Pumpkin87 (127) - - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and thin brown head that lasts reasonably well without much lacing.
Aroma is malt, nuts, molasses. On the palate, someone mentioned kvass and that’s an apt comparison. There’s toffee, bread, a whiff of licorice, a spot of buzzy heat and mild bitterness to usher it out.
For all that, it’s light and easy drinking, a deceptively simple balancing act. Good brew for a cold night without being overpowering.
Zlotta (311) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle from craftbeerstore, bottled in december 2014. Clear, dark brownish red with a thin, creamy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Pleasant, sweetish-malty aroma of raisins, cane sugar and molasses. Sweetish-malty taste of raisins, nuts, molasses and cane sugar, followed by dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. Medium long, slightly bitter and minimally warming finish. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Tasty, intense and harmonic doppelbock. Nice chocolaty touch and not overwhelmingly sweet. But the best German beer? Not for me.
PlinyDad1952 (110) - - MAY 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
IM GO TO STEVE HOUSE STILL EVEN THOU HE SCARE ME BAD LAST TIME TAK ABOUT SHOOTING ME AND CALLE ME GAY AND BAD THING’S HE USULLY SHARE BELGIUMS AND THESE THE TO ONLY TIME I CAN DRINK IT. THIS TIME I WAS SMART TOO NIT LEAVE MY RIFEL IN MY (FREEDOM 1ST AMMANDMANT RITES’) TRUCK STEVE IS MAD AGAIN OFF COURSE BUT HE HAS CLASSIC BELGIUM CELEBRATER AND LET ME TELL YOU ITS TASTE’S PRETTY WELL THE FLAVER’S OF A LITTEL FRUIT AND SPICE. ONE DAY IF I RETIRRE I CAN GO TO BELGIUM TOO DRINK THIS SECOND OF ALL I WILL FIRST GO BACK TO CALEFORIEA TOO DRINK AT PLINY (THE GRATEST BEER AMD BREWPUB IN THE HOLE WORLD) BUTT THEN I WILL VISIT BELGIUM.
hens (701) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.33L bottle. Pleasant kvass an toffee with caramel hop aroma. Dark brown color with tiny beige head. Really it tastes like old school kvass. Strong black bread with caramel note, light dried banana, prune, caramel, light spices flavours. Very enjoyable. Caramel mouthfeel. Very good.
Rammer (352) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lots of dark chocolate in the aroma and in taste. A bit of black bread. Slightly sweet
ajnepple (3431) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Deep brown appearance with ruby hues and a light, lacy tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, toasty malts, light floral and earthy hops. Similar flavor, complex, rich, malty, kind of vinous and lightly fruity with a touch of smoke. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a light dry finish. Medium body with a soft, creamy and smooth feel on the palate. A classic that I’ve been drinking on and off for years. Hard to believe I’ve never rated it.
JorgeLee (1429) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Awesome bottle, label and goat. Deep brown colour, thick white head. Superb beer, thick chewy malts, toffee, bread, licorice, slight tar maybe treacle. Balanced well, enough hop to offset any sweetness. Alcohol present but not intruding. Lovely, and even better drunk after a 4-0 playoff victory at Wembley. Come on you whites!
Nolabrewer (8) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown with ruby highlights. Dark tan head, very creamy. Smells of toffee and licorice, very bready. Mouthfeel is thick and silky. Tastes of dark caramel, hints of raisins. Really, really nice beer.
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got around to rating this one. From bottle at La Vache Folle. Dark brown coloured, with a light brown head. Nose is caramel, slight smoke, liquorice, bread, maybe a hint of chocolate. Flavour is caramel and toasted malts, dried fruits, bit of spices. Medium carbonation. Fairly sweet. Finish is bready, fairly sweet, toasted malts. Nice.
johnnymusky (563) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice might be buzzing.....:-P...:-o.............................