PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 500 ml bottle. Dark chestnut brown pour, bubbly off-white head that leaves a light ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma has some light molasses notes, a hint of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is a bit subdued with some light brown sugar, a dash of molasses, a touch of bubble gum. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Had much better dopplebocks.
langeveld12 (186) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear red brown and sparkling.
Aroma contains heavy malts (dark bread, hay, roasted malts, nuts, caramel), light hops (grass, grapefruit), light yeasts (horse blanket, soap) and sweet dries fruits like raisin or plum, grapes, peach, cherry, tawny port, cinnamon and cola.
Flavor starts off light acidic and light sweet and goes to light acidic and moderate sweet.
Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
AdiBeer (438) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: honey. Appearance: extremely dark amber with amber head. Taste: sweet caramel malts. Palate: fizzy with honey taste again. Overall: wicked Doppelbock, no notice of high alcohol content. Bottle at the Octoberfest Pub, London.
zenkis (485) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Agate,
Pours reddish brown, deep with beige-creamy, soapy top, sustains good, minimal lasing. Aroma like typical doppelbock, below average intensity, pure darker malts, no hints of hops. Taste is sweet with light bitter from darker malts. Thick mouthfeel, slicky-oily texture. Overall - this brew lacks overall intensity to me, more reminds bockbier, not liquid bread what I expect it to be, but it’s tasty.
krumbum (351) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wet mash smell like smelling snow that has been on the ground for a while. A hazelnut brown color that seems clear but it is to dark to see through. Frothy head. Big thick dark sweet malty smokey taste. The flavor comes on heavy and fades slowly down to a light malt. For how thick rinse with little leftover.
high_on_hops (530) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours a deep brown with a foamy tan head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of toasty malt, dried fruit, and some spices, maybe cinnamon or pumpernickel. The flavor is malt, plum, and apricot up front with a sweet finish over a medium body.
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VsXsV (1826) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of bread, pumpernickel, earth, chocolate, dried fruit and light smoke. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of pumpernickel, light ash, chocolate and light earth. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.
Valgreen (415) - DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Clear dark amber, medium off white head that quickly settles, okay lacing. Aroma, malty, roasted notes, dark fruits, caramel, spicy, sweet, chocolate. Taste, malty, spicy/peber, licorice, dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, slight alcohol. Really nice beer, very drinkable. Nice bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.
mstockton (224) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is such a good beer. Pours a very dark amber with little head from the bottle. Has a malty, deep, sweet smell. Immediately sweet and spicy on the tongue with a bit of carbonation. Almost a raisiny flavor and a touch of cinnamon. Not a thick beer which makes it quite an easy drinker despite its alcohol rating. Not much of an aftertaste. I cellared this for about 2 1/2 years and it is fantastic.
thornecb (4104) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear mahogany into a stem glass. Tan head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Caramel and pit fruit aromas. Sweet pit fruit, toffee and grain upfront turning dry in the medium length finish.