alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle; pretty cheap price. Pour a darker shade of brown with a medium, very light brown. Aroma was very good with chocolate covered caramel, fruit, dough and yeasty alcohol. Very quality palate. Good taste with a high amount of complexity. A great example of the style. HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 500mL Bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with thick tan head. Sweet malt aroma. Nice sweet taste. Great beer. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3/7/08 - 500ml bottle at Ginger Man in Dallas. Pours red w/ brown hues. Nose is sweet caramel and toffee, slight fruit aroma. Taste is much the same, caramel and toffee wit hhints of chocolate. Very tasty and quaffable doppelbock. darkninja67 (40) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2008
500ml bottle- pours a rich amber color with a nice tan 2 finger head. Slight malty aroma noted. Caramel and chocolate noted on the initial taste. Smooth with a hint of hops. Alcohol is there but never become intrusive. Easy to drink and a pretty well done Doppelbock overall. gam (4037) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2008
Thick frothy head on dark red ruby pour,aroma caramel good malt,chocolate,flavour malty,chocolate,nice easy mellow flavour,finish bitter,mellow caramel.
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
23 Feb 08 500 ml bottle ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Dark brown, cola-like, clear. Lt tan puffy head, 4
Mostly malty notes in the aroma- carmelly, some hint of roastiness, 7
Very smooth flavor, very little bitterness, sweet..., 7
Med hvy body, med carb, 3
Pretty straightforward German Doppelbock, not as thick as others, but very nicely done, 17
Pours a nice dark brown color with some copper highlights. Light tan head. Nose is brown sugar, caramel, and a hint of roasted malt. Taste is very muted as I only pick up sugar and some malt. Very hard to taste anything. The alcohol content is well hidden I will say that. TrefwoordPunk (1289) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head and a smell of caramel, brown sugar, honey and malt. The flavor is malty sweet with brown sugar and a hoppy bite. I would have liked it a bit less hoppy. Good, but nothing more than that desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Pours a golden amber with a tight beige head. Aroma is caramely, doughy and sweet with no significant hoppiness. Flavor is rich with caramel and toasted malts, ripe fruits, a faint hop bite, and some smoky undertones. The finish is sweet and lingering with mild alcohol warmth. Extremely well balanced; bold without being overpowering. Very nice! illidurit (2354) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Poured into my Eichhof bier mug. Pours a dark transparent brown with highlights ranging from ruby to orange. Nice fluffy white head of two fingers. Not much lacing.
Nose is very dark, with a kind of fruitcake-like sweet doughy maltiness. Some milk chocolate influence as well.
Tastes very sweet, with a lot of rich malt and sugary dark fruit notes like date and prune. The chocolate note comes out in the flavor, as well as a distinct flavor of fresh grainy bread.
Very smooth on the palate, with great carbonation and a nice medium-full body. A bit too sweet to be incredibly drinkable.