Maxbier (890) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of hay, toffee, sherry and anise. Flavor is toffee, caramel, some hints of cocoa, medium carbonation (more than I had expected based on other’s reviews). Sticky sweet boozy finish.
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark, mahogany red-brown coloured beer with a very weak yellow-white coloured head. A strong, dark malt aroma, dark caramel, bready, raisiny and grapey. Medium mouthfeel with very little fizz. A smooth, bittersweet dark malt taste, burnt caramel, bready, candied fruit and raisins, plus some spice. The finish is bittersweet and lengthy.
bnokk (465) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, imported to USA.
APPEARANCE - dark amber color like you?d expect from a doppleock. Not much head to speak of.
NOSE - somewhat weak. Not too much to it. I think it fits the style, but very little to get excited about scent wise.
FLAVOR ? good flavot ? reminds me of siting in Augistiner brewery on the eve of Oktberfest a couple yeas ago. It?s a solid drinker.
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 ounce bottle from La Trattoria Bohemia, dark amber, sweet, viscous. Light carbonation.
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Hermod (6444) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 50cl bottle @ Hilpeä Hauki, Kalakierros 2015. Mahogany color, thick off white head. Caramel, bread, sweetness in aroma. Flavor has sweetness, caramel, bread, mild hops. A really good doppelbock.
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle says it is a Starkbier (Strong beer) but it is aroma wise very much a typical Doppelbock. Good and malty aroma.
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean reddish color with a nice off-white head that keeps a nice lacing until he end. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, hints of plum and slightly alcohol. Flavor follow the aroma but not alcohol notes, hints of burned sugar, caramel and hops. Low carbonation and medium to full body with a sweet roasted finish.
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Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Flavors of caramel. Super smooth mouthfeel. Very tasty beer.
rjplumer (1003) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark ruby body with a thin off white head. Lightly carbonated. Sweet malt dark fruity aroma. Dark fruity taste with some light bitterness. Finishes wet but clean. Looks lightly carbonated but comes alive on your tongue. Feels potent at first but settles.
chinchill (4271) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml undated bottle served in a pilsner glass.
Pours clear and with plenty of visible carbonation, but less than a 1 finger head despite a fairly vigorous pour. The tan head was reasonably durable.
S: Roasted grains; hints of roasted nuts, toffee and dark dried fruits.
T: Also malty with hints of raisins, dates, dried plums and roasted nuts. Lightly sweet overall but with some bitterness.
M: Medium+ body. Medium-light carbonation. Just a touch syrupy.
O: Very good.