DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a medium darker creamy head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is malts, chocolate, roasty, and burnt caramel. Slightly thick and a little bitter. Decent brew.
Camons (4531) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours slight hazy amber with a fading offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, candy sugar, wood. Flavor is sweet with malts, caramel, candy sugar, bread, light boozy. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 111213
Rasmus40 (8918) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 111213
Valgreen (336) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Christer. Clear amber, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty sweet, bread, grainy, alcohol, caramel, candy sugar. Taste, malty sweet, bread, grainy, brown sugar. Bitter sweet finish. Nice carbonation. Oily mouth feel.
chrisv10 (9449) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber/brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, bread and a little candy. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, toasted, little nut, little candy and a little bit bitter.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are straw, caramel, fruits, candy sugar, malt and hops. Sweet finish.
badwhale (324) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a clear amber red color, with a yellow head that dissipates quickly Pretty sweet with a very malty finish. Tastes like a DB to me.
Beergeek23322 (1728) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/17/2010. From bottle. Copper color with a tan head. Fruity aromas with caramel and spice. Malty flavors with spice and caramel. The alcohol seem a bit muted, so it will sneak up on you.
keanex (1143) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled January 23, 2013 (9 months old).
Appearance: The body is clear with a copper to mahogany hue. The head is short, settling quickly into a light tan ring with little coating.
Aroma: The aroma is heavy with brown sugar and burnt caramel, with a strong fruitiness that reminds me a bit of fig and cherry. The aroma leans a bit sweet with a strong presence.
Taste: This is a doppelbock with a huge malt presence with a huge syrupy fruitiness. I love it. The intro is of sweet syrupy cherry with strong burnt caramel and brown sugar throughout. The flavor gets a tad medicinal at the end, but it’s great. This is big and sweet and very enjoyable. The finish is quick, lingering only a moment of medicinal cherry.
Palate: Full-bodied with a syrupy texture, moderate carbonation.
Overall: I would love to try this fresh to compare to Troegenator, this is that good. I would love to have this year round to compliment Troegenator. Well done if you like big malty and fruity dopplebocks.
tectactoe (716) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Tap: mix of brown, copper, and amber; unique color with decent clarity and a substandard, off-white head that fades quickly without leaving behind any lacing. Aroma consists of crispy lager yeast, clean and fresh, some steel-tinted caramel malts, a touch of fruity sweetness (maybe plums, on the darker side) with a soft, toffee and grain finish. Taste is loaded with bouts of caramel malts, toasted bread... Big "toasted" feel to the flavor. Caramel, toffee, light molasses, crackers, bready lager yeast, back-end plums and dates, coated lightly in brown sugar. Musky, leafy, and slightly ashy hops leave a mild, resounding bitterness. Very nice doppelbock that got better with time (warmth).
DutchHillbilly (52) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong smell of molasses. Nice dark red color. Small light head. Mildly slick tasting. Slightly thick. Decent aftertaste.