johndoughty (4099) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - FEB 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A strong but not overpowering dark beer.Complex flavour that lingers on your taste buds with a pleasant and lasting aftertaste. Malty without being too heavy.
One to make the long winter nights go much quicker.
canary dog (679) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A rich dunkel beer, but it is overly sweet in my opinion. It has that beet sugar kind of sweetness. Alcohol presence is not assertive, so that aspect is well made.
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - 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.
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle in December 2014 from Dave.
Appearance: Pours dark brown red.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, dried fruit.
Taste: Light bitter, caramel, dried fruit, faint roast.
Summary: Germans just know how to make these.
Gurthnar (2177) - 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.
JFGrind (1860) - 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 (802) - 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.
Vells (758) - Riga, LATVIA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love that liquid syrupy toasted malt note in my nose, light roasted character, caramel, somewhat interesting dried fruit character, nuts. Yes, it is so sweet that my lips are sticking together, but with that great balance I cant say that its a bad thing
Jorn69 (1165) - 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.
MisoW (1796) - 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.
strap (466) - 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