Schmucker Doppel-Bock Dunkel - Privat Brauerei Schmucker Ober-Mossau KG
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Reviews by boddhitree:
4.5/5 rDev +16.3%
Yep, it's dark, dark brown with red and orange tints peaking through the light. It's also got a light brown head, but it falls flat almost instantly.
The aroma is lots and lots of roasted malts, yep, it's a Bock. I also get a alcohol smell coming up, and again at 8%, no wonder.
The flavor: brandy-like flavors, roasted malts, a little tang from the alcohol and a wee bit of bitterness. The middle is red wine-like, more roasted malts and more alcohol. The back finally is where all the sweet caramel Münchner malts pop out among roasted malt flavors. Again, it's got a brandy quality that's hard to miss in the aftertaste. What I like is that the roasted flavor really predominates but it's not overwhelming or super-sickly sweet like some Bocks or Dunkles I've reviewed here.
Again, overall it's a brandy-like mix, but this time it's a roasted malt-sickle. It's a good beer but I wish they'd been able to hide the alcohol better. Maybe this beer would be better in 6 months to a year. Mmmm, I think I have an idea… cellaring. A 4.5 rating.
09-24-2013 20:01:27 | More by boddhitree
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
Poured a clear deep garnett with a 1/2 finger light brown head that some nice staying power,loved the aromas full of life notes of molasses and vanilla with underlying tobacco and alcohol zip some real nice complexities goin on.Big doughy mouthfeel obviosly malt driven but not overly sweet some vanilla and caramel with a firm pizza-dough feel to it finishing whiskyish with a lightly sweet alcohol burn.A beautiful doppelbock and it came in a Schmucher variety 12 pack for $8.00 frickin bucks cant top that.I know this isnt the best time of year for a big warming doppelbock but this hit the spot.
08-14-2006 22:25:26 | More by oberon
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
Coppercolored with a bubbly head, it settles quickly and leaves almost no lace. A pretty color, yes, but the head left alot to be desired.
The nose is big and fruity with touches of raisin and syrup. There is also a touch of toffee in the smell, pretty appealing overall.
The taste is malty, also here does the fruityness shine through alot. The bitterness is on a medium level and the carbondioxide is on a very low level.
This was my first Doppelbock ever so I haven't got anything to compare with but I liked it. :)
04-18-2003 13:48:36 | More by Rocko
4.28/5 rDev +10.6%
This is about the best presentation of any doppelbock I've ever seen. It produces a little over three fingers thick of rocky tan head, which peaks about a half an inch over the top of my stein--great lacing. The body is dark ruby red in color, and is light enough to allow light to easily shine through, in order to show off its clear body.
Aroma is earthy in nature, with hints of maple, vanilla, and a little bit of spiciness.
The taste starts off as maple, then to chocolate. It has a slightly herbal finish.
Mouth feel is smooth, then coarse in the middle, and a slight alcohol burn in the end.
Now that the temperature has dropped for the year and the air being crisp and dry... This is the way to enjoy a great doppelbock such as this.
10-15-2009 16:00:58 | More by TheSarge
4/5 rDev +3.4%
bb 17-02-06. Nice head, yellowish and dark brown beercolor, cristal clear. Nose is hoppy, some, mostly caramellic and roasty maltaromes and litle alcohol. Alltogether a quiet plesant nose. As is the taste of this brew, strong, caramellic creamy bathing in lots of alcohol. Good bitterness that's quiet strong together wit a sharp note from the roast in aftertaste making this one even more enjoyable. Mouthfeel is full and has with the taste good carbonation making it good drinkable but quiet heavy!
06-05-2005 12:36:22 | More by paterlodie
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
Dark copper-brown and clear, with a decent amount of lace. Mild dark malt aroma.
Flavor is sweet and rich, dark malts predominate again (no surprise). Hints of plum and baker's chocolate. Slightly metallic, not as pronounced as other beers by this brewer.
A smooth, medium body avoids being syrupy; has a lightly warming alcoholic touch in the finish. Would be a nice wintertime choice.
08-09-2005 01:08:04 | More by shirfan
United Kingdom (England)
3.03/5 rDev -21.7%
Thick dark toffee coloured body with a fluffy tan head that fades fast, and light carbonation. Lots of dark wheaty aromas, with some sweet caramel notes and a bready nuttiness. An abundance of roasted malts in the flavour, grainy, and hints of toffee. It has a full body with a surprising amount of carbonation. Not a great doppelbock, not even in the same league as Ayinger Celebrator.
12-27-2009 20:04:44 | More by PartyBear
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Darkish amber/copper hue and very hazy. Very visually appealing. Malts, plum / fruitiness on the nose. Huge malt sweetness dominates initially and is then followed by sweet toffee - like notes and small notes of caramel on the palate. Very smooth with a medium body...very good balance. There's no shortage of malt flavors in this brew.There's is some alcohol warmth very noticeable in the finish. This is a very flavorful doppelbock.
03-22-2002 14:27:47 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
Half-liter bottle dated 9 Jan 09. Poured into a pint glass - very clear, copper color with ruby highlights and a light tan, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes.
Big malty nose, as expected for the style, with overtones of bread. Little to no hop aroma.
Taste mirrors the aroma - malt, malt, and more malt, though there was the slightest hint of hop presence in the aftertaste.
Finish was somewhat sweet, in line with the somewhat thick, chewy mouthfeel.
I enjoyed the beer and look forward to sampling more of Schmucker's offerings now that I am living in Germany. Will have again.
03-12-2008 22:28:06 | More by kevinglin
Schmucker Doppel-Bock Dunkel from Privat Brauerei Schmucker Ober-Mossau KG
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