Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle. Sweet nose like a syrupy barleywine with notes of fresh hay. Thick malt backbone, medium spice. Reminds me of maple syrup. Overall, I really enjoyed this. Ungstrup (37625) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
An unclear brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet and quite hoppy. The flavor is sweet hoppy with notes of nuts and alcohol leading to a sweet soft end. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Unclear. Brown medium sized dense head. Flowers, chocolate and hops in the aroma. Flavour is smooth and is dominated by flowers and caramel. Is light bitter with a nice alcoholtouch in the end. Is rich and smooth. Nice one. Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Malty and sweet aroma. Dark borwn body with a small tan head. Malty flavor, toffee and caramel. Nice one. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2004
I keep trying doppelbocks in the stubborn hope that one day, I’ll get it. That day hasn’t happened yet. The few that I have liked OK have been criticized as not being true to the style. This one is unfortunately a fine example of the style. Murky dark brown, little head. Aroma of pure wort. Flavor matches, with the traditional cloying sweet malt flavor and vegetal hops. Just not my thing.
pootzboy (1739) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
12oz bottle Thaks Brooklynboy. Poured a deep red, murky mahogany...not much head (which is odd for this type of dark lager) The aromas were phenomenal...berry fruits, vannilla pods, treacle, cookie dough malts. Oily mouth feel...a very viscous brew for a dopple...hopping understated ...lets the sweetness come through with not enough balance (this brew screams for the need of hallertau infusion) tastes of vanilla, molasses, figs and rye bread in the body...finish is more bready as the sweetness drops away. This was a tad sweet for my liking the sugaring adjuncts were too prominenet ...it’s well put together but in its current near cloying form it has low drinkability ratings from me. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 Had had this previously 6 years ago and rated it very low for some reason. Had two of these the other night with dinner and totally different impression. Pours a deep purplish reddish brown with a small amount of tanish offwhite head. Aroma very fruity and potent, good caramel essence and slight nuttiness. Flavor is malty and sweeter with dark fruits, slight nut undertone, and a caramel candy finish. Overall, very enjoyable.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
dark cherry red appearance with a little light brown head; thin palate; aroma was very different; somewhat reminiscent of a cherry jolly rancher with a touch of smokiness; the flavor was also fruity, with hints of cherry and watermelon as well as nuts and molasses cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - OCT 21, 2004
10/20/04. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, bought at Sam’s Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL 5/14/04. Pours a deep crimson-brown, clear and sexy. Very sudsy, tan-orange head that fades rather quickly. Lacing is decent while it’s there but is a little too patchy and quick. Very sweet, heavily malty dark honey aroma with some estery fruits (pear), molasses, and a subtle bright smokiness. A bit like a weizenbock but with more dark rich syrupy sweetness. A little bit "thin" on the nose and maybe too sweet, but it’s pretty nice. Nice, fluffy and creamy mouthfeel with a little bit too much "scrubby" carbonation but an otherwise lovely velvet texture. Flavors of molasses, maple bark, somewhat nutty. Finish has too much mulchy acidity but goes on a very long time with layering malty richness. Some light caramel, more honey, surprisingly dry toastiness. Nice balance between dry and sweet on the finish, but there’s that slight mulchiness that is a bit much for me. Sticky on the lips like any self-respecting compost heap *should* be. Solid. burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Cloudy light coffee with a trace of a head. Aroma of caramel and slight pine. Creamy caramel and macedamia nut flavors, some sourness