HampshirePhil (214) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300 ml bottle - smooth crisp taste, mineral water like palate but with a slight barley taste
Marstonlad (559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Black Door, Helsinki. A color of dark reddish brown with a big and well lasting head. The aroma features nuts, toffee and caramel with some raisin; contains features typical in this style. Taste is light sweet and malt-driven, featuring caramel and hazelnut initially and drier toasty and bready malty notes in the finish. The palate is medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation and a velvety texture. Lots of quality in this Icelandic take on a traditional German style.
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, nose is chocolate, toffee, fruity, taste is similar.
beeebon (292) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bottle was enjoyed on 26.12.14 as a birthday present. Very pleasant beer, rather sweet and dark but with a nice kick to it. I will buy for myself in future!!
N3lson1 (469) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from a liter stein poured from a twelve ounce bottle (I didn’t have any other glasses). Nice slightly chocolately aroma with a wonderful aroma of lightly roasted malts. Pours a nice mahogany color with slightly off white head. An amazing doppelbock!
Kauge (658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 3.20). BB 29.11.2015. Very dark amber or near brown colour, clear. Head light tan with good retention and nice lacing. Nose is black bread and molasses... some sweet spiciness, hint of dark fruits. Taste similar, very malty, sweet, with some booze detectable. Finishes grainy, dry and metallic. Body below medium, carbonation soft but present. Not a fan.
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average seems low. Beautiful mahogany red pour. Aroma and flavor rich and slightly sweet. Chocolate, toffee, bread and light spice. Solid and enjoyable.
Gary (1633) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Nose suggests caramel, chocolate, toffee apple , booze. Looks good in a duvel glass..brown colour - nice nice beige head dies soon; Dranks; jamish malts, caramel, roasted , chocolate , watever not bad
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Project Orange, Battersea on 6 Apr 2012. Poured a clear, deep amber, with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs and dried fruits. Big malt flavours, with burnt sugar, leafy hops and raisins. Finish was dates, berries and grain.
AdiBeer (1994) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: malty, grain, bread, caramel. Appearance: dark, clear brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: very malty, sweets carry on first, then light bitters. Overall: nice Bock, decent palate, yet nothing too outstanding. Bottle from independent Spirit, Bath.