TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Poured a rich dark brown with a tan off white head. Rather enjoyed this, close to the Ayinger but maybe not as robust and flavorful. Malts and a toffee presence, relatively mild, tinge of sweet and maybe a little dry bitterness, good and drinkable. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
50cl bottle. Dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is doughy and sweet, with cookies, dried berries some licorice, and cake. The flavor is clean and smooth with plenty of malt. I little sweet, but definitely within the typical range. Toffee and light roast flavors with low bitterness, but enough balance to not be cloying. Full and slightly chewy mouthfeel. Quite drinkable and balanced, though you have to be in the mood to handle this much malt. Nice doppelbock; rich, yet refined. notalush (5909) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Dark mahogany beer, with a soapy off-white head - lovely, complex nose of sweet malts, caramel, chocolate, rum-soaked raisins, plum, a slightly roasty, almost smoky character - nice and creamy in the mouth - starts out with some roasted malt character, and loads of toffee - a hint of treacle-ish sweetness is tempered well by the roasty character - strong raisin and fig flavor, brown sugar, buttered toast - chocolate, coffee, very light smoke - ends with a mild acidity that cleanses the sweetness from the palate - this is extremely well made. AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Pours brown in color with a very nice, two inch beige head. Smell is all toffee and malt. Wonderful. Taste is the same. More toffee than you can imagine. There was a bit of grain and nuts hidden in the taste as well. Incredibly smooth and creamy on the mouthfeel. This is a truly great bock. I think this would be incredible on draft. hoptimus (50) - Grand Island, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2008
500 ml. bottle. My first doppelbock. No proper glassware, except for a couple of stiens, but I like to look at a new beer. Poured into an english pint... dark, rich brown that you could only barely see through when held up to the light, and then it gives off a deep red hue. Aroma reminded me of a good imperial stout, but more nutty and musty. Flavor was very nutty, earthy and had hints of chocolate, toffee and some vanilla in the finish. Very low hop character. To me it seemed like a brown ale coupled with a weak RIS. Can’t describe it exactly but there was something in the flavor that didn’t sit right with me. Overall it was okay, but a pleasure to look at and stick your nose in.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 17, 2008
500mL bottle, courtesy of ryan. Thanks! Pours a dark, hazy cola color; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Loads of caramel, sticky dried fruits and hard candy in the aroma; a bit over the top on the sticky candy. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy caramel, dried fruits, and raisins; a bit drier, and with less intense candy presence than the aroma suggests; well-composed beer, just not something I can see myself drinking a lot of. Lengthy finish: caramel, candy, and some sweet dried dark fruit. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Hazy brown body with a large off-white head. Sugary toffee nose with raisins and figs. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with light roast, some chocolate, lots of toffee, cookie dough, raisins and figs. Medium/full body is very soft with moderate, gentle carbonation. llcooldave (1221) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Nice brown leather color with a touch of ruby thrown in. Sweet malt aroma.
Beautifully complex flavor: bready & nutty with a touch of dried fruit thrown in. Normally I’m not a bit fan of the dried fruit flavor but this has a slight bitter dryness that really balances out the sweetness. Korbinian is a practically a perfect beer. Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Dark brown color with a hint of red. Smells like chocolate and joy. Tastes like chocolate and carmel. it leaves a little bit of lacing down the glass, oh yea, it has a small of white head. I like it. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle from Belmont Station--Brown-mahogany body with a small fluffy white head. Fruity, mildly tart, and earthy nose. Lots of malt complexity. Taste of dark fruits, grains, stickiness. Robust, rich, and everchanging flavor. Yum!