danfontaine (41) - - MAR 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar- strong malts, light caramel, getting a salty molasses
Ap- clear brown with hints of red, nice off white head
Fl- sweet dark malts, dark toast, no hop flavor, slight hop bitterness, hint of milk chocolate.
Mf- full bodied, well carbed, slight warming, smooth
Ov- great beer if you like malt sweetness. I do.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ritzn (373) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2016 Dark brown, little light brown head. Malt: roast, coffee, dried fruit, raisins. No hops. Light bitterness, sweetness which is almost phenolic. Heavy bitterness in the long finish. Medium body, smooth.
TH28 (362) - - FEB 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml btl. No apparent code date. Appearance: Deep brown and clear, with a beautiful deep ruby red and a moderate khaki head.
Aroma: Strong dark fruit character of raisin, fig, and plum
Taste: Rich bready, toasty maltiness with caramel and roast. Strong dark fruit flavor continues, predominantly raisin and fig. Fruit has a slightly spicy feel. Bitterness just strong enough to counter the rich malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate carbonation. Alcohol strength well hidden.
Finish: Toasted bread and dark fruit linger long after.
Overall: Top notch Doppelbock. Complex malt character of bread, toast, caramel and a slight touch of roast. Raisin and fig fruit character stays strong on the nose and continues through the taste and finish.
gigaphone (7) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 23, 2016 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Deep mahogany color, large bubbles head diminishes quickly , fizzy bubbles.
Herbs, sour (just right amount of sour) dried fruits, raisin, some smoke on exhale, mouthful, semi sweet.
I find this combination of gas and sour common in many German beers.
Not my kind of beer, it has too heavy smell for me (hits sinuses), but for those who like malty nut brown ales, may be a real treat.
Probabeer (166) - - FEB 21, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Una cerveza densa, con mucho cuerpo. Muy aromática, de sabor intenso. Deja muy buen gusto tirando a miel.
Scrumpy369 (438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at green sheep. Brown colour with a small white head. Nose of roasted malts. Taste is medium sweetness. Medium carbonation. Nutty taste with slight cocoa. Nice beer.
N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from a large bottle poured into a pint glass a great, delicious sunken well done!
hauxe (371) - Butzbach, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 Pours brown into the bottle with a creamy head. Pleasant roasted malt and dark fruit aromas. First taste reveals a rich, full bodied beer with strong hints of roasted malt, caramel, molasses, and chocolate, with more subtle dark fruit and even vanilla undertones. The flavors deepen as you progress. Smooth and extremely well balanced. Sweet without being overly sweet, and with a light hops bitterness in the finish. Drink cool but not cold. Excellent stuff!
Echon (344) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany body with a beige head.
Sweet caramel malt aroma with metallic notes.
Balanced moderate sweetness and bitterness. Rich, malty flavours. Bitter finish with a bit of alcohol.
Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation.
The smoothness and full malt character make this a very good doppelbock. The aroma is somewhat lacking, though.
unclemike (2871) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, delectable and complex. The sweet malty nose and deep carmel color make this beer enjoyable even before the first sip. Well-balanced, and although there is a strong alcohol component, this brew is somehow delicate