Peltmeister (48) - - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heerlijk bokbiertje. Lichte koffie-caramel geur.
Licht troebel en donkerbruin van kleur.
Hoofdsmaak is zoetig, met een bittertje.
Nasmaak is bitter.
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:cooked végatble,nutty and toffe...
Appearance:Clear ruby brown,light head..
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14.
Dark chestnut brown with moderate light beige edgeing.
Nose is dark toffee, nutty vibes, dark malts, caramel, brown bread, dark fruit notes.
Taste comprises earthy tones, brown bread, dark malt, trace cocoa, hint of booze.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
kingvit (142) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: roasted nuts, caramel, chocolate, raisins;
Appearance: dark clear brown, vanishing head;
Taste: medium sweetness, slight bitterness, slight sourness;
Palate: abrupt finish, soft carbonation, medium body, slick texture
A tasty dark Doppelbock, pleasantly drinkable.
ejr (136) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fin mørk rødbrun farge med et beige skum, skummet holdt bra. Deilig aroma av røstet malt, røde bær, karamell og treverk. Smaken følger aroma, men her får jeg toner av cherry og brunt sukker i tilegg.
R4N5H (56) - SINGAPORE - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GBBF 2014 on 13-Aug. Cask. Dark, with a small to medium sized cream copper coloured head which disappears quickly. Rich, malt taste. Caramel, dark chocolate and fruits. Nice double bock.
Chalumeaux (49) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice ruby color sweet smelling and tasting of fruit and bread very smooth tasting with a nice finish.
ryecatcher (770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a transparent mahogany brown, big off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Nose is malt forward, caramel, dates, prunes, raisins, molasses. Mouth is medium bodied, light malty sweetness, caramel, toasted pumpernickel bread, raisins and dates. A somewhat thin finisher though. Otherwise very nice. Prost!
biirusaikou (614) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cherry, nuts. Loads of bitter caramel dominating the character. Quite a tasty and smooth doppelbock.
Murano (9) - - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sparkly on the palate, or so I remember (I did not mark the palate in my notes). This beer has a taste of caramel-coffee with an aroma and a small, small taste of birdseed and new clothes, fresh from the department store. Upon consulting my notes I find that I have jotted down "sort-of roast / barley?" The question mark is because I have no idea what barley tastes like. I was unable to identify some of thw other tastes. Hay? I don’t know. Best enjoyed with Moonrise Kingdom or in front of a fountain.
popery (1398) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is medium-dark brown with some reddish hue. The color of a dark, polished wood. It is quite clear with no haze evident. The head is medium to small and cream-colored. It builds up into a nice blanket with the first pour but most of that dies away after a minute leaving little lacing. The aroma is rich and malty. Lots of toasty malt, caramel, fruit and assorted other malt sweetness. Dark stone fruit, mild medicinal note, brown sugar, toasted bread, caramel, molasses, raisins. Mild background acidity. Just a bunch of big clean malt flavors. The taste starts off with light, bright malt sugar. Then, fruity notes pop in along with darker sweetness. Brown sugar, treacle, cherries, prunes, mint, maybe a hint of vanilla. Mild vegetal flavor. Little recognizable hop presence, just a touch of grassiness at the end. However, the beer’s sweetness does clean up well in the finish. Never gets cloying or boozy. There’s kind of a mild tannic quality to it, almost woody. Thick feel. Almost syrupy but it’s not sticky, just rich and full. Excellent doppelbock. An absolutely fantastic example of the style. Happy to have finally tried it.