BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown color with small head. I smell roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and dark bread. I taste all of the same, it’s sweet and better. Complex! Wow!! Great!!!!
Fredxyz (23) - BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deliciosa, cheirosa, cremosa! Colarinho belíssimo, marrom. A cerveja bem tostada, fortes notas de café. Amargor é balanceado com um pouco de doçura que disfarça o álcool. Ótima carbonatação e textura. Merece muito repetir!
Serapac (200) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Malt Attacks. Dark brown, large beige head, rather quickly disappearing. Aroma malts, dried plums, hints of chocolate. Medium full body. Taste malts, bread, some liquorice.
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jamesewelch (146) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, poured into 16oz tulip glass
Aroma: Dark malts, very malty, light caramel
Appearance: solid black, tan head
Taste: Heavy sweet, light bitter
Palate: medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation
Overall: Very malty, slight roasted malts. Very rich. Slight fruity or raisiny taste. Very sweet. The perfect example of a Doppelbock. A very slight chocolate taste. No hop aroma or bitterness. Very smooth and warming impression. Can’t taste the alcohol.
Iznogud (1233) - CROATIA - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 330 from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours reddish brown with off-white head. Malty caramel, ripe fruit, sweet, bit roasted. Complex. Good brew, but can’t say I’m impressed.
cutitoutdave (49) - - APR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep copper from 12 oz bottle with full tan head. Malty, warm aroma. Tastes appropriately sweet with deep complex malty flavor to follow, hints of figs, plums, chocolate. Not much on the hops. Warm alcoholic mouthfeel with full body. Fantastic beer from a legendary brewery. Not designed for mass consumptions, though beer doesn’t get much better than this.
robto (47) - Belas, PORTUGAL - APR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at O menu café bar in Sintra, Portugal. It pours a dark-brown colour with a bubbly beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is very smoky, dark fruits, caramel, molasses, syrup, herbs and some oaks. Taste is sweet, caramel, smoked stuff, raisins, syrup, dark fruits, plums and a little hoppy. It has a medium to low body with average carbonation with a slight dry and hoppy finish. Definitely one of the best German beers I’ve tasted. I will drink this again in the future.
Avetixz (22) - Wolfsburg, GERMANY - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky, fruity aroma. Dark fruits, herbs, roasty malt and some hops. Pours dark brown translucent liquid with a white head that disappears quickly. Bitter in the taste with a very malty and definitely "dark" flavour, smoky and dry with a hint of fruit. Definitely has some wine characteristics. The alcohol is not too noticable and blends well with the flavour to create a nice balance. Full body with an oily texture and a bitter and dry finish. Definitely a good strong beer for celebrations and other events, which judging by the name it was meant for.
klm1 (342) - - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark blue-brown colour with small head. Aroma of dark fruits, bananas, hebs. Taste of hops, dark fruits, bananas, malts. Nice malty aftertaste which is very well balanced. Overall: Justifiable is this beer on the first place in this rang.
jh773 (204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
No bottling date visible but I’ve had this since January. Color is opaque ruby-black, head is only some thin lacing. Smell is rich savory malt, molasses, roasted coffee, chocolate syrup, soy sauce. Drinks easily. Dry fruity cocoa flavor, smoky, rich malty savory character. Really great character and versatile too.
Johnstledger8 (100) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby red with a thick brown bubbly head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, dark fruits, hint of smoke. Taste of nuts, dark fruits, maple syrup, slight metallic finish, not much sign of the alcohol. Light body, medium to heavy carbonation. Very easy drinking.