Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
Poured chilled into small snifter glass.
Appearance: intense dark brown like molasses. A quarter inch of head which dissipated quickly. No lacings around the glass.
Smell: while chilled, picked up some caramel and vanilla. As the beer warmed up, I picked up whiffs of root beer.
Taste: sweet malt with a touch of bourbon. As it warmed up, noted flavor of Cola. Whiskey flavors became a bit more prominent. Finishes slightly burnt, maybe a little bit of ash. Not a huge malt bomb, I'd say more balance with the malt sweetness and finishes burnt. It wasn't overpoweringly sweet like I expected.
Mouthfeel: highly carbonated - kind of goes hand in hand with the slight Cola taste. But carbonation seems to fade as it warms up. No booziness or heat noted.
Overall: The flavors are well balance between the sweet maltiness and the burnt finish. Not as complex as I hoped it to be but still outstanding.
07-31-2014 04:08:02 | More by Benish
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,053 ratings.