GRM (4239) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Brown bottle, 330 ml; expiry date: 10.05; eye: little head that disappears quickly, copper in color with light caramel reflections; nose: caramel, bread (from the yeast), floral hops; taste: after the initial sip, nothing but then an explosion of caramel in the mouth, lightly bitter and even more lightly sweet, the sweetness prolongs itself, ho, a hint of alcohol and then sweetness again, sweentess and alcohol then dances together
Bouteille brune, 330 ml; date d’expiration : 10.05; oeil : très peu de mousse qui disparaît rapidement, cuivrée avec des reflets caramels, clair; nez : caramel, pain (levure), houblon floral; bouche : après la première gorgée, rien, puis une explosion de caramel en bouche, légère amertume, très légèrement sucré mais le sucré se prolonge en bouche, pointe d’alcool, puis le sucré et l’alcool danse ensemble
jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Clear copper pour with thin, off-white head that quickly disappeared. Pleasant, sweet aroma of caramel and molasses. Hints of pastry dough. The flavor was sweet malts — brown sugar, caramel — with a lingering bitterness. Thin approaching medium body, but with some rich, syrupy qualities in the finish. In general, smooth with little carbonation, reminiscent of a barley wine. JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2006
A nice hearty dopple to warm thy belly. Sweet ruby red auburn, rather clear. Head is a smallish albeit creamy off white. Nose is all sweet caramel malts and some light bitter hops. Maybe a bit of cherries in there as well. Taste is more of the sweet malt, toffee, and some yeast and spices. Ends bitter. Dry hopped. Alcohol not evident. StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
A deep amber orange coloured beer with a very weak head. A strong liquorice nose, sweetness, an almost Sherry aroma with hints of orange, chocolate and malt. An effevescence on the tongue, a refreshing citrus taste immediately belies its strength. Followed by a rich, smooth sweet maltiness. MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2006
(bottle) Clear copper colour with a firm foamy beige medium head. Intense but moderately sweet malts-accented aroma with toasted notes, caramel, liquorice and light herbal hops. Sweet malty flavour, full bodied, almost oily texture; full malts accented (toasty and slightly fruity) taste with caramel; moderately sweet malty finish with a distinctive and slightly sharp alcoholic note with a bitter and herbal hoppy blend. A good but definitely not perfect classic Doppelbock.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Very well done. Beautiful amber in color w/ slight malted nose. Perfect ballanced flavors w/ a touch of sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. I highly recommend. harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006
this nigga means business, and demands respect as a doppelbock!!! I have been enjoying for a while/ NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2006
bottle. Very cola-like appearance with a bit more red tints. The nose is thickly sweet of cola and caramel. I was a little afraid to take a sip, but once I did I was quite relieved. There’s more spices evident in the mouth: some nutmeg and cloves, even a bit of bark and raisins. It is predominantly the sweet caramel taste, but it’s not as overbearing as the aroma cautioned me. tgncc (3144) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 Great beer. Malty and sweet aroma. A mix of malt sweetness, dark fruits, candy sugar. Very pleasing. The appearance is a nice copper red, also very appealing. The flavor is sweet, malty, bready, fruity. Enimently enjoyable. Nice thick mouth feel, as one would expect from a double bock. I can see how monks once brewed this beer to consume in lieu of food. The finish is perfect, a crisp hop bite. BTW, this is a re-rate, I love the beer more now than I did before. murawski (160) - USA - FEB 22, 2006
Nice deep red color, small white head, and a slightly sweet aroma (though not much). Excellent malty flavor with an excpetional mouthfeel (smooth, medium-body). I really enjoyed this Paulaner doppebock -- it stands up to Paulaner’s reputation. I highly recommend.