hackobock (2961) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 1, 2016. Bottle, best before July 6, 2016.
Clear deep mahogny with a small yellowish head. Aroma is malty with toffee, dark bread, hints of prunes, raisins and berries. Taste is sweet, malty soft bitter. Finish is soft bitter, sweet caramel, dark bread, prunes, ripe berries, very light roasted notes, caramel and just a hint of alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy and silky texture.
Very good, sweet and malty yet balanced and drinkable.
zacgillbanks (4007) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Aged for around 2 years. Dark brown-ruby coloured with a large head of white foam. It has a sweet caramel and malty flavour with chocolate and red fruity flavours followed by more sweet malt on the finish. Ok.
anstei (871) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. Like a good Doppelbock should me. Malty and sweet, a bit boozy and greasy, with that indistinguishable aroma that makes Doppelbock great. Heavy and full-bodied. Delicious.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by John - thanks! Orange amber pour with a small dense head. Caramel malty, slightly earthy, mild banana and mild cocoa. Very good.
firsthuman (3) - GERMANY - JAN 11, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark mahogany, full and tasty smell. Rich and full-bodied taste, smooth feeling, only slightly bitter, malt and some caramel, dried fruits. Sweet, but not too sweet. A really good beer.
Jenner707 (56) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-brown color with a nice large foamy head. The aroma is malty with caramel and small hints of sweet hops.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Plus mahogany amber with small beige head. Aroma is a malt bomb. Figs, prunes, plums, malt, light roast, really sweet. Taste is the same. Overly sweet maltiness. Boring. Light toasty finish only.
bursprak (1913) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with a few friends. Reddish amber pour with a frothy head. Notes of dried fruits, prunes, caramel, apples, grains and some dates.
BenOver (234) - SLOVENIA - JAN 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours redish-dark brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is is quite strong, roasted mostly, with some hidden coffee notes and caramel. Taste is very full bodied with very low carbonation, strong roasted feel with a slight sweet-feel, evolving in to a slightly dry finish. An exquisite beer. Top notch!
King_Alex_II (1024) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown color with foam layer. Little licorice and light roasty nose. The taste has a roasty malty note. The beer is smooth with a foamy mouth feeling and a rich unique character. Calm aftertaste.