Thanks to Beerinator for the opportunity to try this as part of XBIF 39.
In the end this was a somewhat disappointing Doppelbock. All the important charcteristics were there, but it left me feeling unsatisfied.
Good looking dark mahogany pour, but the beer was a bit lifeless. Not much in the way of lasting head and no lacing. Good malt aromas, but too much alcohol in the taste and in the smell for me. The body lacked the substance that a big Doppelbock should posess, and was simply too thin.
Final alcohol burn in the finish completed the somewhat less than stellar effort.