AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark deep brown color with almost no head, big sweet malt nose, dark fruit and maple, sweet flavor but not at all cloying, dark fruits, mild roast, dries off a bit at the end.
Alengrin (1715) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat different Doppelbock (label just says "dunkles Starkbier") with light beige, creamy, delicate head and dark coppery chestnut colour with ruby hue, clear. Powerful and complex aroma with impressions of coffee grounds, sherry, peat, blueberries, plums, chocolate, leather, cinnamon and cloves but also some oxidation (apparently the bottle has had its best time). Sweetish onset with caramelly and honeyish malt character, rich, drying and become bitterish after the middle with peppery hops, roasted coffee-like bitterness, a somewhat cloying candi sweetness and warming, little bit astringent alcohol. I should probably purchase a younger sample to get a better view on this.
jerseyjohn71 (182) - corsicana, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
great and smooth, love them German beers, caramel, bread, cereal, hay, chocolate, toast, alcohol, resin, floral, raisin, banana, red, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, not bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation,
Inbreak (2119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
03.09.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, nuts, hay, grain, chocolate, grass, paper, coffee, alcohol, hints of licorice. Taste is slightly rich and sweet, "knekk", grass, caramel malts, coffee, nuts, dark sugar, hay, roasted grain, alcohol, hints of licorice. Medium bitterness, slightly dry grainy mouthfeel. Nice.
melush (658) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Borella de 50 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, caramelo, dulce.
Karol (640) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle bought at the Weihenstephaner bottle shop at the brewery in Freising/Germany. Overall a fantastic doppelbock with a lot of malt, caramel, sweetness, some roasted malt aroma and taste. A perfect winter beer!
fdomig (368) - München, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, light caramel. Appearance is dark brown with a nice brown-ish head. Taste is light sweet and sour. A nice dryness. Soft carbonation. Great.
Brentv (353) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Dark mahogany pour with a medium tan head. Taste is dark brown sugar and some spice, a bit of bananas, raisins, and dark fruits. Very nice.
Darkmagus82 (1189) - - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready toasted malt smell along with a decent showing of some dark fruits of prune and raisin. Along with these aromas are some smells of cocoa, toffee, and caramel. A little bit of grass and some coffee are there as well, giving just a hint of bitterness to an otherwise sweet and roastey malted smelling brew.
Taste – The taste begins much crisper then I was anticipating, with a nice roasted malt base and a decent showing of some sweeter flavors of caramel and molasses. As the taste advances the roasted flavors remain rather strong while the initial caramel and molasses lose some ground, but with them being replaced by some light dark fruit flavors of plum and cherry. Some chocolate and a lighter coffee flavor work their way into the taste profile as well, and with a little bit of a grassy and herbal flavor coming to the tongue as well, one is left with a surprisingly crisper, but still quite roasty and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is slightly thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly higher side. The slightly thinner body and higher carbonation actually work for this beer even though it is rather dark; as the feel really crates a crisp and very easy drinking but highly flavorful brew.
Overall – This is a very flavorful doppelbock with a very easy drinking and crisp feel in light of its abv. of 7.4 %. This is one nice drinker and one I will certainly come back to again.
RafeAU (107) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a bottle at Plonk. Clear, dark brown, big malty flavours with little or no hop aromas and a sweetness with hints of chocolate and fruit. My first of the style. Pretty good.
dfinney23 (1651) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another in the long list of beers I should work into the rotation more frequently; can’t believe this is the first I’ve had since starting to use RateBeer! Aroma of caramel malt and molasses. Slightly syrupy but less sweet than that sounds.