BeerandBlues2 (12829) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. bottle from artusory. Pours deep mahagony with a small light tan frothy head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is nutty and medium roasted caramel malts (meal, cereal) with hay and straw notes. Mild bitterness and acidity, medium sweet caramel malt, finish is dry and spicy, faint alcohol notes. Medium bodied and creamy palate that ends dry and spicy.
Dogbrick (12565) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Firewaters in Atlantic City. This brew pours a dark brownish-amber color with a thin off-white head that dissipates fairly fast. Spotty lacing throughout. Roasted malt aroma with hints of alcohol and raisins. Medium, smooth body with sweet malt and caramel flavors, accompanied by notes of hops here and there. The finish is on the sweet side with caramel and malt, followed by touches of hops and a bit of burning alcohol. Above average Doppelbock for my money.
Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of fiulijn - clear brown colour with a modest head retention; aroma of malt and nut with a hint of solvant, some caramel too; sweet and slightly sticky; some late bitterness, heavy caramel and sweet malts in the finish
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours clear amber with a tan head. Aroma of malt, ripe fruit, caramel and raisins. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle-pours a creamy tan/light brown head. Hazy deep orange/amber color. Aroma-puts off a lot of aroma. Sweet, sharp___(fruity syrup smell) possibly from plums or apricots, malty. Taste follows the aroma with the malt becoming a nutty malt. Seems like oak barreled. OK carbonation. Occasional, not to my taste but, nicely done. Date stamp on bottle was partially legible, approx 10/04. Other 6 packs in this store went back to ’03.
crossovert (12225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz brown bottle. Bottled 07/23/10.
It pours a nice reddish brown with a foamy off-white head. The head stick sfor a bit and recedes to a bit of nice lacing.
This is a fruity, alcoholic smelling doppelbock. Really heavy on the fruit. It is basic but pleasant.
The flavor is also fruity, but with a huge kick of sweet caramel. Layers of caramel hit you and the sweetness while high, isn’t too overbearing. The dark fruits accent it well bringing to mind some fine bon bons.
Of course it pales in comparison to Salvator, but it can compete surprisingly with some of the other German doppelbocks, very nice from Troeegs.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-24-2010 05:52:51
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a mahagony color with a off white/brownish head. Malty aromas (caramel). Tastes like it smells. Sweet beginning. Alcohol well hidden. I’m not sure if I am a Doppelbock fan or not, but this beer didn’t do it for me.
Pinball (12030) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear redbrown, smooth light brown head.
malty and nutty strong lagerish aroma, flavor is malty, caramelly, notes of chocolate,
Sammy (11811) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light reddish colour, good suitable hops, creamy easy drink. Well malted including chocolate malt, carmel. Damn good for the style. Well carbonated.
slowrunner77 (11460) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"a great example of the dopplebock style. full bodied, full flavored bready malt goodness. smells and tastes of dark fruit and fresh baked bread. good stuff...wish i had more."