That sounds about perfect to me. I had a Sprecher (Milwaukee) Doppelbock last night and at 8% ABV and it had that Fuselalkohole you are talking about -- just a little disappointing from a brewery that has a great rep for German-style beers -- "hot," peppery alcohol throughout. As I said in my review, "Doppelbock ought to lull you into a false sense of security with mellow, sweet malt and smooth drinking -- before you discover the bar stool is too tall for your legs." Sounds like the Faust fits that bill. And the Krug is great too!