notalush (4457) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Doppelbock? - Perhaps my bottle is infected in some way? - pours a hazy amber, with a thick ring of lace - the aroma is of cherry skins, light sourness/earthy character, and undercurrents of acidity, juniper, chocolate - smells almost like a mild flanders red with a light chocolate kick to it - medium carbonation and body - the flavor starts with a mild sour cherry character, raisin, mild acidity - a little bit of caramel sweetness arrives after that, as well a tiny bit of roast - some orangy tang - gets even sweeter in the finish, ending mostly with toffee - starts out like a subdued sour ale, and ends like the doppelbock it’s supposed to be (although it doesn’t taste lagered at all) - this might not be what the brewer intended, but it certainly is interesting. PS - the label also states that this is an ale - perhaps the style listing is incorrect?
jrob21 (2184) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown. Head was big and frothy. Flavor mainly composed of some chocolate and cocoa. Very subtle and smooth.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, big head. Aroma of flowers and caramel. Bready taste faint chocolate background. Nice transition to a bitter finish.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Unclear medium amber orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. 120908
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours tawny with an average, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of dates and apple. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Is that really Zues on the bottle? Looks way to happy to be a greek god. Anyhoot. Pours a thick dark dark amber & prune color with a 2 finger off white head. Nice aroma of cocoa, caramel, biscuity and has nice undertones of chocolate. Very smooth. I like, I like. ok hear it goes...cocoa, hints of melted caramel notes of chocolate but a little boozy. Lots of flavors pop out in the after taste. Nice body. fairly medium all around. Easily drunk by all.
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
USA version. Imperial pilsner, not a dubbel at all. Premiant and Saaz hops ar primary taste, drying hops, yet balanced not too bitter. Medium plus mouthfeel. Rather neutral aroma. Drinkable but a 750 ml. is too much.Decent of-white head.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle - 2007 on the cork; pours clear, roasty brown with tan head; soapy, rich aromas of caramel, nuts and mild chocolate; drinks very dry and sweet at first sip; texture on the light side, but some cream from the remaining head; kind of a strange beer and very bland on the flavor
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is very beautiful brown/red with a little sediment and a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, yeast and aromatic hops. The flavour has a light sweetness, and a slightly spicy, roasted bitterness, that also is a bit dry, and it has notes of roasted malt, caramel, spices (a bit like Christmas), light anise and coriander, aromatic hops and it ends on a dry note. A very nice and exciting beer.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle at Hopheads´ fourth tasting - in my garage. Bought at Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Deep brown color. light brown head. Aroma is fruity with some sourness. Flavor is sweet, dark dried fruit and alcohol, that makes it a litte unbalanced.