rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2012NikitaDE (83) - Minsk / Schweinfurt, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
330ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a half finger tan head that fades rather quickly leaving just a tiny bit of foam on top. No lacing.
Aroma is full of malt. Lots of caramel, toffee, and burnt sugar along with an almost soy sauce like character but it is not off-putting. A touch of chocolate as well.
The flavor is very heavy on the burnt sugar/caramel but it doesn’t become astringent. This leads to some milk chocolate and a touch of coffee and toast. A little hop bitterness towards the finish but it is far in the background. Malt dominates. Mouthfeel is full and sticky/sweet but stays just below being cloying.
Overall, one of the best Doppelbocks out there. This is probably one of my least favorite styles but I can appreciate it for what it is; a nice, malty, cold weather beer and this one really packs in tons of flavor.
Dark brown colour, almost black. The foam is lushly and pretty stable. Interesting smell: coffee, chocolate, toffee, fruits and bit kvass even. Taste is mostly coffee, roasted bread, caramel. And in the palate, very pickling the tongue the existence of some malts, also roasted notes, a bit dry.
Very good, but not my beer style. DavyK (132) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle from Redmond’s. Delightful stuff. Burnt cocoa is prominent, some malt and caramel as well. Depth is great, smooth mouthfeel as well. As your glass goes down and it takes on a bit more heat, extra layers (sweetness especially) come out...but the bitterness of this guy means it was delightful straight out the fridge, whereas I often find this style of beer really wants to be a bit warmer than it’s often served. rob19a (327) - - JUN 11, 2017
15/20 A bit like a Belgian dark beer. Lots of flavour with chocolate notes. Thunderverb (24) - Visby, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2017
Aroma of coffee and malt. Taste of coffee, caramel and oak. Medium heavy body. Enjoyable. vbaudry (141) - - JUN 10, 2017
Robe is very dark, thin white head.
Nose on caramel but with a white-y creamy note, not too sweet.
Attack is light, bubbles turn into a creamy texture immediately, body is medium. Palate on cream and caramel. Cream coats the palate. Very gourmand, and still not really sweet.
Finish is light and gourmand, bitterness is almost imperceptible.
Garrold (5186) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle. Mitchell’s Wines, Sheffield. Clear, dark ruby red. Tight, lasting, leggy, beige head. Nose has mix up Sunday vine fruits. Some plum stone. Some prune. Some yeasty, granary bread malts. Vinous and malty. Taste is sweet and vinous. Some light bitterness. Mouthfeel is perfect. Smooth and silky. Foamy carbonation. Dry toward the finish, with soft, fruity sweetness. Very nice. jrh2254 (109) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2017
From a Christmas case. Pours dark brown. Like malty sticky toffee pudding.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ectuohy27 (1162) - ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2017
Drunk cold, it was rather one-dimensionally boozy over-roasted malt, though it improves dramatically at around 55-60 degrees. Definitely good but perhaps not on the level it appears to be (11.2 oz bottle, Tallinn) CraftyHare (69) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2017
330ml bottle from Naples supermarket pours cola brown with thin tan head. Earthy aromas of malt, dried fruit and soil. Milk chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malt, toast, cream and herbal characters. High carbonation and depth of flavour hides the 6.7% alc vol reasonably well. Long sweet finish with only a hint of bitterness. Delicious. tanel025 (120) - ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2017
Aroma is alcohol, malt. Dark brown beer with beiger head. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, slight roastiness. No hops. Medium to very sweet, almost no bitterness. Excellent beer. Slightly sour aftertaste, but only slight.