elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a slightly beige head. The head is rather thin, but a fair amount of lacing remains for the duration. Aroma is of caramel malts and toffee, rather sweet and distinctive. Upon first taste I was immediately hit by a strong alcohol flavor akin to bourbon, as well as a buttery toffee taste. As it settled down, the maltiness in the aroma reasserted itself. But here’s where it gets interesting: As the beer continued to warm, I also detected a hint of wood smoke and salt in the flavor--just a touch. This is a doppelbock to be sure, but for me, there was just a hint of a rauchbier profile. In the end, I have to say that the taste really was sweet and salty. Mouthfeel was watery, but the carbonation was stronger and sharper than usual for this style. In sum: A beer that holds it’s own with the best German variants of the style. Definitely worthy a try.
FatPhil (14067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle - thanks Martjoobolut!
Old aged malty aroma. Sweet malty body, nice almondy hints, Kinda deadish in the mouth. Covers the alcohol too, bonus point. A kinda understated bock, not wowing me with the wowy aspects a bock can have. Nice dark caramellyaspects in finish make me go "ai!" when anna tries to steal my glass - apparently I’m more attached to this than I thought.
Marduk (6428) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (thanks Mart). Clear brown color. Tiny size, off-white head, disappears. Sweet, raisins, plums and caramel in aroma. Sweet, caramel, hop tea, roast in taste. Sweet, caramel and malts and tingly hops in aftertaste. Soft plus carbonation. Nice tingly hops in aftertaste. Way too sweet for me.
martjoobolut (3172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (from mikkeller webshop). Pours dark reddish amber. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet, bitter, caramel, malt. Finish is caramel and dry bitter. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: very good.
Inbreak (4691) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
18.09.2016, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Nice fizzy-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is kind of grainy, minerals, weeds, dried grain, wet cardboard, alcohol, cereal, paper, sawdust. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, caramel malts, grass, alcohol, raisins, "knekk", bark, licorice, candi sugar. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Nice flavors, not so nice aroma...
OnTheTrail (362) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark copper, a bit of tan head. Aroma is richly malty, caramel, dark fruit, maybe plum, fig. Taste is smooth, toffee, dark fruit, honey. Creamy mouthfeel. Delicious beer. A lager for red wine lovers.
Nische (1915) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop. Pours reddish brown with quickly disappearing off white head. Aroma of caramel, redcurrant, bit of metal and raisin. Taste is dried fruit, raisins, bit of caramel and nuts. Slightly dry and bitter finish.
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska fråm Mikkellers webshop. Smak och doft av torkad frukt, plommon, karamell, brunt socker, bröd med toner av lakrits och russin. Rund och len, fruktig, fin maltsötma, rejäl kropp, god balans. Gott!
Flanfl (627) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, raisin, molasse, dried fruits (mainly fig) liquorice notes. Flavours of caramel, dried fruits, maderization, liquorice, alcohol fusel. Medium dried fruit, maderized, bitter dry finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jrodooo5 (1508) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, boozy, & overall a solid offering! Pours dark copper w/out much of a head or lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel goodness! The taste is caramel, malt, a touch of hops, & alcohol. The mouthfeel is quite nice & the 8% isn’t overbearing. Really nice beer!
Prufrockstar (1994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dutch’s. Dark red-brown pour, small head. A lot of bread, caramel and dark fruit. Sweet, full bodied. Overall: drinks fine, if uninspired.