zvsn (560) - ISRAEL - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Weihenstephaner Berlin am Hackeschen Markt.
Slightly hazy amber-brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and dried fruits. Medium sweetness, with bread, dark dried fruits and roasted malts, low-medium bitterness, very rich flavors, long duration and light alcoholic warmth. Medium-full bodied, creamy and smooth on palate. Great beer.
Taboada (311) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mml bottle tasted on 23/04/2104. Dark brown ruby colour. Aroma is strong and sweet with caramel and sugar notes. Nice head and almost perfect carbonation. Roasted malt and brown sugar on the taste. Pretty taste with some caramel aftertaste. Nice Doppelbock for a nice price. Next one please!
bunget (540) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Dark ruby body, medium mocha head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel, plums, a little woodsy, licorice and figs. Taste of sweet caramel malt, some berries, floral hops, well done toast, candy sugar. Light and refreshing for the abv.
titvs (91) - PORTUGAL - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 5C).
AROMA: strong sweet malt aroma. very slight plum aroma and moderate alcohol aroma. No hop aroma.
APPEARANCE: clear dark brown with ruby tint. persistent medium head of beige color. head retention reduced maybe because of high alcohol content.
TASTE: rich malt flavour with slight notes of dried grapes. smooth impression from alcohol and no hop flavours. very low bitterness with malt dominating the flavour.
PALATE: medium body with moderate carbonation. smooth without astringency.
OVERALL: a very nice doppelbock with a médium smooth body.
OOKPIKABLE (70) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark ruby with thick white lingering head.
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, cinnamon and a bit of booze.
Taste: chocolate, cinnamon and coffee are prominent. Finish is not too boozy given the 7.4% abv.
Overall, good, but not great.
arnold931 (525) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with orange hints. Nice off white head. Caramel is the main flavor I get.
Cuso (4420) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bier-deluxe.de. Dark brown color with thick long lasting beige head. Dark malt in aroma, raisins, caramel, clove licorice. Roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, clove, licorice, fruit syrup. Tasty.
ruigo (1068) - PORTUGAL - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a 50cl bottle from Ruppert (Luxembourg). Pours a deep brown colour with a thin, persistent tan head. Aroma has roasted, chocolate, molasse and raisin notes. Some alcohol on the nose. Average to soft carbonation and medium to full oily body. Taste is a well balanced voyage between bitter, sweet and a roasted very dry finish. Overall, a meal with a few dimensions. Great beer!
beertholomeus (763) - California, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a caramel brown color with a khaki head. Malt, caramel, toffee, bread and brown sugar aroma. Toffee, caramel, malt, bread, brown sugar, raisin and slight chocolate flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Caramel malt and brown sugar finish.
BeerCoff4025 (19) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a stein from a bottle. Pours a deep brown with an off white head. Small lacing as you drink. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel and a slight hint of cherry. Nice bite at the end, you will notice the stronger alcohol content after a few sips. Overall, I was slightly underwhelmed by this beer based on the previous reviews. Still enjoyable to drink, but nothing really stood out about it.