jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades quickly, leaving some lace. Nice clear, deep amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel nose. Flavor is malty caramel with hops in background. Decent dopplebock despite being in a screw-top green bottle. Best by Apr 24, 2008. $2.99 for a 500ml bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT
PorterPounder (4956) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Athens,Ga., Five Points Bottle Shop - 500 ml screw off bottle. Pours a dark chocolate colored brown with a khaki colored head that sticks around a while and leaves nice lacing. Aroma of molasses and chocolate. Rib sticking flavor with plenty of juicy molasses, brown sugar and bittersweet chocolate. thick, rich mouthfeel. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2005 Screw-top bottle. Smoky chocolate malt and metallic aroma. Dark brown color with some head. Chocolate malt flavor with a moderate metallic/astringent and hops finish. Pretty nice doppelbock - not too astringent.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black, clear, with next to no head. Aroma is light, sweet, with a touch of caramel. Flavor is fairly sweet, with some roasted coffee and caramel notes, and a very solid, bitter, grassy dose of noble hops. A nice Kristkindlmarkt surprise.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 (tap at Hollerbach’s in Sanford FL)
opq-br, thin-cm-head, med-body, high-co2.
§sweet-malt, §hop-bitterness, ^mineraly, ^co2, tannic.
the malt and ester profiles are lacking the complex character of a good doppelbock.
MiP (12873) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Dark brown colour. Dusty flavour, nice and peppery. OK roastedness. OK mouthfeel with pleasant carbonation.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brownish amber color w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Good hangtime and the lacing is full and thick. Aromas of sweet, mildly roasted caramel. Medium nectar w/ mellow residual effers. The texture turns creamy on the palate. Nice ! Mildly roasted and mildly sweet caramel malts open up to a defined black cherry character. Nuances of cake bread, chocolate, and red licorice w/ a mild leathering. The finish is long w/ black cherry and a mild peachpit style bittering component. Not complex by any means but the texture itself is worth a try.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear, orangey brown with a small, off-white head. Sweetish, roasted, malty nose. Lovely full body with sweet, roasted malt and accents of dried fruit. Very subdued bitterness. Pleasant indeed. 140806
daniele (4503) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ambrato carico schiuma media non molto persistente bote fruttate caramello leggero vonoso imn bocca piuttosto dolciastra frutta matura finale lievemente luppolata buon tenore alcolico anche se il corpo non è pieno
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Sweet malty aroma. Dark orange-brown body, large light tan head. Flavor very sweet and caramel-fruity, but not cloying. Good carbonation. Clean finish. Very nice. (I wonder if there might be some greater than usual sample variation, given the wide dispersion of ratings for this beer.)