Grumbo (560) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a Rome market, brought back to uk. Pours an initially cloudy pale copper colour with minimal white head. Aroma of malt, molasses, butterscotch, marzipan, alcohol and apple. Rather sweet, quite thin texture, soft carbonation, with a bittersweet finish.
matstrange (63) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep amber nearly red colour. Had a lingering fruity aftertaste which isn’t unpleasant. Quite a light texture for such a strong beer (6.4%)
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is butterscotsch, malt, caramel. Flavour is butterscotsch, malt, caramel, hint of hop. Boring beer.
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. A clear, dark golden beer topped by a small, dense beige head. Rather boring aroma with caramel hints and a touch of wet cardboard. Some bitterness in the flavor, with caramel and a malty hint. Pleasant carbonation, medium body. Short finish. Superbly boring. 131101
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of musty caramel and toffee. Distinctively sugary nose. Bright tan-orange color, looks thick and syrupy. Very sweet taste, with bread and stones. Not like any doppel or heller I can remember. Thick body, sticky. Not a great bock, but full of surprises.
bhensonb (10932) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the sandwich/pizza stand in the S. Lucia station in Venezia, Italy. Pours amber copper with a foamy beige head. Aroma is malty with a touch of ripe stone fruit. Med body with some roasty malt, a little fruit and arguably some lightly spicy hop. Fits the style, tho perhaps not so heavy as some doppelbocks. Finishes not bitter, and a bit far from dry. Tasty in its way.
rand (1280) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Burning russet beer, pale ochre head with low persistence. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, point of vanilla. The taste is similar, sweeteness of malt and toffy, roasted, fruity and white grapes. Without real bitterness, hint of alcohol. Very sweetened, to drink very cool.
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Millevini, Venice. It pours hazy amber-brown with a small yellow-white head. The nose is brown bread, toast, earth, light caramel, green veg and a touch of vomit. The taste is brown bread, light bitterness, toast, faint spice, dried fruit, sulphur and faint mustiness with a dry finish. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Not great....very musty!
daniele (5345) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rossa schouma media media persistenza naso maltato caramello frutta matura dolce poco luppoo lieve etilico vegetale
Kavu (2192) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep red with a low head. Aroma is malts and caramel. Flavor is malts, caramel and some hops. Good but a tad boring.