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 (25327) - 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.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a rich caramel color and no surprise there is a ton of caramel in the nose with notes chocolate and metal. the metal was there in the taste along with caramel chocolate and a spicy bitterness. this is a tasty doppelbock
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks Mette for the taste !! Dark brown - offwhite head. Bread, malty, caramel, berries, a lot of nice tastes but a bit watery finish..
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cherrywood color with big off-white head. The aroma is pepper, clove, floral honey, and caramel. The flavor is caramel and pepper with a little bit of alcohol and clove. The finish sports a few spicy notes, but leaves very little in the way of aftertaste. All the flavors blend together very well.
millstadtguy (50) - Millstadt, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a dark brown with a nice head. Very malty taste along with alcohol. Not bad. I just don’t think this is one of my favorite styles.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2009 (Bottled) Quite clear, dark red cola brown color with a smallish, tanned head. Very malty and caramely, very slightly sour and moderately fruity aroma with smoky hints. Very full-malty, slightly sour and roasty, surprisingly neutral (not cloyingly sweet despite the huge amount of malt) flavor with licorice hints, and a mildly bitter finish. Obviously no signs of alcohol here. Quite full-bodied, velvety and smooth-carbonated palate. A solid, enjoyable and warming, sweet and caramely-malty doppelbock from a great brewery. Not quite as balanced as the Weltenburger Asam-Bock, though, and the sweetness may be too much for some.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong fruity scent, no actually berry scent. A bit of tomatoy hops. Very dark red pour. Pure ruby red. Nice had. A ton of flavour. Claims to be from the worlds oldest brewerly 1040. Alcoholy raisiny/pruney caramels. Smoky, some dark bitter chocolat and herbs.