BrettTaylor (365) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich reddish gold color with an off-white head. Head dissipates quickly. Aromas of caramel, bread, and a hint of noble hop. Tastes of sweet malt, bread, toffee, caramel. There is a hint of bitterness and a touch of coffee underneath. I always like a good doppelbock and this is a pretty good one.
Benzai (6238) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah @ Broken Benzai tasting. Clear mahogany red to amber color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some caramel, brown sugar and a touch of alcohol. Average to medium body and carbonation.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @Broken Benzai Tasting. Red orange clear color. Smells sweet, caramel, malts. Tastes like a pilsner with caramel and nuts.
DutchDrebus (3344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Broken Benzai tasting. Clear amber colour with a small, creamy beige head. Smells some alcohol, malts.. Not a lot of smell. Tastes malty, slightly nutty, slightly caramel. Medium body, soft carbo.
scotchzombie (264) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear and ruby red in the light and brick otherwise. Fizzing off-white head that fades quickly to a half-coat. Aroma is sweet, lightly toasted malts and winter-spiced bread. Taste is much the same but sweet darkfruit notes are prevalent with the booze-soaked bready malts. Much caramel and toffee as well. Hops are hard to find, but there is a slight backend bitterness. Slick on the palate and a bit fizzy. A good dbock but a touch too sweet.
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Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odense catch-up from the cellar. Malty aroma with a herbal touch and a metallic note. Sweet malty flavour with bread and caramel and a slightly sharp hop note
McWorta (433) - 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 (7) - Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
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 (2659) - 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 (41) - North Carolina, 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 (2403) - 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.