KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Bottle. Poured a rich dark brown almost black in color it had a nice light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing.
The aroma was moderate of roasted malts, a light resin hop and nice dose of doughy yeast with notes of molasses and coffee.
It tasted mildly sweet with a hint of molasses in the beginning and finished slightly bitter-sweet with a rich coffee note at the end that left the flavor lingering around for a nice long while.
Mouthfeel was surprisingly medium in body and very creamy in texture with a flat carbonation.
Overall one of the best brews I have ever tasted. I sampled this years ago and have to say it still tastes as good as I remember. Definitely in my top 10...
culchiem (1666) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet roast malt. Flavour is sweet with dark fruit and a little roast. Finish is sweet on a velvet texture.
PattyBat (16) - - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a thick creamy head. Smells sweet and malty. Tastes of cherry and malt with a very faint hint of bitter. Highly rated but not my favorite.
nealblind (74) - USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Mahogany. Big head with good retention. Smells of raisins, walnuts and soy sauce. Tastes of sweet roasted soy sauce with some chocolate. Slight carb. Slight lactic tang. Definite smokey flavor. More watery than I expected. Malts seem to be more in the background than I’d expect for a typical doppelbock. Malt flavor gets stronger as it warms, but astringency becomes overbearing.
Niko100 (1484) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, molasses, caramel, & toffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, some coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and nuts; Nicely balanced and complex; Very good.
akoeninger (154) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown, sweet musky smell, taste is sweet, dark fruits, velvet. It’s not what I expect, but its good.
Cbuk1013 (55) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours velvety and creamy. Smells sweet. Tastes of sweet roasted malts. long finish. Not my favorite type of beer, but a good one for the style.
Benfi (282) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear and deep brown with a medium sized, excellent lacing off-white to beige head. Aroma of slightly toasted malt, caramel, chocolate, molasses and yeast notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, slightly bitter and with alcohol notes. Medium bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft CO2.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown with garnet highlights and edges. 2 finger off-white head that dissipates slowly.
S - Rich malt, chocolate, sweet molasses, creamy toffee, nuts raisins, dried dates, soft vanilla, slight metallic notes.
T - Sweet creamy malt, hints of chocolate a coffee, sugary raisins, roasted toffee. Has an underlying smokiness.
M - Soft creamy feel, adequate carbonation. Full bodied.
One of my favorite beers of all time. It never seizes to amaze me. The complexity of the malt is outstanding. A fantastic comfort beer.
Serving type: bottle
Hansen (5432) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/amber and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Sweet, malty aroma, notes of syrup and soy-sauce, faint pepper, spicy perhaps. Sweet flavor, dark notes, more soy. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Zita (3443) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bread, soy sauce, golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, bitter, long finish,