edgallow (1990) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, bread, caramel and some fruit. Taste is malty, dried fruit and a little roast.
Shark_Pants (162) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with a 1 finger head into a Weihenstephan glass. Nose is heavy caramel & malt, some overripe banana, Vegemite. As others have said, the taste is very sweet - strong toffee, toasted malts, with some hints of Vegemite, light hops and peppery notes in the finish toning down the sweetness a little. Medium bodied. Possibly a little sweet overall but still very enjoyable.
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hawanna (2105) - GERMANY - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle BB 30.01.14
caramel, alcohol, cereal, herbs, butterscotch, floral, brown, clear, minimal head, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
ciaranc (845) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Redmond’s. Brown, amber tinted pour, big rich off white head. Molasses , toffee nose, some fruity hops. Flavour is sweet malt, not much else. Watery, thin body. Almost flat. Sweet finish, some alcohol. Not brilliant.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice rich and smooth molasses based doppel. Heavy toffee, caramel with mild hops and a bit of boozy warmth. A nice heavy finish with a good sweetness overall
Moravius (442) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Flasche von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Tiefes Goldbraun. Der Antrunk ist für einen Doppelbock überraschend schlank, dunkelröstmalzig und nicht zu karamelsüß. Noten von Holz, gerösteten Nüssen, Bitterschokolade. Erdiger fränkischer Hopfen sorgt für einen ausreichend bitteren Abgang. - Ein aromatischer Doppelbock, der weder süß noch pappig und trotz des großzügigen Ethanoldepots auch nicht spritig ist.
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from ambrosetti in berlin. rich amber with a steady head; rich aroma of stewed stonefruit and vanilla; rich with some warming alcohol and tinny hops all nicely in balance
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Porterhouse Cork. Pours a dark and hazy reddish brown with a thin but lasting white head and really nice lacing. Aroma is strong chocolatey butterscotch, with light berry and grassy notes. Quite complex and interesting. Taste is strong and boozy sweetness with a touch of astringent bitterness. Finish is big and malty, with even carbonation and a little bit of a prickle from the booziness. Very nice beer, would happily drink it again.
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark red, soft carbonation. Creamy mouth feel. Cereals, bisquits, malt, a hint of redcurrants, burned sugar. Not too sweet - av very impressive Doppelbock. Restoring afer a days walk in the mountains.
generallee08 (638) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.