DruncanVeasey (8485) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2018 jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks non-too-impressive from the pour - almost like a pepsi, but with some minimal head and a more opaque body. Aroma is sweet and heavenly but subtle - caramel, prune, alcohol. Taste is sweet but with a bit of alcohol and bitterness striking oddly on the back of the tongue. Leaves a nice complex taste all around the mouth to savor. Palate is quite full, smooth and extremely wet - almost like a milkshake, okay not thaaat thick. Overall, a really lovely doppelbock - my favorite style! I could drink this anywhere, anytime and be happy as a clam.
Bottle at Trenaglos, 02/01/17. Ruby with a dense bone-coloured bonce. Fine herbal and coniferous hop notes emerging amidst a slew of soft prune, honey and fig. That soft malt rich molasses and preserved stone fruit taste awash with subtle richness, discreetly backed with herbal and honeyed cherry blossom hop. Hints of milk chocolate, raisin and rust. Possibly a saline hint too. Instantly Germanic. Very fine nightcap sipping.
jb (3454) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2018
Heavy on the dark fruit, both in the nose and the taste. Appearance is a light orange tinged brown, with sparse spotty lace. Palate is syrupy, sweet, but with wood, caramel, licorice undertones. very good, in the classic style, true to style. Iphonephan (7487) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2018
From a 500 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark mahogany with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavors are sweet caramel. Smooth and delicious. GSAP (768) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2017
Met dank aan Mutz, een halve liter fles. Donker bruinzwart met weinig kraag. Smaak is rozijnen, beetje drop en Kerstige zoetheid. Nasmaak licht kruidig, kruipt iets te snel weg. Iets doordrinkbaar, aroma van kruidenbitter en zakje caramel fudge, wel lichtjes. SaintMatty (7612) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2017
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown with some red tinges. Raisins, chocolate, plums and some roasted notes in the aroma. Malty and fairly fruity taste with raisins, blackcurrant and chocolate detected. A fairly rich yet easy to drink doppelbock.
mutz (1144) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2017
Halve liter, 7% alcohol volgens het etiket. Donker bruinrood. Ruikt romig, kan niks duidelijk benoemen, smaak is caramel, rozijnig, medium zoet. OK. gooner92 (213) - Lubaczów, POLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Zapach: słodki, paloność, owoce.
Wygląd: ciemnobrązowy, klarowne, piana beżowa, niska.
Smak: słodowy, słodkie, alkohol wyczuwalny, do tego orzechy, trochę czekolady, kawy. ads135 (5215) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 22, 2017
This is about as close to what I imagine the ur-doppelbock should be as I can imagine. Thick and sweet. Mostly dark fruit, but has a nice amount of anise character, some molasses and coffee. Very sweet. Tried for the first time back in 2007. GregMooreNH (273) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Pours dark amber with light, rich head that leaves lacing. Aroma is dried fruit, toffee and caramel. Taste is sweet plum, caramel and a hint of coffee. Finish is smooth and sweet. A really excellent doppelbock. tgrtnr (395) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2017
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown, almost no head. Nuts, grapes, bourbon/liquor, toffee, roasted malt. Malty sweetness and some bitterness. Boozy alcoholic. Full body. Flat carbonated, oily texture. Bad carbonation ruins this beer, maybe a bad bottle...