Brewery: Brauerei Aying (Ayinger Brewery)
Type: DoppelBock (Double Bock)
Appearance: Lovely off-white, dense head that persists, however not a ton of lacing – maybe a medium to small amount. The beer is a dark walnut color.
Aroma: Smells like dark fruit, mainly raisins and berries, with an elusive cereal grain underneath.
Taste: Sweet at the start, then kicks in with a strong roasted malt flavor that comes back immediately with the exhale. No taste of alcohol but the aftertaste has a small trace of bitterness.
Feel: Soft and creamy texture; really coats the mouth.
Overall: Great beer – something to sip slowly. One part due to the higher ABV and another part because it’s rich and flavorful. I wish there was a bit more carbonation and, at times, the roasted malt borders on a burnt taste.