BarleyandVine (56) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours rich dark brown with a slight amber Hugh and supports a small, but lasting tan head.
The aroma is decidedly malty with hints of chocolate caramel, and roasted coffee. The flavor is a clean, intense maltiness that lingers and fades into a very nice toasty, malty aftertaste. This is a cold weather brew with a 7.4% abv that would be a good choice for a brew to enjoy with sizzling, broiled steak!
craftbeersweden (544) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, dark brown to black beer with a creamy, beige head.
Nose: Caramel malt, hazelnut, brown sugar, toffee, hops, raisin and prunes.
Taste: Molasses, brown sugar, caramel in the taste to, rye bread, chocolate and hazelnut.
Mouth: Full body. Thick and creamy. Sweet but bittersweet ending.
This is sucha a good beer! I just love it!
tightslice (832) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is molasses, sorghum syrup, burnt sugar, maybe some boiled raisins. Taste is molasses and chewy malt candies. Rich and sweet but balanced especially in the finish that mellows out nicely.
VFB (10) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really love the smell of this brew. One thing I noticed right off the first taste was the cocoa and nut flavor, kind of like chocolate and walnuts, but not sweet. It is very good and refreshing for a Doppelbock. I really enjoyed it.
Ngejo (874) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Brown, clear, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & long finish.
Nie (95) - - MAY 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour to cup. Roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, molasses aroma. Cola color, slightly copper. Rich molasses, burnt sugar, subtle anise. Well balanced body. Alcohol comes out more as it warms up. Amazing beer.
biirusaikou (2332) - - MAY 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed multiple times. Lots of toffee, dried fruit and cake character, yet very smooth and balanced, fairly dry finish. Love it, a true German classic!
daigoon (74) - - MAY 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a hint of red. Tan head and little lacing. Little carbonation. Sweet taste.
Nurmis (256) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with medium sized tanned head. Aroma has dark fruits, caramel malts and alcohol. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Heavy sweetness, light to medium bitterness.
SG111 (1090) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. pours fairly dark brown, borderline black, tan head. Aroma is vanilla, fig (very figgy), toffee, dark fruit, I’d call it prune. Flavor is wow, fig, toffee, prune, sugar. Really nice. I haven’t had this one in a while, and honestly, I’m happy to revisit it. Really good doppelbock.
Fules (495) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nagy, tömör, bézs, tartós hab, sötétbarna szín. Édeskés, karamelles illat. Íze édes, karamelles, enyhe keserűvel és mérsékelt szénsavassággal. Testes, jól összerakott, finom sör.