DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 Sampler from bottle. Odd that I’ve not managed to run across this until now in my rating career. But onward: darker in color than the standard Salvator. A lot of complex malt flavors; the other tasters in my homebrew club meeting suggest Special B and 90° crystal malt. Some raisiny notes. Not a lot of hops to stand up against the malt sweetness. Still quite enjoyable.
Lawger (240) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep dark brown with big khaki head. Fragrant, dark aromas of forest floor, 55% chocolate, roasted cereals and gingerbread dough. Medium bodied palate. Complex and tasty with almost zero alcohol heat. Decent finish. Very nice.
fombe89 (1108) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella, de @vivalabirra, Oviedo. BBD 11/15 Color negro, espuma beige, sabor maltoso, regaliz, dulce. Buena cerveza.
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: strong roasted, honey, roasted walnuts.
Taste: sweet with light bitternes.
Flavour: malts, some rotten autumn leaves, many Mailard products, some grassy and flowery hops, licorice, some spicy (cinnamon) notes.
Very good, but under expectations.
HoppyScallywag (177) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the malty sweetness in this. It really masks the alcohol well. It is a darker, heavier beer, but really good. I would definitely get this again.
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ShonaIi (9) - HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at csakajo. Pours with a soft lightbrown head that disappears quickly. Nose of rye, taste is middle bitterness, dominated by rye, aftertase is rye with a bit of raisin.
Hikeg (140) - - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average, creamy, light brown, mostly diminishing head, good lacing. Normal, dark brown body. Heavy malty aroma, with notes of bread, toasted, nutty and milk chocolate. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of resin. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of leather and earth. Notes of date, butterscotch and nutmeg. Moderate sweet, light bitter and moderate acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, light bitter and light acidic finish. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish.
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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peponi (943) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: red fruits, malty, roasted dark malts, resin.
Appearance: clear dark color and beige head.
Taste: medium herbal bitterness, roasted dark malts, red fruits, coffee substitute, really deep rich taste, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Amazing beer, full of taste, deep rich roasted notes, red fruits. highly recommended.
Jyrsa (278) - - NOV 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light brownish white head. Malt, fruit, some roast aroma. Fruity, surprisingly light palate with lots of sweetness. Treacherously non-alcoholic for the ABV. Overall very nice.
VsXsV (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Almost opaque black liquid with reddish hue and medium light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, dried fruit, light caramel, light ash, pumpernickel, bread and floral hops. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, raisins, toffee, chocolate and light ash. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Great doppelbock. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this before.