MrHangover (2047) - Den Haag, - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This pours a very dark brown with a nice layar of tanned head on top. Head leaves fairly quick, within two minutes or so. Very malty based aroma, earthy notes and a light, alcoholic smell to it as well. Flavour is spiced sweet, very full bodied, full of the earthy notes and even a bit of a roasty character, at least there is some burnt caramel and molasses in there. This is an awesome example of how a doppelbock should be in my honest opinion. Too bad I only brought one bottle..
mile (2638) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and roasted malt, some dark fruits - light vinous notes and faint chocolate. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and roasted malt, light dark fruits, light chocolate. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light roasted malt and light dark fruits, light chocolate, faint alcohol. Really nice doppelbock with vinous notes - not too sweet/not too much alcohol.
BenH (1911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of brownie, toff3e and nuts. Taste is quite rich, toffee and nuts, touch of chocolate. Full bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Decent
Douberd (1531) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml, thanks to Mctapps! Into a snifter, ABV 6.9%
Deep mahogany brown colour on the body, with almost two fingers of beige head on top, thick, with good retention. Light lacing around the glass.
Aroma of chocolate, toasted malts.
Taste is sweet with chocolate, malts, faint metallic notes that don’t become annoying, light vanilla. Mildly bitter on the aftertaste.
Medium thick body, carbonation on good levels.
Great bock, it’s beers like this one that make me prefer the german bocks over the dutch ones.
ytrewqaz (12) - POLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark copper colour with tan, disappearing head. Aroma of both dried and black fruits, toasted bread, chocolate and caramel. Sticky texture, full bodied. Sweet, light bitterness, medium carbonation. Probably the best bock I’ve tried so far.
mgajdaczewa (253) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Doppelbock, który wyjątkowo mi leżał. W aromacie więcej suszonych owoców niż karmelu, co było wielkim plusem. W smaku bardziej wytrawne niż większość doppelbocków, choć nuty karmelowe wyraźne, ponadto sporo nut winnych. Dobrze ułożone i zaskakująco pijalne. Po czasie wychodzi lekki alkohol, mogłoby być lepiej pod tym względem. Niemniej jedna smaczne piwo.
574deadzone (836) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The last bottle in the area, apparently. Pours very dark brown to black with almost no head, just a very thin eggshell ring and a touch of soapy lace. Nose involves prominent roasted barley, toasted notes, wintergreen, some savory meat drippings (sorry, been reading all the CIB ratings haha), some raisin and prune dried dark fruit notes, some light vinyl. Pretty sweet flavor, somewhat bitter. Medium to full bodied, quite soft carb, a bit oily, almost somewhat watery somehow, with a lengthy toasted, soy-tinged bitter finish. No idea how old this is, but I’m guessing it’s fairly old based on from where it was procured and what little knowledge I have of its distribution in the area. Regardless, a decent brew, fun to try, and fresher I would assume this would be a pretty decent example of the style.
allmyvinyl (1759) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear chestnut brown pour, thick, but short-lived, off-white head. Aromas of malty caramel, toffee, maybe honey. All sugary stuff though. Taste brings a fruitier note. Clean finish. Pretty good.
zimbo (464) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Really good nose here. Very rich deep prune and brown sugar with a salivating meat quality. Deep dark glossy brown colour too which formed an easy dense thick smooth head which did mostly goes the distance.
Rich dark chocolate on the palate ending with an earthy dryness. The feel is full but there are some overcurrents of fizziness but this doesn’t take away from its luxurious richness.
jkwalking05 (3366) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Brown in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, clove, light prune, and tons of rich malty notes. Taste is of chocolate, malt, caramel, and toast with molasses.
GreenJeremy (43) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 Pours a very beautiful clear dark ruby brown with a medium head. The aroma is quite sweet, with malty toasts, cereals and dark fruits. The taste is sweet as well from the malts, with just enough hops to balance them out. Very well done. Medium body, light to medium carbonation. All in all, a fantastic drinking experience.