Johnstledger8 (76) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish ruby red, thick off white smooth non-lasting head. Aroma is of dark fruits, golden syrup, milk chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter, dark fruits, burnt brown sugar, light hint of chocolate. Alcohol isn't noticeable at all. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice
MadRobin (2223) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cafe Berlin in Washington, DC.
Opaque, near black with a 2-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of raisins, caramel, vanilla, cherries, cookie dough and dates.
Taste of toffee, raisins, chocolate, cookie dough, cherries, vanilla and dates.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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climberbob (232) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from total wine at landmark VA. Not much head and v little aroma. Dark cola color but not opaque. First impression is of sweet raisins and malt w vanilla and caramel. Aftertaste mellows a bit with some herbaceous notes but still sweet w some bitterness coming through. Almost syrupy mouth feel. A bit disappointing. I was expecting more based on overall ratings.
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tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
Fantomasus (259) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with some dark dark amber when held to the light. The off white head is gone in a flash. Faint but pleasant aromas: caramel, bread, floral, dough, hint of vanilla, some cheese. Flavor profile is out of balance and somewhat unremarkable. Bitter and slightly sticky finish. Not my favorite Weihenstephaner.
Kleurplaatje (74) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, dark amber with a thick, stable, foamy off-white head. Dark fruity and malty aroma with some chocolate kicks. Nice sweetish nose. Taste is smooth, mild and soft sweetish. Clear sugar notes, caramels, toffees, brown sugar, bananas, bready notes, spices, bit of dark fruits, berries, but still mainly sugary. Maybe a bit too sugary, which diminishes the smoothness a bit... But still it is flavorful, especially due to its roasty touch in combination with the wide range of tastes you can find in this brew. Finish is roasty and sweet with a small warmish kick. The brew is a bit on the thinner side of the palate. Bit watery, yet still a very syrupy and sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is almost absent. In general this beer was quite a nice one. It’s a bit too sugary to my likings, but it has a nice flavor complexity in combination with some nice roasty touches that makes this easy drinkable doppelbock quite a fine one.
flying_pig (1059) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.99) drank of Christmas:
Weihenstephan is definitely one of my favourite brewery’s and personally I don’t think anyone makes a better wheat beer so I was very much looking forward to this one. The beer was a nice one with plenty of malt sweetness and dark fruits coming through, sure it didn’t quite match the brewery’s flagship hefeweizen but it was still a very nice doppelbock with enough going for it to make things interesting. A decent beer well worth picking up but it’s not one of the brewery’s best offerings, mainly because they have already set the bar so high.
veceo (708) - CROATIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with reddish hue, big tan head that quickly disappeared. Aroma of dark fruits, malts, caramel. Taste is the same plus some milk chocolate notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Nice and smooth. Excellent.
andrewje41 (977) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured. Pours a brownish red color with a foamy tan head. Sweet vanilla and cherry aroma with some malt. Flavor is very creamy, and a lot of malt up front. Finishes sweeter with some cherry and light vanilla. Great flavor. Nice balance. Great beer.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a pint bottle into a tumbler on 01.19.14.
A: Black. Nearly opaque. Some lacing.
S: Roasty banana bread.
T: Lots of malt. Banana bread. Complex.
O: The roasty malt comes in sweet then a slight crusty banana bread takes over. The alcohol is completely hidden. This and Salvator are my favorite doppelbocks.