gnoff (10417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2006
50 cl bottle from a friend. Red-brown color, tan head. Sweet heavy malty scent. Sweet taste. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle. Weak, yeasty, roasted aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Light brown head. Looks a lot like cola. Very powerful liquorice flavour, a bit sweet with a good alcohol bite and a nice creamy finish. Hint of metal. A bit one-dimensional and not as good as expected. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
Brown color; big head, not compact. Malt aroma. It has some malt flavor, some caramel, a light metallic touch, medium body strength, enough residual sugars; at the end there is some sweetness and liquorice. Regular. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle, purchased at Cairo Liquor, Washington DC. Dark woody brown colored body, with a short-lived head the color of browned toast. Nose is precisely dopperbock: sweet, almost fruity malt body, light alcohol, light butter, light char, full of sweet chocolate scents. Flavor is similar, with a clean palate, sweet all around. Good nutty almond and chocolate flavors, light butter (or even vanilla). Good stuff. bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Beautifully comforting nose of caramel, toffee, maple syrup and brown sugar. Pours dark ruby brown with a medium head, light retention and sudsy lacing. Caramel and toffee malt flavors, mixed with dried dark fruits (raisins and prunes), along with an almond-ine back palate. These flavors are well-integrated with dates and figs. All of these flavors are quite complimentary to the bouquet. The finish is somewhat toffee-esque, not cloying, with a tiny bit of astringency. Very complex dark sweet brew, and quite comforting. As Korb would say: "Oh, how I do like the Maximator...."
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Thick, rich and enticingly creamy aroma of strong malts and caramel. Quite nice-looking too, with a dark reddish-brown body and a small off-white head. There are prunes in the flavor, as well as a hint of figs (which I love). Lactose sweetness is evident,. but it is not too syrupy or overly sweet at all. Creamy mouthfeel. Very complex body: a nice gentle woodiness blends well with the nuttiness. A pleasant, earthy doppelbock - it is interesing and good. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Thanks to weeare138. Indigo-brown body with a collapsing pale tan head. Aroma has nice aged malt qualities with balsamic notes plus some prune. Flavor is nutty and slightly madeirized with sweet and open medium dark German malts and some balancing dark fruit acidity. A good, mature doppelbock. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Black cherry appearance with a small head. Molassas, maple sugar, cinnamon and dark fruit evolve from the sweet malt aroma. Full bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel. Tastes vary from a range of dark fruits such as prunes and figs to the sweetness associated with brown sugar and molassas. Thick, cloying, long lasting finish. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Appears a muddled dark brown with caramel reddish edges. A light tan head fades into a mild film with a heavy collar settling into the sides. Small streakes of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of heavy weighted malt with cocoa and rich syrup. Mild oxidation can be sensed in the background.
Taste is of the same aromas with the malty richness and cocoa notes.
Mouthfeel contains little bits of syrupy malt but it’s a tad thin along the palate. Overall, not bad considering we don’t know the age of it. This was bought at Michael’s Deli in KOP. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Thanks to weeare138. Pours a dark brown with some golden coming through. Small off white head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, dark fruits, sweet malts and some roast. Flavors of the same, smooth mouthfeel, slight alcohol presence. More of the malty, dark fruit thing going on. Really enjoyed trying this one.