bergstaden (1478) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden with a white head - Sweet malt aroma - Good sweet malt body with some caramel and dark fruits - Good malt finish that lasts for some time - This was good
danielyabu (1317) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
huge frothy offwhite head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. translucent thick dark orange body. aroma: heavy toasted malt, milk chocolate, mild coffee, citrus orange. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, moderate alcoholic finish. Dulçor maltado, lembrando avelã. Amargor gredoso, amadeirado – no final da primeira caneca sente-se nuances de lúpulo presentes em IPAs. Dulçor é também cítrico, lembrando algo de laranja. Médio aquecimento alcoólico, não escondendo o teor de 8,6%. O dulçor de malte tostado é bem fiel aos ditames do estilo. Há um embate entre lúpulo e malte no final da primeira caneca, com aquele quase sobrepujando este, o que não deveria acontecer. Na segunda caneca, o sabor frutado de laranja é substituído pela lembrança de ameixa e diminuindo aquela sensação momentânea de IPA proveniente do amargor de lúpulo ao haver ganho de temperatura. É mais doce que amarga, mas o malte é definitivamente atenuado pelo lúpulo, como dito acima, até mais que o desejado. Menos encorpada que os ditames do estilo. Pelo valor e fama, esperava algo mais complexo, mas, ainda assim, é uma boa cerveja.80 s
DialSquare (3097) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle for $1.99 (seriously) from Kenny Rd Market. Copper brown pour with offwhite head and loose sheets of lacing. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, sweet bread. Tastes follow suit with a little less sweetness but all of the raisin, bread, caramel. Also get brown sugar, little herbal, light spice.
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a beautiful coppery mahogany color with thick beige head that seems to last a while and leave sheets of lacing that dissolve into spots.
The aroma is rather intensely hoppy for a doppelbock style beer. The BJCP guidelines rate the style as 16-26 IBUs but Brooklyn has loaded this version up to 45 IBUs, which is just way too much for a doppelbock. The hops dominates the aroma and the flavor.
The flavor starts hoppy. The Munch and Caramel malts slide in for a visit briefly during the middle of the sip, and then clubbed into submission by the four varieties of hops Brooklyn chose to cram into this one.
Hop heads and IPA fans will find this a pleasant malty diversion from their favorite pale ale. Those of us who’ve had a great doppelbock like Ayinger Celebrator, Fort Collins’ doppelbock, or Weihenstephaner Korbinian wonder what the brewmasters at Brooklyn were thinking.
I’m planning to put as many of the bottles of this I bought aside as possible to age and mellow out. Over time, that 45 IBU bitterness should subside and disappear. Perhaps then we’ll have a true doppelbock.
tderoeck (5532) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
27/XI/14 - 75cl @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1414)
Clear deep orange beer, creamy yellowish to beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, exotic fruits, malty, some honey. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: spicy, some coriander, sweet malts, honey, sugary touch, some dried fruits. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, lots of honey, bit sugary, alcoholic touch, nice stuff!
PriorL (2316) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clouded brown beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: very sweet and malty.
TASTE: somewhat bitter, malty, rather sweet again. Nothing special
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of malts mostly and some hops.
cfrancis (2594) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dirty cloudy brown with a small white top after an initial bubbly white foam. Aroma is a little farmy actually, with caramel and toffee. Taste is rich caramel malts with yeasty chewiness.
Geokkjer (6158) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some fruitiness and bread. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, lemon, some fruitiness and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (14630) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. An almost clear one, amber in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white head leaving lacings. The aroma is rather hoppy, with pine cones and orange peel, some sweetness and a touch of toffee. Vegetal hoppy hints. It’s full bodied and lightly warming on the palate, with a soft carbonation. Bitter, orangey flavor with a malty sweetness. Lasting bitter finish with orange peel and pine cones. Not bad at all, still a bit boring in a way. Wouldn’t mind drinking it again though. 141231