klas (322) - - DEC 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alias Ayinger Winter Bock. Bottle from Systembolaget. 30 SEK. Blind tested yesterday evening at the yearly Winter/Christmas seasonal brew testing.
rouhlas (424) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at Bierhof Athens. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, some chocolate, yeast. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Stuedmaster (269) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really solid doppelbock, goes down easy and smooth for being 7.2% abv. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, figs, slightly smokey, very nice. Rich flavor yet very quaffable, tends toward the sweet side but has a well balanced flavor, almost a bit dry. Nice clean mouthfeel, smooth aftertaste. They even give you a little plastic goat as a souvenir. Highly recommended.
George999 (167) - Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from the bottle is dark amber in color, aroma is slightly metallic, taste is malty a little sweet, finish is a watery mouth feel and a hint of a soy sauce on the back of the tongue.
StoutHead (758) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red colour with a nice looking one-finger tan head. Aroma of malts and hops. Taste is of malts, caramel, chocolate, spices, nuts and coffee. Sweet but with a bitter and slightly tart finish. Full body and average carbonation. Very interesting and quite good - could do without the tartness though.
FR_Brabo (3) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Koffie, noten, kruiden, geroosterd, caramel, houterig. Super bock bier. Lekker. . .
Minkenbraeu (12) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Der Celebrator Doppelbock ist ein dunkles Bier mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma wird dominiert durch Röstmalznoten. Der süßliche Geschmack verbindet sich perfekt mit den Aromen von Dörrobst. Außerdem besticht das Bier durch eine gewisse Cremigkeit. Ein schönes Bier für kalte Tage.
GlasgowTAD (166) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head that is short-lasting, transforming into a light brown foam ring with some foam bubbles on the top. Aroma is smoke, hop resin, nuts and caramel. Taste is raisins, caramel, accents of smokiness with a slightly bitter and long finish. Full bodied and creamy.
plaugher (212) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a chalice. Pours a very dark brown with a slight tan ring of head. Nose is of roasted malts, plum, subtle hoppiness; rich and full bodied with dried fruit sweetness and caramel. Very slight sour note and a bit oaky on the finish. Complex, robust, warming. Simply gorgeous.
hammered_ales (3) - USA - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark brown, great sweet malty aroma and taste. Thick and smooth, absolutely one of my favorites.
smroush (46) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas are fairly subdued; a hint of sourness. Malts dominate with a touch of nuttiness. Hint of earthiness.
Color is very dark brown with a slight light tan head.
Taste is somewhat sweet, fairly light bitterness and some mild sourness.
Body is light to medium, texture slightly slick, carbonation just a bit below average. Finish shows carbonation and sourness.
Overall a decent beer but for my taste not a 4.0 beer. It’s a bit different and somewhat interesting, but there’s just not much that really grabs me.