michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, honey, caramel, and bread. Poured deep amber/orange/slight brown in color with a small, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny and huge particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, honey, bread, caramel, slight hops, slight toasting, and a hint of raisins. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, malt, honey, light bread, slight hop finish. 8.2%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
tnkw01 (1079) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Man this is a great beer. Taste is like a nutty, malt treat with slight hop undertones. Color is a beautiful amber like the soon at the end of a hot, humid day. Aroma, malty with a great balance. Just good stuff.
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very malty smell, roasted malt, some chocolate. The small white fizzy head has a short duration, the body is dark red. The first taste is nice malty, then the chocolate shines through. The finish is light bitter. The body is medium strong, the texture is at first creamy, thenquite dry with a normal carbonation.
BeerViking (2425) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Germany, pours a deep red with a fast disappearing head, caramel and roast peach on the nose, toffee, honey and dark red fruit on the palate, and a sweetish peppery aftertaste with hop aromas coming through at the end.
wlajwl (3804) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong aroma of bread with the appearance being lava red. Not an over the top doppelbock, very good in every way.
liinis (1562) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent. Could be the best doppelbock i have drunk. Delicious and strong flavoured. Goes great with food also.
Koelschtrinker (10435) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Würziger, ziemlich malzlastiger Antrunk, der bereits ziemlich schwer wirkt. Dabei wird das Malz noch etwas stärker, ist aber weich und ziemlich voluminös. Der Hopfen kommt kaum zum Tragen, was aber nicht weiter tragisch ist. Begrenzt wird das Malz oder besser die malzige Süße durch eine passende, sonst kaum auffallende Herbe. Weiter stark malzig, füllend, leicht nussig. Die Malzigkeit ist ab dem Mitteil das alleinige Aroma, was in seiner Fülle aber absolut in Ordnung ist. Vollmundiges Doppelbock für lange Winterabende!
lusikka (6184) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a clear copper colour with a thick white head. Aroma sweet malts and loads of caramel. Flavour of licorice, sweet malts, raisins and pleasant sweet fruits. Medium bodied with a thick mouthfeel and a smooth, warming, fruity finish. A very pleasant Doppelbock.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 0.9oz swing top bottle into a mug.
Appearance: The body has a deep brownish coppery color with dark reddish amber highlights. On top is a small collar of tan foam. The head slowly settles and clings to the glass as I drink. This makes for lots of cool lacing on the glass.
Smell: It has a big deep aroma with tons of malt character. It has deep roasted grain with notes of burnt caramel, toasted bread and toasted nuts. The alcohol is also noticeable and adds a touch of fusel character which is a little distracting.
Taste/Palate: The flavor is big and full bodied like the aroma and like the aroma it starts with a big bready and roasted grain like base. Inside of it are notes of burnt caramel, toasted bread, and some light toasted nuts. I also pick up some dusty/earthy and mildly fruity yeast as well as some old dried/leafy hop spice. This adds some light bitterness to the background. Mingling through all of this is a very noticeable fusel booziness that has a harsh edge to it.
Notes: There is a lot of depth and complexity but it has its ruff edges too.
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy, very deep amber color with a slight, off white head. The nose is very malty with some bread and a good bit of dried fruit notes. The flavor is fainter that I was expecting and the brew comes across as a little thin and flabby. There is some bread, caramel, perhaps a bit of banana, and a little fruitiness. Medium bodied with lower carbonation leading to a short to medium, thin finish. It’s okay, just not great.