McWorta (573) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red amber in colour with a medium fading light tan head. Aromas of sugar, pine malt and bread arises. A light fizzy note with slick light malt-velvety texture. Rather sweet with a notch of bitterness. Offers notes of brown sugar molasses medium-full bodied with a Lasting malt-sweet finish.
jasonclick (10) - Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a reddish amber color. Clear. No haze or bottle sediment. No head to speak of. Very sweet malty cherry taste. Not enough carbonation to cut the sweetness. Overall it's a so so beer.
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-brown colour. Aroma of dark malts but also some dried fruits. Flavour has a similar fruity edge adding some depth to a pleasant and full flavoured bock.
Beachmaster (110) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear brown with ruby tones. Two finger tan head which fades into a cap and leaves minimal lacing. Nose is dark fruit and malt with a whiff of yeast. Taste is malt and dark fruit, slightly sweet. Thin mouthfeel which finishes cleanly. Not bad at all.
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet, grainy malt, light nuts, floral hops. Medium body, moderately lively, flavour of caramel malt, dry berries, subtle plum, toffee. Dry, bitter sweet finish.
superspak (2556) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear ruby copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of raisin, plum, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toast, brown bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, toffee, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, toffee, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with solid robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good doppelbock style. Good balance and complexity of malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
ShivanDragon (1531) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
licht caramel/rood bruin met witte kraag. aroma komt overeen met de o zo vele oost-europese graan/mout bieren, komt wat goedkoop over, tevens wat caramouten. De smaken zijn beduidend beter dan het aroma,caramelzoetigheid met kruidige en smaakvolle body, lichte toffee, gedroogd fruit/pruim, medium body, glad van textuur, lage co2, en de afdronk bevat een bittertje naast de kruidige zoetigheid
Douberd (2217) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml, into a snifter. ABV @ 7.5%
Deep red colour with brown shades as far as the body is concerned. Clear, with low activity in it. Tall head, more than two fingers, tan in colour. Average retention, light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of caramel, dirty hay, light red fruits.
Taste has lots of caramel, toffee, butter. Good but maybe too sweet and buttery.
Medium thin to medium body, okay carbonation.
Overall okay and drinkable, but nothing to write home about.
Silvan7 (673) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @ im alten zolln. Schiuma beige finissima abbastanza persistente.ramato carico, limpida. aroma di miele floreale, mirto,luppolato erbaceo, fruttato di frutta secca (datteri e fichi). Piacevolmente complessa. Dolce amabile, poco amara solo lievemente acidula. Si ritrovano fichi secchi malto caramello miele ed in più un retrolfattivo di noce. Abbastanza calda, poco carbonata e mediamente corposa. Equilibrata ed armonica
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Live rate from the cafeteria at the summit of the Brocken (Harz) Germany. Amber/brown with an off White head. Cloyingly sweet with no noticeable hop flavours. Warming through it’s strength, thus redeeming it a little: as the temperature up here is close to -20ºC! Under the circumstances, I am rather enjoying this.