auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red to brown pour with medium sized head. Malts, sweet, roasted, nutty aroma. Malty, sweet with hints of chocolate flavor. Nice coplex taste.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep red beer, near to brown, with a small beige head. Great nose, malty with some caramel notes and coffee and a touch of roasted. The flavours are on the sweet side, very malty with only light hop presence. Instead is well present caramel, with some chocolate. The aftertaste is long and pleasant. and it’s very drinkable to me to be a doppelbock. Maybe the body is lighter than expected, but who cares? This is the onlòy problem and it’s not big, because overall this is a great beer, one of the better Germans
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown colour with little film head. Sweet with light caramel - a bit of hops at the end.
ALLOVATE (2549) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vom fass @ Andescher am Dom, München, Germany.
The afternoon had now reached that nulling peak where the activity heightens as well as slows, the sun peaks as well as withdraws, the back-packers think their next plan as well as plan to head back to the hostel. The last one was us, and this was sadly my last brew at this evangelical ’Tap’. Oh, and maybe a few more Spezial’s from the oak, danke viel mals. Served up the deepest shade of ruby with a tawny edge making it resemble a thin port. The crown was very dense, a well retained bed of beige-ish cream that legged well as I supped (after all we had chasers, I had time!). Savoury, minced fruit, meaty malt and a distinct wash of ripe plums on the nose. In fact there added a little vinous, red wine like a merlot en-route as the beer heated up.
Served a little too chilled I waited to taste it. Satisfied; it’s quite rich, complex yet well melded and oozing in well-charged, spiced Christmas pudding flavours. Sweet liqueur front, savoury mid-section before a very dry burnt sugar, lip-smacking, forest cake-like heaviness and a touch of that mellowing red-wine in back. It has good length, a good warmth of alcohol here aids
its general fortified wine flavours. The body, though, is unbelievably light for a beer of such volatile characters. It is a nice drop, one of the better Dunkel stark-biers of my trip but I’d still favour a good Helles over this. Good stuff!!!
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown with mostly lasting light brown head. Amazingly well balanced and primarily malty - some of which burnt - aroma. Slightly sweet caramel malt and some dried fruit in the flavor. Nice hoppiness in the pretty lasting finish. Really well made bock.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coke like in appearance. Fruity, estery nose of stewed fruits. Bouquet runs quite deep. High quality flavours are very apparent – dirty big malts with rhubarb and candy sugar do most of the talking. Finishes a little short which is disappointing.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2006 Malty and rich aroma with notes of autumn. Very toasty. pours a darkish brown with a white head that laces very well. flavor is very nicely roasted and possibly the carmalized in the mash. very enjoyable malt taste, nicely balanced, and some hints of alcohol, but nothing that is overwhelming. It is on the thinish side, but its still a great beer.
thomat (2355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Dark, redish brown color with a tan foam. Hoppy and malty tones. Full body with a very nice bittersweet finish.
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear dark red body. Sweet hops aroma. Choccolate and sweet berries flavor with the additions of hops.
limalimamoli (52) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma fresh rich maltiness, the monks in Munich would have been proud, strong toasty melanoidins and bread crusts, ruby to garnet in color very clear, lage like in flavor character. Flavor of rich munich and vienna malt no burnt roast or acid burn flavor at all. Nice smoothness and a slight sweet character from the absence of hops. Clean lager like character.