far]and it made a nice winter warmer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of DYCSoccer17. Purple-tinged ruby brown. Sparse, very fine lacing with excellent legs. Nutty, chocolatey aroma with hints of anise and whole wheat bread. Sweet, luscious flavor with chocolate and coffee notes. Substantial, somewhat smoky bitterness finishes it off. The finish is more unexciting and flatter than one would have expected from what preceded it.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2009 Rich color with a very caramel nose. There are also hints of chocolate and metal in the tates. A good dopplebock, but not a great one. 636315
Aroma is sweet caramel and toast.
Taste is sweet, a bit slick and fruity.
Mouthfeel is full and viscous without cloying.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red, near black colored. Little beige head. Aroma has licorice, roastiness, sweet caramel and mild hops. Medium to full bodied. Licorice, chocolate, good hops and roastiness in flavor. Aftertaste lasts with conveniently sweet licorice and some berries.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the best Dopelbock’s I’ve sampled to date. Outstanding color and palate plus it is very smooth. Proud malts and delicious sweet caramel notes touching just a little too much. Well done.
oh6gdx (23918) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is licorace, malts, roast and dry dark fruit. Flavour is sweet malts, hops, alcohol, caramel, licorace, berries and some slight sourness.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep cola brown, a little bit reddish when held to the light, with half an inch or more of tan foam. Minimal head retention and lacing. Strong and sweet aroma - caramel malt, maplenut, some chocolate, and an earthy fruitiness.
Bold flavor up front, very malty and both sweet and dry. Chocolate, brown sugar, and earthy maple dominate, with some subtle dried fruit in there as well. Finishes less sweet than the initial flavor, and leaves an oaky, nutty dry aftertaste. Now there’s sweet caramel and cheap chocolate soda in the aftertaste. Complex and flavorful.
Not quite medium body, carbonation on the light side. With all those flavors going on, I find myself just a little bit disappointed that the flavor quits a bit early.