crazyvin (1797) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma had a nice caramel malt presence upfront. There was a mix of toffee notes, candied sugar and a slight hint of citrus hops. Flavor had mostly sweet flavors. Caramel malts were great there was a nice added sweetness from the candied sugar flavors. There was just enough bite from the hops and alcohol to keep this beer from being cloying. Carbonation seemed a little high. There was a little bit of nice sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Bready yeast aroma with spice and malt. Bready and yeasty flavor with mineral, light lemon, and light caramel. Medium bodied. Light lemon and malt linger with light mineral, yeast, and light spice.
TheJestersBeer (1872) - SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful deep amber/gold, with an off-white head.
Malty, spicy aroma, caramel, hops, butterscotch, nougat, light chocolate, apricot.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, smooth taste, caramel, butter, yeast, hops, apricot, dried fruits, chestnut.
Very well balanced, extremely smooth. Highly enjoyable. (2013-11-24)
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Beersmurf (48) - Helsingor, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske. Farve rav brun med hvidt skum. Dufter af alkohol, frugt og citrus. Smag af humle, citrus, blomme, grapefrugt.
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Pyrmir (2371) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle. Copper with big white head. Aroma of spice, lemon peel and yeast. Taste is dry, alcohol, citrus, lemon and yeast. Sharp impression
Frovigalning (2410) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Systembolaget tasting. Light citrusy smell, fresh. Similar taste. Feels a bit ordinary, doesn’t stand out in a particular way.
Koelschtrinker (9448) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruchtiger, hell malziger Antrunk. Mit der Zeit hopfiger und insgesamt intensiver werdend. Leichte Karamellnoten, wenig alkoholisch, was ins Gesamtbild passt. Hopfiger Ausklang. 12/11/12/11/9/12
Sawbones79 (12) - - NOV 17, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slightly cloudy with a small, persistent head. Nondescript aroma, sharp and somewhat overcarbonated palate. Taste is surprisingly thin and has neither the sweetness of a bock, nor the aromatic hops of a pale ale. Overpriced and disappointing considering Brooklyns track record.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Crackers, Sweet Bread
T: Cacamel, Mild Toffee, Mild Sweet Bread, Mildly Malty
M: Great Carbonattion, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, a nice mild but good drinking dopplebock...better warmer than cold.
puboflyons (1670) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the corked caged 750 ml. bottle no. 0323A. The pour is a decently carbonated, heady orange amber. The aroma is of malts and a touch of booze but not overpowering. The body is medium to bold. Great toasted malt flavor with a lingering low to moderately bitter finish. Very nice but it was $17.00.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Comes in a beautiful bottle, corked and caged. It pours a nice amber color, just hazy, with medium sized head, a thin layer of which is kept by a persistent perlage; it seems a bit overcarbonated indeed. Some aroma of stale beer, metallic, light esters. Smooth and dry mouthfel; it has some boring caramel flavor, traces of vegetables from the fermentation, ordinary bitterness, and light metallic impression in the end; also some chicory bitterness.
Not even close to a Doppelbock, and not good in any case.