Gription79 (2873) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours clear mahogany without much head or head retention. The aroma is full of berries, rich malts, syrup. The flavor has a lot of similarities to the aroma, the sweet maltiness does accentuate the syrup character. Very enjoyable.
biir (968) - Berlin, - NOV 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 Bottle in the US - Funny to find that here, have been looking for it for awhile. Clear dark brown color, small head. Aromas of ripe fruits, chocolate, licorice. Strong malty body. Rather dry finish. Bit boozy. Great Doppelbock.
AlainG (2080) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Les arômes qui émanent de ce beau liquide cuivré foncé tournent autour des fruits secs; raisins, dattes et/ou figues. Des herbes aussi variées qu’inconnues. Les saveurs sont de la même palette. Un alcool à l’allure costaude, qui s’avère être plutôt doux. Il y a des saveurs de caramel sur une note épicée. Une texture soyeuse et malgré sa minceur, donne une impression de corpulence. Ça se boit facilement. (2009-221016)
TH28 (409) - - OCT 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. No apparent code date. Appearance: Deep brown with dark ruby highlights, clear, with a nice khaki head. Head dissipates fairly quickly.
Aroma: Smells like a true German Dopplebock. Malty, with strong dark fruit, raisin, and a touch of licorice.
Taste: Sweet rich maltiness. Bready, a little toasty, turning to a sugary dark fruit of raisin and prune. Moderate bitterness is just enough to balance the rich malt sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied, with a low carbonation. Had a bit of alcohol warmth.
Finish: Toasty maltiness with a touch of raisin
Overall: A very easy drinking, well balanced Dopplebock. Slightly lower intensity of rich malt flavors than some others in the style, noticeable without the licorice you find in some. This has a distinct raisin character, and is very easy drinking compared to some others in the style
gripweed57 (1437) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a light mahogany brown color topped by a frothy beige head that disapates down to a smaller foamy cap. Toasted malt nose has dark bready undertones. Notes of dried fruits. Rich burnt caramel malty flavor. More dried fruit, most noticeably hints of prunes and dark cherries. Slightly syrupy in midtaste, with sticky mouthfeel. Boozy notes in finish along with some herbal hoppiness as well. This Doppelbock becomes more complex as it warms and is best as a sipper.
mateuszk (2426) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber, reddish in colour with nice white head. Aroma has lots of dried fruits, toasted malts and caramel. In taste quite sweet, toasted with fruity taste. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, bit watery in finish. Nice one.
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->dimpled mug. Brite lite amber with big frothy khaki head. A: loads of malt, bread, dough, grains. T: sweet bready malt, caramel and toffee, some booze. Nice.
MaBeer1972 (1897) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml Bottle from W&M Wareham. Label is completely different than the one show. Poured into a tulip. Deep purplish amber color. Frothy light tan head settles to a thin lace. Decent carbonation. Aroma and flavor are quite sweet though. Earthy fruits. Lots of prunes and sweet roasty malts. Quite flavorful but a little too sweet for me.
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep malty aromas with notes of dark rich bread. Deep clear brown with almost no head. Sweet with malty tones. Fairly full body with a sweet finish.
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (St. Urho, Helsinki)
Lovely deep mahogany. small beige head. Sweetish caramelly to treacley aroma. Relatively light palate, carbonation was quite high, but a bit of swirling fixes that. Taste also nicely caramelly, again a bit of treacle burntness, but not articularly sticky sweet. Finish has some gentle old bitter, hops. Full, but not heavy, and absolutely no hint of alcohol. Nice doppelbock.