SanfordBrewer (1608) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 translucent mahogany, thin beige head, chewy full body, medium co2.NEB_WineNBeer (18) - USA - AUG 6, 2010
aroma: lots of medium-roasted malt, lots of fruity alcohol esters, brown bread crust, some minerality, and hints of licorice and treacle.
taste: chewy roasted malt, sweet dark toffee, earthy grain, hints of cola and chocolate malt.
any and all hops are kept well below the surface. less cloying than the urbock 23°, but still a bit too sweet to be sessional.
Nice dopplebock. Very rich for a lager. Toffee is certainly present. It reminds me of a Heath bar a bit with the chocolate and toffee combination. Dry finish. crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
11.2 oz papered brown bottle.
It pours a beautiful reddish-brown with a foamy off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.
The smell has a nice fruitiness, caramel, and a hint of alcohol.
The flavor is right on, perfect for a doppelbock. It isn’t too sweet. It has delicate dark fruit notes, some nuttiness, caramel, and some cocoa. There is no hop balance, but there doesn’t need to be, this is a smooth, smooth beer.
The mouthfeel is spot on, the drinkability is high.
Just a great beer, I didn’t like Samichlaus on my first try, but this one I definitely dig and it gives me light for this brewery. It is silly that this beer isn’t rated higher.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-13-2010 05:13:39 Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown. Full off white head. Rich, hearty malty flavor, caramel. Some roast. Smooth and perfect strength. Real good beer. 9er (99) - Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2014
Sweet aroma of cherries and fig appeal to this rich amber brew. The malty taste and presence of sweet bread, raisin, cereal, passion fruit essence are balanced with a bit of rum-like acohol in the balance of a sip. Fortunately I do not taste the bitter presence of said hops mentioned by others on this feed. There exists a slight hint of toffee and woody essence, but no more than necessary to round out the session.
Zaakistan (19) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
A bottle nearing expiration. Little to no head. Just a wonderful taste and mouth feel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a dark-brown, cola colour. Head fades away fairly quickly, leaving some sticky lacing behind. Smells of toffee/molasses and a note of real liquorice. Taste is semi-sweet molasses, with a mild hop bitter, along with a coffee-ish bitter flavour in the finish. Picking up up some notes of fig preserves in there as it warms up. Body is between medium and full; carbonation is barely detectable. As I expected, another finely crafted beer from Schloss Eggenberg. julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2012
This is a great smooth and malty drink. There wasn’t too big of a hoppy finish. But it was okay. Not my ultimate favorite. I’d get it again though if I felt the need. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Dark brown pour with an off white head. Sweet malty nose with lots of dark fruit notes. Flavor is similar with the malt being balanced by just a touch of hops like the description reads. The dried fruit and brown sugar really come out in the finish as well. A textbook doppelbock, delicious. popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Pours that classic translucent brown color of a dunkel. The malt is a molasses, tobacco, and hints to some fruit maybe prune. The texture is thin and carbonation average with a moderate leavel of sweet, acidic, bitter taste that blend to make a great beer.