zvsn (1287) - - JUL 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy brown with a thin head, mostly malty and caramel aroma in the nose. Taste - sweet with bitter-sour aftertaste, some fruity notes, a bit weird flavors. Barely OK.
FatPhil (12193) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2016 750ml bottle - shared by ElviraS - thanks Elvira and mum!
Deep red, briefish beige head, a little fizzy. Sweet caramel, some sweet nuts, and on a good drag even something quite heady in the aroma, but shy of solventy fortunately. Settles to being quite grainy and mashy. Sweet body, light prickle of carbonation. Tastes massively underfermented. Grainy, mashy, and sweet, no sign of alcohol. Finish so grainy. Really not sure this finished fermenting, it would be nice to know the OG and FG. A bit of a mess, but there’s something tempting about the massive bucketload of grains. What do the 100 and 65 on the label mean? I hope that’s not the Gravity!!!!?!??!?
rayaron (1060) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 330ml. Slightly hazy reddish with big beige head. Sweet aroma, notes of ripe fruits, prune, raisin and tart. Very sweet flavor, syrupy, fruity, notes of tart with some spiciness, light sourness in the finish, quite alcoholic. Soft carbonation, full-bodied.
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was malty with some butterscotch and hints of chocolate. The taste was malty with butterscotch, chocolate and some earthiness.
eRock_2013 (374) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm well this was an interesting doppelbock. The aroma was ok, sweet malt with raisin and other fruity notes, really liked the dark ruby appearance and beige head and lacing. The flavor was good, not awesome, caramel, toffee, candied apples and plums, although the taste abruptly finishes rather quickly. the 8% alcohol was masked well, the body and mouthfeel was relatively light for the style. Bittersweet aftertaste is enjoyable. Seems like a dopplebock-lite, although the ABV is still solid. I would drink this again, but wouldn’t go out of my way. The only Israeli doppelbock I’ve encountered.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white to beige head. Soft malt, buttery old malt, dirty old. Medium-bodied, sweet and old, weird oxidization, paper and old plums. Long bitterness, old plums, more paper. Not tasty.
gyllenbock (6484) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Porter & Sons, Tel Aviv, July 2013.
Clear reddish/brown with a small head. Sweet with syrup, malt, bread and dried fruit.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Carmel and raisins. Very malty. Slight taste of alcohol. Nice color. Had in Haifa.
Tinco (604) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at brewpub. Looks: deep brown with no head. Aroma: perfumy, candy. taste: sweet, slightly sour, caramel spicy. Not too good.
culchiem (3237) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from JSA. Clear dark brown with a tan head. Dark sugared fruit aroma. Flavour is strong fruit, warming alco caramel. Dry fruity finish.