thegreenrooster (4377) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Pour is a almost black with a nice sized tan head. Aroma is some caramel malts but very faint and hidden. Flavor is some molasses and dark fruit with a touch of wood smoke. Finish is a bit watery and there is a bit of alcohol burn. Everything is low key in this beer and that is just about enough to put it only in the good category. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Pours a transparent amber mahogany with a thin ring of light tan head. Aroma of sweet, lightly toasted bready dark caramel German malts and a touch of noble hops. Body starts with good fullness some sweet caramel malt and a larger amount of bitterness than I’m used to in the style toward a drier bittersweet, slightly earthy and peaty finish. An ok doppelbock, but I’d like a little more prolonged sweetness. Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2008
it has a very definite flavors of strong malts and liquorice like flavors. hops are very minor. I do enjoy this one. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2008
The aroma is dark malt with toffee and cream. The appearance is dark brown with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma with a slight astringent taste. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s good. jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Flip top bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby and thick off-white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma is roasty with some sweet malts. Flavor is yeasty, roasty, and slighly fruity. Mouthfeel is a little oily, but that’s not really a bad thing. Far from the best doppelbock I’ve ever had, but still a good beer.
heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2008
From a 500 ml bottle. The store also had a super cool 2L bottle that I seriously considered buying just to get the bottle. stay on topic! Dark brown, almost coffee colored body. Light khaki head. The aroma is surprising bananas with some amaretto. The body is nice and smooth, vanilla and amaretto are the dominant tastes here. Notes of caramel and some light cocoa also sneak in behind that in the finish. A solid doppelbock. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Flip top bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Pours a rich ruby brown hue topped by an initial large creamy head which fades but leaves good lace. The aroma is very caramel and rye bready with a few vapours of herbal hop and mineral water as well. The taste starts malty sweet and moderate fruity with a fig newton character. I picked up some molasses twang and even a note of charred (but not smoky) malts. The mouth feel is thinner than expected by works well enough within the flavor profile. A solid bier and worth a try. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 4, 2008
Pours a dark brown with some reddish hues and a tan head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel and bread. Flavor is malty with a galance between caramel and some roastedness. Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle from Party Town shared with shigadeyo. Poured clear dark reddish brown with an averae light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good caramel toasted tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Good well balanced roasted tart fruit malty flavor with a moderate smooth balanced bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good doppelbock. shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009
1/02/2008: Altenmünster Winterbier Doppelbock hass a clear brown appearance with a moderate level of carbonation and a lasting, foamy light tan-colored head that produces good lacing. On the initial pour there is a nice reverse cascading effect in the head. The aroma is interesting as it is a bit funky/sour at first, but hints of caramel and chocolate quickly become noticeable. This beer is strong and flavorful with caramel, hints of coffee, and some smooth alcohol. It has a medium body and is a bit sticky on the palate. Overall this is more of a dark lager that’s strong. I was hoping for a bit more character for a doppelbock though...
0.5 L flip-top bottle (Alc. 7.2% Vol. / 06 L264M3L) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #15 for this beer. Score: 6/4/7/3/14=3.4
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9/19/2008: Altenmünster Winterbier Doppelbock is dark brown with a tan bubbly head. It smells like a dark German lager and has dark malts, semi-sweet chocolate, and black olive (?!) in its flavor. It has an average body and the beer is just okay overall.
1 pint, 0.9 fl. oz. flip-top bottle (Alc. 7.2% Vol / 07 L364M3 E) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Score: 5/3/6/3/11=2.8