Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appears dark Burgundy in colour with a voluminous orange-cream coloured head. Gorgeous, full chocolately aromas with dates and carob (I hate carob). It is like taking a sniff of a chocolate cake with dark fruits in it. Utterly more-ish and I wish I could share this with my beloved mother who adores such things. The flavour is marked first by prickly sharp carbonation and then sharp astringent juiciness. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all, not to say that I am disappointed. It has a just-ripening plumminess about it and then it sucks the liquid out of your mouth revealing tart redcurrant, raspberry and rhubarb. This mellows somewhat into dates, red apples, unripe apricot and thin treacle. An intriguing beer not for the faint of heart. A second taste uncovers chocolate and dusty cocoa. What an intrigue.
BobyFischer (266) - FRANCE - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur brune sombre, bonne mousse beige. Nez malt noir, caramel noir, note sucre orge. Gout malt noir et toasté, caramel noir avec sucre d’orge et note fruitée voir candy. Corps assez onctueux. Fin caramel et malt d’orge. Superbe doppelbock bien brune
Florya (1381) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: bottle Appearance; deep amber with a medium tanned head. Aroma: wood, black sugar, prunes, stone fruits, dark caramel. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.
BeerRenter76 (647) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally rated on 9/4/08. Korbinian pours a dark amber body, thin head with minimal lace left on the glass. Aroma of licorice, caramel malts, and earth. Flavor was similar but with hints of alcohol, and dried fruit, it was a little on the sweet side. Overall a fairly good beer, even though i liked it i probably wouldnt buy again.
Heidbummer (93) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Weihenstephaner Berlin (great place). Pours dark with ruby hints. Smoke, toast, figs on the nose. More figs, treacle, port even on the taste. A fantastic end to a meal. Bloody lovely.
Underdogs88 (302) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very malty with a toasty aroma. Appearance is a dark brown with a nice fluffy off white head. Flavor has a great melanoidin malty flavor. Bitterness is medium low, but enough to prevent the beer from being cloying. Mouthfeel is medium-full with a medium-low level of carbonation. Overall, it’s a great tasting dopplebock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bule (1648) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ten 22. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Malty and nice chocolate flavors. Mild sweetness.
davidwel (8) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is malty and rich. The color is dark and clean. The taste has an appealing roasted start that leads into a smokey malt flavor with a mild sweetness followed by a pleasant and slight bitter finish. Very well balanced. On of the better examples of a true German doppelbock.
kansassasquatch (1) - - MAR 20, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best beer I’ve ever had. There may be better, but I haven’t had it. Enjoyed it cool, not cold, as that’s how a dopplebock should be enjoyed. I just wish I could find more than a couple bottles at a time.
Scrumpy369 (204) - - MAR 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black-dark brown colour, with a medium brown head, that disappears quickly. Nose is nuts, roasted malts and slight booze. Taste is low bitterness. very light sweetness. Also some nutty notes. Medium carbonation. Nice!
AaronTDubs (215) - - MAR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color. Average carbonation. Nice aroma of rich roasted caramel and chocolate. Quite sweet. Lightly hopped. Tasty creamy body. Nice coffee and chocolate note, light toast. Very smooth. Delicious.