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Doppelbock Dunkel | Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tavernjef on 02-18-2007

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Photo of k7sw
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Interesting, strong and complex beer. Looks flat and unappealing but aroma and taste are very good. Pours deep brown with almost no foam head. Smells malty, fruity and alcoholic. Taste of alcohol is dominant, some cellaring would work well to balance this beer.

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Photo of crossovert
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz papered brown bottle.

It pours a beautiful reddish-brown with a foamy off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.

The smell has a nice fruitiness, caramel, and a hint of alcohol.

The flavor is right on, perfect for a doppelbock. It isn't too sweet. It has delicate dark fruit notes, some nuttiness, caramel, and some cocoa. There is no hop balance, but there doesn't need to be, this is a smooth, smooth beer.

The mouthfeel is spot on, the drinkability is high.

Just a great beer, I didn't like Samichlaus on my first try, but this one I definitely dig and it gives me light for this brewery.

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Photo of rajkrishna
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of TongoRad
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of jsanto
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a aventenus fan. But this is right there. I will buy another 4-pack.

The one I had, must have been very fresh.

Taste . First sip, Bach. As it sat in my glass for awhile, jut as good 10 minutes later.

Mouth. I like a dat.

Over . My go to Bach.

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Photo of bobhits
4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow amazing deep black amber color. Held to the light the only thing I can see through it is the over head light itself. Just amazing depth and unlike anything I can think of. Normally no light or the glass will light up. Here just the image of the over head light. There is a decent amount of carbonation but that is already long gone before this description has been written.

This glass was recently cleaned and I’m sadly picking up the scent of the soap used to clean it, no impact on flavor I assure you. A bit more into the beer, the aroma of toffee, amber malts, dried figs,

Deep rich chocolate and caramel malts, Not sure on the age of this beer but the hops are gone from sight. Toffee and sweet malt are the show case here. A touch bitter hops perhaps at the end to give off a hair of floral flavors. Very much muted though.

A bit light in body and not enough carbonation, but at the same time the abv is just non existent. I have a feeling this is a WELL aged bottle but I can’t find any information on the bottle about that.

Just an amazing beer. I can’t express how nice an example of this style this beer really is. Based on other reviews I have a feeling this one was pretty well aged and many flaws have washed away.

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Photo of joshwlt
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This had a clear brown color and when held to the light had a ruby color. No head, no lace. Smelt much like a light lager - barley malt and earthy. One of the best tasting beers I've had though. Sweet malt, almost appley, yet with amber roasted malt (caramel) and a light smokey character. Backed by a zesty hop profile. Tasted amazing. Thinner mouthfeel than your average doppelbock, not as meaty. But some spicyness from the hops and very smooth. Couldn't pick up the amount of alcohol in the brew and drank this at an enjoyable speed. Delicious beer, though not your typical doppelbock. By the way I found some strange thread-like shaped silicates I think. I may drink it again sometime to take better notes on the flavor.

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Photo of AlesALot
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very beautiful beer. A deep ruby red in color, and excellent clarity. Not much head to it as is typical for the style.

Smells peppery with dark fruits and licorice. some alcohol noticible.

Tastes of very deep maltyness with some coco and spicyness with a dry finish of earthy hoppiness. not much alcohol presence but some warmth very subtle for an 8.5%

Not over cabonated. Thick and silky.
Very good and very drinkable. You could guzzle this one, but I wouldn't recommend it.
An exceptional beer. Not quite as good as the Samichlause, but how could it be!?

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Photo of pkalix
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

doesnt eggenberg make samicluase too? and isnt samiclause a dopplebock also? interesting. and i have a dunkel samiclause ready to go in the frig....
pours dark ruby, small head.
smells sweet, chewy.... toffee? caramel? i havent had a sami in YEARS but it brings it to mind...
taste is... sweet, but funky sweet.... what IS that i'm getting?? says 'coffee' and toffee on the website.... and some beautiful women on the website also....
the taste is bringing back memories of a certain pub in the mall in las vegas called DER BARON's.... i cannot place the taste, but it is familiar. i am wondering if it is the sami....?
anyway, overall, this is an interesting brew. i need to do the sami now to see if it is the brewery which produces this peculiar taste or if it is the ingredients. or the region? i want to say i like it. it's certainly a HEAVIER doblebock than the typical german variety and very sweet, still... i give it a 4.5 overall simply for the memories... but it rightfully deserves it.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a dark brown/copper color with half an inch off-white head that went away quickly. Lacing is OK. The aroma is sweet and malty, it smells like caramel malt, chocolate, toffee and raisins. The taste is similar to the aroma, with the addition of nuts, smoke, peppery spice and brown sugar. Both the aroma and taste are pretty good. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has average carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, the alcohol isn't very noticable at all, it's smooth and very easy to drink. It's a great beer for a cold fall/winter day. I think this is a pretty good dopplebock, if you get a chance to try it you should.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into dimpled seidel. Fizzes, no head. Dark ruby brown.

Nose of dark fruit, sweet bread. Malt.

Taste: A little smoky, but not very roasted. Dark fruit. Dried cherries. Clovey hops.

Bold but not overbearing mouth feel.

A heavy, masculine beer. For fans of Eisbock, Dunkelweizen, Weizenbock, Imperial Oktoberfest, scotch ale, and doppelbocks.

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Photo of Pencible
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured a clear, dark mahogany with a bit of off-white head. It smelled like fig, prune, raisin and honey wheat, with a bit of smoke and wild yeast and alcohol. It tasted like mellow roasted barley, sweet raisin and molasses, rusted copper hops, and a bit of oak and honey wheat. It was watery with a bit of carbonation, and had a bittersweet aftertaste. Overall this was a very nice beer with great smell and tasty flavor, and decent body. It was very clean and super easy to drink, and it hid the alcohol well. But I preferred to sip it to better enjoy the subtleties in the flavor. Based on the scent, I expected a bigger flavor (like a barleywine or old ale), but the flavor wasn't nearly that big. It was almost disappointing, but it was just too tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of BGDrock
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: root beer brown; clear; minimal head; induces salivation!

Aroma: crisp wheat/malt and mild hop - similar to a lager, but with more caramel and roasty hints

Taste & Mouthfeel: great molasses, burnt caramel flavours - it's actually tasting like root beer too with a hint of earthy spice; crisp and clean, very well balanced to make an easy drinking beer that could have mass appeal; as warms get more yeast character with some more spice and dark fruit (cherry, raisin)

Overall: complex and fun flavour for an easy drinking brew; balances everything perfectly, from sweet to bitter, crisp and smooth, complex and familiar

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Photo of BierBrawlinator
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a 2 finger head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. You can swirl a nice froth at any given time. The color is dark chestnut, with some deep ruby hues and is fairly clear with nice beading.

The nose is dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, and molasses. A nice burst of malt hits the palate with plenty of dark fruity esters coming through. Chocolate, raisin, toffee, and dark fruits dominate the initial flavor blast, followed by a smooth and creamy finish.

What a great doppelbock. There are plenty of malty, fruity flavors to session with this one for hours. As it warms, even more flavors come out. This beer gets better with every sip.

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Photo of kvnstfrd
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark-brown, cola colour. Head fades away quickly, leaving some sticky lacing behind. Smells of toffee/molasses and a note of real liquorice. Taste is semi-sweet molasses, with a mild hop bitter, along with a coffee-ish bitter flavour in the finish. Picking up up some notes of fig preserves in there as it warms up. Body is between medium and full; carbonation is barely detectable. As I expected, another finely crafted beer from Schloss Eggenberg.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber hue for color paired with a soft malt aroma. Following this is a caramely flavor accompanied by an extremely smooth body. Overall this is a really great traditional doppelbock, first of which I have ever had from Austria.

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Photo of SirSketch
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep reddish brown in color. Tons of carbonation bubbles. Thick, lacy head.

S - This was the highlight of this beer. Banana-nut bread, clove, sweet caramel malts, and dark fruit dominate this beer's aroma.

T - Seems more like a Scottish-style ale than a doppelbock to me, but I still enjoyed it very much. Tastes of butterscotch candy, coffee, and nutty chocolates. Slight bitterness as well. Long lasting aftertastes.

M/D - Full bodied beer with medium carbonation. Drinkable, but definitely a sipping beer. I really liked this one!

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Photo of gautch726
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful beer. Pours a deep brown. Has a bit of a bite on the tongue, but a great flavor. Very drinkable, very tasty.

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Photo of fountainofyouth
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant deep rerddish chestnut with some chunks floating around – probably a sign of age. No bottle date, billowy off-white thick creamy head, nose has some chocolate, more chocolate on the palate, not a lot of hops – might have something to do with both the style and the age, there is some faint coffee on the nose and on the palate. Very creamy, very faint licorice to anise, lingering malty toffee chocolate flavors, excellent lace, soft carbonation. Even with the chunks and age, it is very very good.

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Photo of sbluerock
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of imbibehour
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep mahogany brown, with dark walnut edges and reddish almost ruby hue but far darker body color. Creamy one finger head only a faint tan appearance, but settles to a very creamy thin crown puck and collar.

Sticky black licorice, hints of alcohol rum like and booze, with a nice thick toffee rich aroma. Clove spicy qualities, a brittle kind of tree bark and woody tone, fairly dry surprisingly but not at all hot either. Real nice smelling doppelbock.

Palate hits with good sweetness but manages to push the right buttons. Sticky toffee in the front, with thick caramel sweetness in the mid palate. Slightly dense clove notes, but with a light body that balances and coats the palate with ease. Clean finish, with a muted sticky quality that makes for easy drinking. Aftertaste hints a little mild licorice, even some plum like fruit just a bit too.

A real nice solid doppelbock and definitely on the sweeter edge, but very tolerable.

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Photo of Sebas
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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