BeerBaboon (2083) - FINLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Pours brown with tan head. Aroma is roasted, dark bread and caramel. Flavour is roasted, dark bread, light to medium sweet and light bitter. Not the best of doppelbocks. It’s a good beer but pales in comparison to the likes of Ayinger Celebrator and Weltenburger Asam Bock. Thomas_W1 (783) - Rastatt, GERMANY - APR 28, 2017
Flasche 0,5l: Kastanienbraun, klar, kräftiger stabiler mittelporiger beiger Schaum; sehr süße und kräftig würzige Nase, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, eingelegte/getrocknete Früchte, Backpflaumen, leichte Säure, etwas Hopfen; im Körper kräftige würzige Süße, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, dunkle Fruchtigkeit, eingelegte/getrocknete Früchte, cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, leichte Hopfenaromen, Röstaromen, nussig, fruchtig-würzige Bitterkeit; angenehmer fruchtig-würziger Nachgang Fules (1187) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 27, 2017
Nagy, nem túl tartós hab, sötétbarna szín. Karamelles, malátás, aszalt gyümölcsös illat. Karamelles, pörkölt malátás, aszalt gyümölcsös ízvilág, némi gyógyfüves felhanggal. Közepesen testes, közepesen szénsavas, enyhén keserű.Tisztességesen összerakott, finom barna.
thellgren (1030) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2017
0.5 l bottle from Alko Hakaniemi, Helsinki. Appearance is brown and clear. Aroma has burnt dark chocolate. Taste has malts and dark chocolate - very dark and dry chocolate (over 90% cocoa), A bit too dry for my taste or maybe I just served it to myself too cold. Well, anyway not even close to Salvator or Celebrator as an Easter lent beer. minihame2 (621) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Clear, deep mahogany colour with a foamy, tan head. Malty aroma, dark rye bread. Taste has light sweetness and plenty of malty character. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, somewhat oily feel. It’s decent.
Kauge (1928) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle.BB 15.03.2018. Pours coppery dark amber with steady creamy beige head. Aroma of slightly metallic sweet nutty malts, dark fruits, toffee and chocolaty hints. Tastes sweet, pleasantly malty, slightly grainy, dryish. Carbonation very modest. Faint earthy notes. Overall pretty nice. Hermod (7693) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Poured clear mahogany color with a thin white head.
Bready malty aroma, molasses, caramel.
Toasty, caramelly malty flavor, bready as well. Sweetness in finish but nice balance. body could be fuller but overall a nice doppelbock. biir (1309) - Berlin, - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle - dark brown color with a red reflection. nice head. taste is caramell and toffee. very sweet. dark malts. dry finish. okay olio (10167) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2017
50 cl bottle @ home. BBE 15.03.2018.aleigator (945) - GERMANY - FEB 13, 2017
Pours clear amber color with a large head. Aroma is quite bready and malty, some faint earthy notes, hints of spices, yeast and some caramel. Flavor is also dry bready, toasted malty, sweet with caramel, some grainy notes in there too. Nice malty body, maybe a bit too grainy dry for my taste but very nice still.
Produces a glowing, dark brown colored beer, with a huge, creamy beige head.
Smells of molasses and caramel malts, very sweet with a spicy licorice note, toned down by a tart whiff. A light earth profile builds the rustic foundation in this, on which the sweet malt profile settles atop.
This drinks great. Amazingly soft on the tongue, the mouthfeel is defined by a well accentuated, vivid carbonation, which prevents the beer from becoming too sweet by lending a mineralic note to the flavors.
The taste mirrors the nose - it is full of glazed caramel and toffee malts, sweet and fulfilling, balanced by a note of earth and grains. This first impression changes entirely, once the beer’s hop profile becomes recognizable. It packs a dryness, which is reminiscent of bitter, earthen cold brew coffee, with a good amount of dried herbs in this case. Finishes with an reinvigorated toffee sweetness and a mineralic aftermath from the prominent hops, very clean and explosive on the tongue.
This is like an unforseen rollercoaster ride, with a pungent dryness, adding to the malty, sweet foundation of the beer, which results in a well composed, complex and very enjoyable Doppelbock.