strap (503) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a deep red hue. Earthy aroma, including some roasted malts, caramel and cherries. Sweet with some warming from the alcohol. A sipping brew
Darkmagus82 (1896) - - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a ruby brown color and has a huge cream colored head of bubbly foam. The head holds on with a pretty good retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is very sweet smelling with tons of dark fruit and caramel aromas, with the dark fruit being mainly of a plum and raisin nature. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a molasses and a light wheaty smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a thick sweet and toasted bready taste with the sweet being mainly of molasses and caramel with a little bit of a dark fruit tastes of plum and raisin mixed within. These flavors create a base for the brew and are all there throughout, although with some gaining strength and some losing strength as the taste advances. The darker fruits get a bit stronger at the expense of the caramel all while a little bit more roast and dark chocolate comes to the tongue. A hint of wheat and some light earthy hop come to the tongue at the very end, leaving one with a very sweet but flavorful and enjoyable flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the big and robust sweet and malty flavors of the brew the feel is very nice and creates a nice slower sipping brew.
Overall – A very nice doppelbock being a little more roasted and chocolate and less fruity then others. While not the best out there, it is very good overall and is certainly one to try if you get the chance.
Gurthnar (2363) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma soft toffee, milk chocolate. Clear dark ruby-brown colour. Taste is sweet, sugary, candyish, dried fruit, caramel. Sticky mouthfeel. Quite good.
MisoW (1994) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, malty, alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, malt, roasted, coffee.
Jorn69 (1296) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Beer tasting, Havregatan 141206. Really malty and sweet with light caramely notes, medium to full body. The finish is dry and malty. Too malty in my opinion.
JFGrind (1871) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma, German malts take the main stage with chocolate and light bitterness. Dark mahogany medium bodied looks at home in a Berliner Kindl goblet. Picked up a 500 ml bottle at Whole Foods for four bucks and change.
Luvystypotables (870) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of sweet malt, dried fruit and a trace of vinegar. Dark brown with a lasting small tan head. Sweet malt taste with a mild floral finish. Full bodied with a sweet finish.
mike5326 (1057) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, short lived medium off white head. Sweet malt with hint vinegar. Full body with a full flavor of syrup and malt with a full lingering finish.
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slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastic malty brew, worthy of it’s praise. Smells of dough and raisins. Taste is similar. A touch sweeter and more alcoholic than some, but also ridiculously smooth and with a better flavor. Very well done.
craighill (28) - GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from supermarket. Deep ruby red, clear with beige head that disappears quickly. Strong aroma of roasted malts, some dark fruits and nuts. Taste equally malt dominated, some malt sweetness. Lingering roasted aftertaste. Hop character only in the background bitterness. A beer with plenty of character.