SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
celebrating 5 years(and one day) on RB! bottle. deep, clear, purplish brown under a very large, loud, fizzy tan head. aroma of dark fruits(plum, raisin, cherry), nougat. i happen to like sweet beers and this one is definitely that. first sip resembles some kind of alcoholic raisin, sticky prune, liquid candy concoction. extremely sweet. medium bodied and chewy. the second sweetest beer i remember behind the old Kasteelbier Donker(melted brown sugar) underrated.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice tan head on top a cola coloured bock good carbonation aroma vanilla caramel mild chocolate flavour very sweet alcohol noticeable caramel vanilla sugar toffee chocolate dark fruit taste miold bitter finish malt taste sweet alcohol strong
troopie (2303) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured deep ruby with thick ecru head. Much lacing. Fruity aroma, cherries, malt sweetness, caramel, toast. Flavour is unbalanced. Alcohol with plums and syrup. Oversweet. Finish begins thin, then turns to alcohol. This needs more hops to balance it.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured a mahogony/ruby tone with a thick, beige head. Aroma of rich, brown sugars, dark fruits, and a metallic quality. A thick, boozy brew. Lots of fruit esters and dark plum, raisin, and prune-like fruit flavors. Not a lot of hops going but vastly diacetyl.
MrBunn (2789) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (with a terrifying 10.5% ABV indicated on the label.) I’m a little worried about blindness or some other side effect from this as I pour. Pour is fair enough, though. A nice reddish brown body with a very dense foamy head of a finger and a half. Aromas are even pretty attractive. I pick up some light chocolate, a bit of fruit (apples and plum?), a little bit of a creamy smell and no alcohol. Flavor is another matter... it’s not bad, it’s just too much. Way unbalanced sweetness and fruitiness (which might even be really good if I were in the mood for it), an alcoholic warmth and a bit of an astringency.
larsniclas (6960) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Thx Gustaf
Dark amber. Brief head.
Sweet, fruity, vinous aroma.
Very sweet flavour; almost sugary. Dried fruits
mithe (1696) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 (Bottle 0,5l)
Strong sweet, caramel, spicy, light dried fruit aroma. Clear red-black color. Minimal brown head. Very sweet. Alcohol taste. Sticky texture. Full body. Sweet and alcohol finish.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
New, fresh bottles just arrived here. Contrary to many, I find this to be a good doppelbock.
My fresh bottle made for an amazing pour with a good 1-2 inch head of light tan froth that looked gorgeous, and retained rather well through the stein. Plenty of lace.
Nose has some fresh brownbread aromas and a faint resemblance to cookie dough.
Upon tasting there is a very pleasing malt sweetness that is far more sweet than most doppelbocks present to the palate. Espresso crema is there as well, perhaps an espresso with 2 shots of sugar in the raw. No harsh flavors whatsoever. Smooth body. Somewhat sexy & sweet.
Finish leaves a kiss of caramel on the palate.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/10/2009 Review. 1-16.9 oz.Bottle $3.79
Foamy lacy tan head.Opaque double dark red edged obsidian color.Roasted plum fig fruit malty front.Thick sweet hot fruity malty roasted thick spicy body.Hot EtOH mild hop rich roasted end.Too Big! 3.5 Rating
Thin light espresso mild lace head.Clear rich dark ruby red black color.Thick pour.Rich Black Cherry Fig Raison dark fruit mild hop front. Cloying sweet malty thick toffee smooth rich sweetbread syrup body.Mild EtOH creamy mild hop smooth long end.Rich complex tasty smooth Big Bock.
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Billa, Prague. Pours dark brown with a small creamy white head. Nose is vaguely roasted and very sweet of nuts and chocolate. Taste is even sweeter. Lots of Sugar, syrup and some caramel and dried fruit. Smooth and medium mouthfeel. Way too much syrup and alcohol.