Kauge (1591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, BB 10.11.2016. Pours darkish caramelly brown with creamy white head that fizzes away rather fast. Caramelly and nutty malts in the aroma. Hintingly alcoholic. Tastes caramelly sweet with a bit of alcohol showing. A tad plummy maybe. Thin fizzy carbonation, medium body, sticky on the palate. An easy Doppelbock, not among the most enjoyable or complex ones I’ve had. But not bad.
hauxe (417) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
After drinking the "Heller Bock" from the same brewery I had high hopes for the "Mastrobator". Pours brown from the bottle with a crown that soon disappears. Lots of visible swimmers; this looks more like soup. The aroma is lightly caramel; I did not pick up the chocolate notes the bottle mentioned. The taste is strongly caramel, with chocolate, and finishes with a gentle sweet plum sourness. Warming, dry, a bit alcoholic on the swill. Pleasant enough, but I had trouble making a judgement about this one. Maybe it’s innately wrong to be drinking bock beers at the height of summer. Decent stuff, but I enjoyed the Heller Bock more.
Manslow (1109) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka 0,33. Aromat piernika, karmelu w smaku zdecydowanie toffi. Alkohol ukryty, przyjemne w piciu, trochę czekolady ale nie porywa, normalny doppelbock. Kolor brązowy mętny, piana znika natychmiast po polaniu.
Erzengel (7776) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smooth malty beginning. Fresh, sticky and quite malty sweet. The body is full but a bit sweetish-caramelized without too much bitterness. Smooth and sweetish aftertaste, sugary caramelly, sticky and full-bodied. Interesting.
Calisky (2492) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur ambrée sombre, belle mousse beige. Nez caramel et fortes levures. Gout caramel brun, caramel cuit, vieilles prunes, fortes levures et malt toasté avec fin de bouche vieux fruits caramelisés. Ca pourrait être plus subtil et "leger"
jaghana (5501) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy amber beer with low brown head. Nose is on blond caramel, aroma is on grain malt, toasted caramel, biscuit, brown bread, light plum, yeast and dusty feeling.
GoufCustom (1619) - HONG KONG - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.
Cloudy hazy ruby brown colour with a thin trace of yeast sediments; One quarter finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Fairly good sticky lacing with very slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of dark malt, with strong caramel, chocolate, toffee, strong plums, raisins, strong brown sugar, alcohol, bread, light yeast, thin lemon and light grass; Mid to strong sweet taste of dark malt, with strong caramel, toffee, chocolate, strong coffee sugar, alcohol, light yeast, light lemon and light bitter grassy hops; Mid to light body. Thin and boozy palate; Mouth feel is fair dark maltyness in a very watery background. Lots of caramel, toffee and chocolate. Dark fruits are very light. Sweetness is fairly strong with notable booze. Light bready and lemon to round. Okay…
Hoppiness is thin lemon and light grass in nose, a bit strong in taste. Bitterness is fairly light with liquorices for an abrupt, light astringent sweet caramel finish; Quite dry after taste. Sweet and boozy to mouth.
Comments: This one aroma is more impressive - caramel and chocolate and dark fruits abound, but the body is too thin and taste is monotone and a tad too boozy. Okay to drink but not something special.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear cobber with very small beige head. Aroma is brown candied sugar, malts, nuts, slight alcohol, toast. Taste is medium sweet, malty, toast, candied sugar, caramel, toffee. Light body with toasty and nutty dry finish.
Grzesiek79 (4001) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobry Doppelbock, imponuje zwlaszcza piana dosc trwala, ladna gesta. Metnosc tego karmelowo alkoholowego piwa jest spora. Swieze w smaku lekko karmelowe toffi oraz mleczna czekolada. Alkohol spory i niestety niezbyt ukryty, ale to jedyna wada do poprawienia.
teorn88 (6494) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog rating. Bottle at the Chriso’s May tasting, London. The beer itself does not live up to expectations from the name. It’s mainly sweet, caramely and bland. Unexciting. Would get a higher vote for the name though