zenkis (807) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean, malty, toasty flavor. Thick and bold, i even liked this better than aventinus icebock. Maybe slightly melanoid flavor. Pours brown, unclear. Thick, slick texture.
YantarCoast (1063) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Best before February 2016. Pours brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, lots of caramel, bread. Taste is caramel, raisins, malt. The 9% is very well disguised. Nice one.
Ritzn (758) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice. Dried fruit (figs), chocolate, roast. A little too sweet but a perfect balance of bitterness. Medium body, creamy. All in all decent but I expected more complex aromas due to the high abv.
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/4/2010 11:58:07 AM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark red body with no head. Syrupy and sweet nose. Taste quite sweet, some chocolate and dark fruits. Smooth and syrupy. Not bad.
malrubius (2693) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with head and lace. Earthy roasted caramel aroma. Very roasted burnt caramel with earthy grains and bitter roasted minerally finish. Medium full body oily. Way overly burnt and bitter. Extra points for being a lot more alcohol than I thought. Good.
maekchu (3613) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks to KL. Dark sugary nose, sweet raisins, and small yeast notes. Clear copper/brown color. Initial burst of mild dark fruit, then a fizzy bot of balance, and a lingering sweetness in the finish. Thin-medium body. Nice enough, but somewhat restrained for a doppelbock.
KyotoLefty (9640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Oase. Nose of caramel, cherry, some chocolate, oranges. Pretty orange amber color. Very fruity flavor, oranges, nectarine, caramel. A bit thin. Decent but did not live up to expectations. Punches below its weight.
gopherfan99 (1487) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours clear amber with a beige head; aroma is sweet caramel, malt, honey, and a hint of booze; taste is caramel, malt, and a hint of honey; finish is dry with a little bit of alcohol; drinks really smooth; nice beer
LomYst (831) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boring malty caramel aroma... Very sweet... Sweet light alcoholic finish... Thickish... Soft carbs
Jonb5 (520) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, poured into LaChouffe chalice. A: Bronze, mahogany, ruby, clear, small tanned head which faded quickly without leaving much lacing. S: Initial cherry and cough mixture was replaced by strong diacetyl and chocolate which was reminiscent of Cadbury’s milk chocolate. T: More dark rather than milk chocolate, hints of sourness, molasses, slightly boozy burn at the finish, but didn’t match the depth of other Dopplebocks. M: Oily texture, slightly thick texture, minimal carbonation. O: At 9% this is one to treat with respect, but I felt it offered less than other examples of the style.