nathanvc (796) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2017
At Ghent Beer Society's Beer Quiz; shared with Anke & Pieter!m7hildeb (280) - - NOV 17, 2017
Cloudy dark brown with a lasting, small, tan head. Aroma of malt, dark fruits, chocolate, some iron, yeast & bread, caramel & nuts. It tastes medium malty sweet and light hoppy bitter; slightly dry, herbal finish. Medium body, slick/oily texture, fizzy carbonation. Complex and balanced, indeed, but all somewhat underwhelming. I should have it again.
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2017 Bottle. Clear brown colour with a medium tan head, nose is malty, sweet, roasty and slightly boozy with notes of dark toffee, brown bread and molasses, taste is sweet and roasty with an incredibly oily and creamy texture and a long bittersweet finish. Vells (1980) - Rīga, LATVIA - NOV 8, 2017
Bready maltiness, smooth, some floral hops for balance, caramel, light toast. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Highly enjoyable. humpah (379) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2017
0,33l bottle from Alko. Pours dark brown color with medium head. Aroma of caramel, sweetness, chocolate, slightly roasted maltiness, fruitness, yeast. Mostly sweet maltiness with lager yeast. Thicker than medium body. Sweet malty taste, strong but not alcoholy, works well with the sweetness. Dry aftertaste, not much bitterness in the taste. BenOver (339) - SLOVENIA - OCT 30, 2017
Pours pitch black with a quickly diminishing and almoat non visible beige top. Strong malt aroma packed with some plumbs and sweet chocholate hints. Taste is oily and full upfront with a strong carbonation quickly evolving and setting way for a slightly salty and sour finish, which overcomes a sudden sweet sensation. A very fine beer specimen.
Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 27, 2017
From Sep 2007
Purchased at Wilbur's in Ft Collins.
It pours from 330ml bottle a clear dark brown with reddish highlights and a very small head of foam with almost no lacing.
The smell of caramel malt hits my nose before I even get close to the glass..lots of dark fruit like fig also there in abundance. Wonderful smell!
The taste is big on the sweet malt and has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, fig, toffee, and just a touch of bitterness that I find mainly in the finish but it's more of a dark chocolate bitterness and it really gives a superb ending to a great DB.
More sips in and I'm beginning to notice the alcohol a bit; it's mainly a warming after the swallow. I wish I had picked up more than the 2 bottles I have.
The mouthfeel is kind of chewy, the carbo is fairly lightly done, and the aftertaste lingers on for some time and *that's* a plus. Best darn Doppelbock I've ever tasted and I couldn't recommend it more. Another great product from Ayinger!!! dzurek (463) - Szczecin, POLAND - OCT 25, 2017
Barwa ciemna, miedziana, klarowna. Aromat jak i smak nie jest zbyt intensywny, są to głównie melanoidyny, suszone owoce, karmel, śliwka, chleb. Alkohol niewyczuwalny, trochę mało ciała, choć piwo jest idealnie gładkie. Wysycenie wysokie, goryczka niska. Bardzo pijalne, jednak nic nadzwyczajnego, taki styl. orbit (331) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2017 Normally I'm not into bockbeer, but this one is special my god! This is fluent and velvet perfection, almost like a perfect porter, but with some more clearness. It has a touch of caramel and a touch of smokey flavour, but in total balance. 100% beer-grade proved. wilde_joost59 (341) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2017
Bottle at home, a very nice bock. Deep brown color, good brown head. The taste is very smooth, very nice. eurekabrewer (45) - SPAIN - OCT 16, 2017
Increible. Bestial doppelbock. Cacao. Densa. Dulce y amarga en justo equilibrio. Lágrimas de júbilo.😅