Ferris (1312) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Raisin, toffee, roasted malts and a bit of booze. Dark caramel amber with a brown head. Fruitcake galore, bready with dark fruits and roasted malts with a bitter finish,
Jonb5 (289) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Dark mahogany, almost opaque, small tanned head which disappeared quickly. S: Raisins, molasses, dark chocolate. T: Raisins, prune, dark chocolate, sweet molasses come through as it warms, booze well hidden, hint of burned caramel at the finish. M: smooth, thick but not overly heavy. Minimal carbonation. O: Very well made dopplebock, a sipper, could have used a touch more bitterness but hard to find fault.
swesson (93) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent Bock from the people who are supposed to make it best: Germany! If you don't serve it too cold and pour it right, you will get a great thick head. This is a dark bock, darker than I usually see. Tastes of caramel,java, and a bit of nut and toffee! Yum. Close your eyes a take a sip of this and you will swear your in a beer garten in a small hovel in the fatherland!
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jbruner (1738) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown from the bottle with thin tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee, a back end of bready grain. Taste follows, with a hint of soy and German yeast. Good, but nothing fantastic, a bit too sweet.
brugmanneke (275) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on tap) Dark brown, reddish colour. Small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, like German dark bread. Dried fruits, like plums. Some mineral/chalky notes. Complex and tasty - just not so much my taste. Medium body, medium sweetness, light bitterness. This is a good and very malty beer. Not really my kind of beer though, hence the seemingly low rating. I preferred their Dunkel.
Andy_ (405) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish dark brown beer with a small beige head dissolving into a permanent circle around the glass with some lacing. Aroma has dark bread, chocolate sweetness and malts with some nuttyness, earthy and herbal notes. Taste combines the dark bread and chocolate sweetness with some saltiness. As the beer warms up some coffee and licorice also appear. The mouthfeel is really nicely thick and oily. Not much of bitterness in the finish, which is quite short.
biirusaikou (293) - - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice nutty toffee aroma. Roasted malt flavor, some caramel, bitter coffee finish. Very well balanced dark doppelbock.
Sarpa (537) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 33 cl @ home. Pours dark copper with a medium beige head. Sweet malty aroma with some coffee notes. Sweet malty flavor with some chocolate. Very nice and balanced.
Braastad (242) - FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost no head.
Aroma has toffee, nuts.
Very sweet nutty flavor. Like peanutbutter.
kingstoni (1178) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown color with a minimal head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt. Sweet, slightly bitter taste.