jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is brownish tan. Creamy head which dissapeared farily quickly. Something odd in the nose that I can’t pick out. I don’t get olives like xproudfoot did but something else. Interesting smell. Taste is very sugary. Nice.
MIBRomeo (2564) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark copperish color w/ a thick light tan head w/ some great lacing. Aroma has a sweet aroma w/ brown sugars and some great roasted grains that really dominate. Palate is well coated lightly carbonated smooth. Flavor is very sweet very much roasty roast malt roast wheat roast barley. I really like the roastiness of it. Also a nice sweet piece but still very smooth. Some good stuff.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottl. dark reddish. foamy beige bighead. Olive aroma, salty, briney flavor, gives way to more brown sugar. weird yet likable, not a top 100 beer for me though. Can’t remember if I picked it up or papso sent it. Thanking Papso just in case!
Furseth (1968) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark red body with a nice tan foam.Aroma of sweet maltyness, big body, with a taste of cofee , and nice medium bitter finish. Great beer!
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Ølbaren. Dark brown ini colour with a medium tan head. Malty and slightly fruity with notes of caramel and raisins. Nice sweetness.
sinte (353) - Udine, ITALY - MAY 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite complex flavour and aroma.
Toasted malty aroma with notes of bread, caramel and light coffee; minor notes of hops.
Brown transparent colour with reddish touches; small, light brown head mostly diminishing. Small bubbles of average density.
Heavy sweet malty flavour balanced with a moderate bitter hops flavour; notes of prunes, raisin and smoke; alcohol in the background; notes of coffee and maybe chocolate.
Medium body with creamy texture.
Slightly bitter finish, with a moderate alcoholic feeling.
Very good beer worth to be tasted with attention.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Andechs Bräustüberl and Klostergasthof (yeah, I drank a lot of it that day.) Translucent cherry lacquered mahogany in color with a resplendently creamy, dense tan head, which is 3/4" thick, leaving thick and sticky lacing. Near aromatic perfection: maple and brown sugar masted on cedar bark, rummy toffee, chocolate caramel chews and a cursive ribbon of cocoa butter and pralines. Flavor embodies deliciousness in every sense. Charming milk chocolate and unsweetened chocolate-toffee candied malt balls. Chocolate-rye meets whole wheat biscuits + whole wheat baguettes. Pecans scraped out of copper cans, and a natural cocoa powdered flavor over a bran flake conjecture. Achieves the epitome of balance - full-bodied, tamed and natural carbonation, and the best backdrop of subtle, spicy hops to accompany a resplendent stream of liquid wonderment. This is easily the prototype of doppelbocks.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Spuyten Duyvil for the bock night last monday. Pours a nice bright ruby red, deep amber, thcik lasting tan head and good lace. Aroma is very bready and malty, but not as sweet as expected, but still very intense with tons of lighter munich malts. Toasted bready flavors with light caramel, nutty, melanoidins in the middle for more sweetness and body, and some mollasses. Smooth as silk, and not too thick like some doppelbocks. This is probably the best doppelbock I have ever had, and is a classic example of the style. Asam Bock gets a close second.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil. Caramel brown color with a creamy tan head. Great head retention. Hints of brown sugar, caramel, currant, raisin, chocolate, molasses and coffee. Very pleasant and creamy taste. The caramel and currant worked very well together and intensified as it went down. Awesome beer. I wish it were more avaliable in the states.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Beer #1000 and a cracker it was.
Body a deep polished browm, billowing head that collapses to slick wisps, light roast notes and ripe fruits to the nose. Then the sweetshop medley; quality liqourice, Scottish caramel, sugar almonds, honeycomb. An assertive malt finish.
Here’s hoping I can find a beer this good for #2000 :)