Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a deep, dark brown with a nice off white head and some good lacing as it goes down. Smell is rich caramel and toffee along with hefty amounts of figs, dates, and other dark fruits. Slight hint of nuttiness as well. Taste really brings the dark fruits forward along with caramel and some candied brown sugar. Mouthfeel is fairly full and nicely warming without really being boozy. Very nice drinkability. Other than Andechser, probably the best Doppelbock that I’ve come across.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-01-2010 Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Clear dark reddish brown, very thin foamy head. Surprisingly sweet aroma - caramel and toast, maybe a whiff of bourbon or vanilla. Very heavy, almost distractingly so. Sweet and boozy at first, with a herbal finish. Atom (2556) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle pours brown with amber hue, has off white head with large bubbles. Aroma is has a sharp bready malty sweetness, fruits, yeast, toffee caramel, lots going on. All flavors combine very nicely for a well rounded taste. Complex aroma with well balanced taste very nice. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle: Dark and hazy, light head and nice lacing. Nose of toasty malt, roast and sweet with plums. The flavor is sweet, more chewy and roasty with grape and plum. Too thick and sweet, meh. Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
500 mL bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA, rated 4/28/10. Pours a slightly hazy dark bronze color with a thin, frothy, anemic head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of raisins and toffee. The taste is raisins and caramel. Medium bodied. Not a terribly good beer.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours very dark murky amber with a creamy light tan head. Aroma of burnt toffee malts, dark fruit, biscuit,some hop citrus. Taste is very dark and roasty with lots of bready malt, good sweet flavor and then a burnt bitterness that is of medium length. Slick texture, very soft carbonation. zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle, pours a clear mahogany body with thick, tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, nuts, bread, and lightly roasted malts. Flavor is mainly caramel and sweet malts with a light nuttiness and cocoa flavor. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and light carbonation. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 A: The pour is a murky dark amber color with plenty of caramel color going on. The head is almost non-existent, a small group of tan bubbles form on top.
S: There’s an incredibly rich sweetness to the nose. Lots of caramel, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Also some hints of chocolate and vanilla, adding to the sweetness. Notes of dark fruits such as cherries, raisins, and plums.
T: The flavor is not quite as sweet as you would expect from the aroma. It’s also sort of watery. There’s a bit more detectable roast and toast than offered up in the nose. Still, mostly caramel, brown sugar, and hints of chocolate.
M: The body is also mildly watery with a pretty low level of carbonation, which doesn’t seem appropriate.
D: Too much water flavor and the mouthfeel was a real let down. Not sure what’s going on with this beer. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
St. Martin Dunkler Dopplebock--1999 16.9 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Dopplebock--Hazy nut brown copper color with red hints. Big malty front and rich smooth malty toffee cherry fruit body. Lightly sweet. Light alcohol bitter in smooth finish. Big but not overwhelming. Sampled 12/7/1999.
St. Martin Dunkler Doppelbock--2004 16.9 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 40 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Doppelbock. Mild tan head. Clear dark black red color. Roasted floral malt hop front. Clean smooth creamy roasted black cherry toffee smoky biscuit body. Clean creamy balanced mild hop spice end. Rich, not overpowering. Sampled 12/27/2004. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle, pours a hazy bruin body with an off white head. Sweet and grainy,. light straw, appleish tones, caramel malts. Mildly sweet a light toffee note and a a mild hay note to finish. Not crazy about this one.