saxo (13796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle ad Ayinger WInter-Bock from Systembolaget. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, nuts, caramel, malt and hops. Great beer.
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2009 First of all. This doppelbock is mega quaffable. So smooth, creamy & filling. Plenty of caramel/toffee, some sugar & a light roated malty touch. A gentle warmth & alcohol feel. Amazing for its style & even on its own!
Re-Rate July - 09. 3rd time Ive tasted this was from draft at brauereigasthof Aying: Sooo deep and complex. Nuts, vinous, caramel, dried fruits, liquorice, bread and roast. Very smooth, sticky and full palate. I had to have a whole Liter of this before call it the day. Draft version appeared much deeper and basically a new experience for me. 3,9 - 4,1
MiP (13478) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Draught at their tap. Sweet, malty aroma, slightly salty. Very dark brown colour, small light brown head. The flavour is nicely malty, dark malts, brown sugar, vinous, and slightly roasted. 7 3 7 3 16
Bottle, 6.7%. Quite malty aroma, hint of yeast, some brown sugar. Very nice clear dark chestnut colour, red shine. Very small light brown head. Nicely sweet and malty flavour, slightly creamy and yeasty flavour. Good alcohol level. 7 4 7 3 17
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ōLbaren. Dark brown - brown head. Raisins, ryebread, chokolate, high honey, dark dried fruits, caramel, malty sweetness. Very tasty !!
Earlier Rating: 10/11/2007 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle at Suneís. Black - tan head. Burned, dry burned, watery body & mouthfeeling, light coffee, bitter schwartzbrot, bruwn sugar raisins, plums. Not at all interesting complex and powerfull enough.
harrisoni (13215) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. You canít always choose your milestone beers, but this one I did. So many, many thanks to Maeib for this one. Very happy to have a top 50 beer to be my 1000th, so hats off to Mark for allowing me to celebrate with this. Very dark brown with thin beige head. Attractive aroma which is oily and has molasses, choc, coffee with intense hops as well. Choc is very bitter. Its full in the mouth with good chracter. Excellent finish of molasses, bitter choc. Really nice finish. Good quality beer. Cheeers Maeib!
yngwie (13127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Celebrator pours a clear dark ruby body and a small, beige head. The aroma surprises me a bit, as it feels quite weak. Thereís a roasted, slightly smoked start, followed by dark berries and a sweet maltyness. As it warms up, thereís also a slight vegetal touch, cooked cabbage I think, some alcohol and a more pronounced fruityness. In the far back, thereís some cocoa and coffee. Sure a complex beer, but I still expected more. Maybe Iím not being nice now, itís sure a good aroma, but I prefer Aventinus. Another style, but not that different, and itís sweeter. Maybe itís just my sweet tooth talking. The flavor brings out the berries more evident, and dried fruits also does a proper job. Thereís also the dry, roasted flavors from the aroma, as well as sweetness and a little bitterness, but the vegetables from the aroma is fortunately not tasteable. Quite sticky, full and quite warming in the mouth. It finishes with a long, roasted flavor, and shorter flavors of dried fruits, malty sugar and some hoppy bitterness. To sum it up, itís a lovely beer, maybe deserving a higher rating, I would be happy to lift my rating for aroma and flavor by .5 point, but thatís not possible, so 3.7 it is. I have more bottles, so a rerate might be appropriate. (080318)
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 Bottled
Dark ruby color, small steady creamy coffee head. Aroma is very complex: different berries and malt. Taste is full-bodied: bittersweet berries, coffee and roasted malt. Finishing long and bittersweet, very warming. This is an excellent beer BUT overrated. (10/4/6/4/15 3.9)
Re-rated, bottled 33cl (BB 04/2006)
Almost opaque very bark ruby color with cappuchino head. Aroma has chocolate and roasted malts, this needs to be warmed up before you can smell anything. Medium to full bodied, roasted, slightly hoppy, some chocolate and woody notes in the finish. Long roasted aftertaste. This bottle had not bittersweet notes what a bottle a year ago had. (8/5/8/4/17 4.2)
Earlier Rating: 2/7/2004 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle (with label "Winter-bock" the most likely same beer with another label)
Big tanned head. Very dark brown colour, almost black. Malty delicious aroma. Palate a little bit similar to dark Kozel. Not too strong but still enough tasty palate to make this very enjoyable beer. Starts alcoholic, ending slightly bitter and then turning to sweety aftertaste. 39 (8-5-7-4-15)
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2000
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full of dark malt, chocolate and toffee flavours and a long finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/25/2000 Total Score: 4.6
Reddish accent to the bright red body. Thin, caramel head. The aroma is gorgeous, an explosive liquid bread with rich accent of piloncillo, hints of roasted nuts and dried fruits. Soft body is thick and supple. The flavour is sweet molasses, tempered with an earthy rich bread character. Subtle dark fruits underlie this. A deep, long, dark sugary finish with a hint of bread crust. If itís fresh, itís killer.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delightful Dopplebock with a deep brown color and creamy head. It has a complex flavor with a hint on chocolate.
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet fruity aroma. On taste, the first impression is one of richness. The chewy fruitiness and chocolate dominate, but thereís also mild hoppiness and faint alcohol. The balance of all these flavors is truly remarkable. Warning to parents of young children: once the giant head goes down, youíre left with a beer that looks remarkably like a cola.