Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Padraig. Pours clear copper with a frothy, white head. Light toasted caramel in the nose, faded toast, a little earth. Medium sweet flavour with notes of leathery berries, some wood, faint cocoa, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry in the finish with subtly tangy berries, earth, leather, graham crackers. Not bad. fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Medium head, dark ruby body. Sweet caramel malts dominate the flavor profile, picking up light hints of smoke and spice as it lingers. Smooth. Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color doppelbock with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention and minimal retention. Aroma of residuals sugar and light caramel malt is pleasant enough. Taste is a mix of residual sugar notes with some caramelized malt with some light bready yeast notes. Body is lighter then I was expecting with some medium carbonation. Well brewed but lacking the complexity of the top example of the style. Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2016
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 (1366) - Berlin, - NOV 7, 2016
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 (2248) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
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 (451) - - OCT 22, 2016
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 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2016
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 (2683) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
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 (2845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2016
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.