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 (1054) - 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.
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear brown beer with a nice head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor. Well balanced and tasty.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a magnificent and complex brew.
Appearance: Pours a mahogany brown with reddish hues. Light tan head.
Smell: I instantly thought of chocolate and caramel, but quickly aromas of brown sugar, molasses, plumbs, rum raisins and soggy rum bread, toffee, and more filled the nose.
Taste: Big malts create a perfect foundation for dozens of additional flavors. Dark caramel, rum, dark fruits (raisins and plumbs dates), loads of cookie dough and bready flavors; subtle suggestion of toffee and nuts and a hint of German Hops. The dominate sweet character is offset by a gentle bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: This beer is big and silky smooth. The velvety malt is oily slick and slides through the palate like a heavenly creamy silk.
Drinkability: Who could make a Double Bock so drinkable? Never doubt Weihenstephaner. This beer is terrific and goes down with dangerous ease.
Hope this is helpful.
robertjm (817) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasantly malty aroma of the typical bock. Dark brown color. Tan head which disappated quickly. Not an overly cloying flavor that some bocks have. Bock aftertaste stays on the tongue for several minutes after drinking. I’d buy it again!
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red-brown with a small off-white head. Great toffee and caramel aroma with hints of plum, nuts, and chocolate. The flavor is more sweet malts with some nuttiness and a lightly lactic finish. Incredibly smooth for a big beer.
SSSteve (4007) - - AUG 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, chocolate, and dog food(not bad) in aroma. clear dark ruby brown with small tan head. extremely malty. raisins, chocolate, and lots of malts. full bodied and very enjoyable.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, served in a Celebrator glass. Clear brown beer with a nice light tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor with a tingly tartness on the tongue. Well balanced and tasty. Enjoyable and satisfyingly excellent dopplebock. On a par with Salvator and Optimator, but falls short of Celebrator.