krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2007
500ml. thanks steve! pours ruby/brown with a decent off-white head. appears to be too heavily carbonated. slightly antiseptic soapy nose. medium palate with mild chocolate flavor. that’s about it. pretty lame, i love the style but not this example. cloyingly sweet with no roasted malt at all. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2007
500 ml. green bottle, twist-off cap, best before date on the back label (24.04.08), sampled in a pilsener glass. I have the number 1 under the cap.
A clear red hued brown in color, a fluffy pale beige head, minimal amount of ringed sticking.
Weak aroma, faint caramel maltiness, maybe something that resembles raisins, that sulphur scent that all Bischoff beers seem to have, a poor nose for a doppelbock.
Watery and completely thin mouthfeel with way too light of a body. The malts are unbelievably thin for the style, so watery that any chocolate or caramel flavors are hard to find. The watery theme continues with the sour raisin fruitiness, like if you poured a quarter of a glass with raisin juice, then filled the rest of the glass with tap water. The alcohol is almost tasteless, just a watery solvent. Towards the end a watery caramelized sugariness emerges, sad to say, it’s the only thing I truly welcome in the taste. Finishes with a sulphur mineral taste and a anemic spiciness.
Thin and watery are the only consisted qualities of this doppelbock, include me in saying this is the worst doppelbock I’ve ever had, utterly distasteful.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Pours a clear medium brown with an off-white head that dissipates quickly. Faint aroma of caramel and nuts. Flavor of dark fruit and nuts, but I get a ton of metallic flavor from this as well. I was not a fan of this one. ABUSEDGOAT (2784) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Clear mahogany, moderate head with decent lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, bread, toast with some acidity. Medium bodied with a sweet lightly acidic finish. Alcohol is there if you search but is hidden well. amazinglopedo (15) - USA - JUL 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2007 This is a good doppelbock. It is my favorite beer to sit in front of the fireplace on a cold German day. Drinking this beer while it is snowing outside is one lifes great pleasures. The high alcohol content helps warm me fron the inside.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Pours a dark brownish amber color w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Good hangtime and the lacing is full and thick. Aromas of sweet, mildly roasted caramel. Medium nectar w/ mellow residual effers. The texture turns creamy on the palate. Nice ! Mildly roasted and mildly sweet caramel malts open up to a defined black cherry character. Nuances of cake bread, chocolate, and red licorice w/ a mild leathering. The finish is long w/ black cherry and a mild peachpit style bittering component. Not complex by any means but the texture itself is worth a try. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Has a mildly skunked aroma followed by some sweet caramel accented malt notes. The body is a chestnut brown and holds a thumb thick, lasting tan head. Fore is nutty (almost like peanut skins) and caramel accented with some very grassy hop notes. I think this could be a lot fresher tasting, but the beer is new to Florida. Not a doppelbock to seek out. ekstedt (6932) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2007
Bottle. Deep clear copper, medium creamy beige head. Aroma has roasted, nutty malts, with some wooden notes, but lacks complexity. Medium to thick bodied and very smooth. Nice balance between malt sweetness and a dry bitterness, no alcohol present. DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2011 Re-rate 10/8/11: Bottle. As "Doppel Bock". Clear deep brown color with a medium beige head. Malty aroma with caramel, light toastiness and light chocolate hints. Sweet caramelly malt flavor with a bit of roastiness and a slightly drier finish with a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. OK. 6/3/6/3/12=3
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweetish malt with some caramel. Flavor is sweet malty with some roastiness. Some pepper and alcohol in the finish. A medium to full body. 6/4/7/4/14=3.5
On tap. Pours a brownish amber with an off-white head. Caramel malts stand out with slight roasts in the background and hints of brown sugar. Finishes slightly bitter and perhaps a bit too sweet.