ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear mahogany color with a thick tan head. The smell is caramel malt, rich fruit, bready. The taste is bready, fruity, caramel, grass enfin with a bit off dryness. The body is light/medium with fine carbonation structure....quite silky.
thb (807) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear reddish brown with lingering cushion of white foam. Aroma is malt, malt, malt. Toffee, chicory, plus just plain barley. Taste is unrestrained sweet malt juice, start to finish. Alcohol not obvious. Chewy. A meal and a half.
wastl (130) - GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The orange stripe across the label, not present on the label of the other beers of this brewery, shows it’s something special.
Dark brown and clear, smallish head, some of it is durable. Deep malty smell but also hinting at the higher alcohol percentage.
Starts out rather sweet, heavily malty, coffee, chocolate, slightly roasty. Very deep and complex malt aroma, nice.
Only soft carbonation but not as flat as I’m used to from other Doppelbocks. Still malty in the finish. Alcohol is not very present.
Very enjoyable Doppelbock.
Beerhunter111 (17290) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmmalzig, schokoladig, fruchtig. Geschmack röstmalzig süß mit leichter Fruchtigkeit, leicht schokoladig.
Buczer (377) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Dark copper colour, clear, small white head, rather quickly vanishing. In aroma caramel, alcohol and some canned corn. In taste alcool, medium sweetness, rather flat.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, yeasty, crusty bread, brown sugar, and some planty, herbal hops. Flavor is caramel, toffee, butterscotch, light sweet corn, toast, doughy yeast, autolyzed yeast, bread crust, caramelized brown sugar, light earthy, planty hops and dull, spicy hops to the finish. Medium body, slightly chalky, creamy and chewy feel and moderate carbonation. Its a strange Doppelbock with tons of yeast character, but I liked it.
edgallow (3680) - 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 (613) - 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 (3078) - Freising, 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 (1102) - 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.