ineedbeer (428) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very rich and malty with a lot of toasted bread, dark caramel, toffee and other melanoidins. Light fruitiness with faint dark cherry and plum. No hop flavor. Light nuttiness.
Pours a clear dark copper to brown with ruby highlights and a moderately thick tan head that has really nice retention. Faint lacing and no legs.
Flavor is moderately to very sweet with a large malt character. Lots of toasted bread along with dark caramel and a light chocolate note. Light raisin with medium light plum and cherry notes. Medium light bitterness with no hop flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low to medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty enjoyable beer. I donít find myself often reaching for German beers, but the maltiness has a nice complexity to it. Fairly big and sweet, but also very easy drinking and clean.
GT2 (7044) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CK thanks to craftycarl21! Clear, deep jewel ruby/blood red pour. Thick, starchy red twizzlers nose. Taste is clean, malty, mild hop bite, dense, bready. Balanced, clean. Nice.
Inbreak (1073) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating rerated 26.09.2013, 0,5l bottle shared with Palme @ hotel in Amsterdam:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet, caramel malts, malt candy, dark sugar, nuts, toffee. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel malts, grass, hops, toffee, nuts, dark sugar, hints of licorice. Medium bitterness. Fair enough.
paulvanpelt (251) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Helder en kastanjebruin bier. Neus van wijn, caramel. Zoet en bitter. Medium tot volle body, zacht in de mond. Lekker!
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark reddish brown with a huge frothy beige head. Aroma of zesty sweet roast malt. Medium body, toasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Dry, bitter sweet finish.
rok1024 (743) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Deep red clear appearance, medium head. Roasted barley aroma, similar to roasted grain coffee substitute aroma. Sweet and well rounded. Very good and satisfying Doppelbock style beer.
fellebag (510) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl. Yellow creamy medium head. Clear dark brown color. Aroma is bread, sugar, cloves and roasted choco malt. Taste is sugar, syrup, malt and chocolate.
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dnicolaescu (410) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: beige, medium, frothy, bwloe avg. retention. Colour: ruby-brown, clear.
Aroma: caramel, burnt sugar.
Taste: caramel, well done biscuit, slightly bitter and phenolic.
Body is medium, on the dunkler bock side. Not bad.
blklab2007 (1778) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a brown color with red highlights and a thin coating of tan head that held a ring on the glass. Aroma has brown malts, chocolate, mild roast, and a touch of earth. Mouth feel is on the lighter side and there is nice steady carbonation. Flavor brings the malt to the front, chocolate powder, mild creeping bitterness, and some toffee sweetness. Just the right balance of flavors and very smooth to drink!
Aquilo (511) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thick head. Brown sugar aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not in a bad way. Very good all around.