boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drunk from a snifter at BrauKunstLive! 2013 Festival. The real WOW WOW was their Doppelbock. It was super süffig (drinkable)! Silky chocolate mixed with vanilla, with some pear or another fruit we couldn’t place. At 8.5% if felt strong in flavor but hid the alcohol bite well, a sign of a master brewer at work, IMO. I can see why this beer won the European Gold Star. On their site they call it the
Pinball (11365) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear brown, small white head.
sweet caramelly aroma, malty.
flavor is malty, caramelly, only very slightly bitter .. too sweet.
ElDesmadre (2273) - Mikołów, POLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, with many thanks to Quack-Duck. Nice hazelnut colour and very nice, fruity aroma. Like a cocktail of cherries, pears and apples embedded in caramel malt. A bit reminiscent of barley wines. Full bodied with a decisively fruity flavour. Soft and malty beginning with a slightly astringent, nutty and chocolatey, warming finish. Very harmonious, pleasant beer. The best doppelbock I’ve had this far.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, the body dark brown. It smells sweet, creamy, a bit sugary. the taste is sweet, creamy, raisins, a bit sugary, intensive and tasty. Overall nice! 11/10/11/12/12/11
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s red mahogany with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of burnt sugar, light cheese, roasted malt and dark fruits. The sweet flavor has notes of caramel, raisins, preserved fruits, burnt sugar, roasted malt, alcohol, and the finish is slightly dry.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ lusikka, BBE 14.07.2013
Aroma is malty with chocolate, some grass and hints of solvent. Flavour is rather malty with chocolate, hints of licorice and vegetables. Does not pair very well with chocolate raisins. Decent.
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, lingonberries and nuts. Flavou of caramel, sweet malts, chocolate, grassy bitterness, biscuit, nuts and some sourish berries. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a sweet, malty, nutty finish. Good.
olio (7508) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, ripe fruits, yeast, some spice notes and some hay. Flavor of caramel, malts, some bread, yeast, hay and nutty notes. Malty bitter palate. Nice.
Bierkrug (2132) - - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml flip-top bottle from Wasana’s in Germany. pours ruby amber color, low off white head. Aroma is caramel malts, alcohol, dark frutis and some nuts. Taste is dark fruit, caramel and sweet bread. Palate is well balanced and very good. An excellent DB.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber/brown. Tastes of caramel and malts. It is a nice Dopplebock.