wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft in a sampler at Creekside brewery. Better than Creekside’s beers. Light carbonation and full bodied. Clean finish with some bread flavor.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Creekside Brewing Company, San Luis Obispo, CA. Pours an amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty grainy caramel finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper orange color with fleeting ivory head. Raison, dark fruits, baked caramel, yeasty dark bread aromas. Medium body with average co2. Raison, baked caramel, dark bread lagered, yeasty flavors--on the light side for a dbl bock--not bad.
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Saarlander. Pours a somewhat hazy dark caramel color. Aroma is florals, caramel, syrup, and bready. Taste is sweet with notes of pit fruitsand bread. A fairly dry finish. Not bad.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Saarlander over the holidays - thanks, Secret Santa! Found this to be a decent, unassuming example of the style that went down fairly well on a chilly eve. Some dry hops detectable in the nose, and light bittering notes complemented things decently. But overall, while it was solid it was also just a bit too chewy.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: May 28, 2010
Source: Tasting, Bhalter Summersalter
Appearance: clear orange, fine white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, drying earthyness, touch of fruityness, light tartness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. This one was a gusher upon opening. Not sure whether that was due to contamination or calcium oxilate or fusarium or something else, but it’s never a good sign to have your beer start foaming onto the table when opened. Once in the glass, Unikator it a mostly clear mahogany brown color with a small beige head that has poor retention. Good color for a dark doppelbock, and looks filtered. Head could use some work. The aroma is intensely malty with sweet bread, bread crust, dark toasted grain, molasses, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is full and malty with a malt sweetness that just never crosses over the line into cloying territory. Hops are almost undetectable. The finish has just a touch of ashy harshness to it that keeps this from being solid all-around. Body is soft and full with lower carbonation. Overall, maybe a touch on the sweet side for it’s ABV, but compares favorably with many German examples I’ve had. The ashy finish is the only thing really holding this back. And what was that gushing about?
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad double. Not my favorite style but really cleans the palate after a raft of IPAs. This is a little sweet and I detect a hint of wheat at the end. It really sticks on the tongue for awhile
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red with a good sized beige head. Notes of caramel . Sweet caramel malts dominate taste, with a slight bread flavor in there as well. This is a full bodied, slightly bitter, smooth creamy treat. Definitely the best Einhorn beer I’ve had and a great doppel bock.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Aroma-floral, smoky, roasty. Taste-rich, nicely balanced yeast and malt flavors. Very floral and a bit smoky on the palate, which is excellent. Full bodied. Very fine beer.