mjs (5201) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 04.11.14, from Drink Shop quite long time ago, 20141205) The beer poured brown and clear. Its head was medium sized, lightly brown and it lasted long. Aroma had malts and molasses. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, chocolate, grass and sweetness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A good but a little bit watery malty brew.
ineedbeer (1162) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Thanks Zach!
Aroma is nice and malty with moderate toasted bread and nuts with light caramel and toffee. Slight roast and chocolate notes. Light dark fruit notes with moderate raisins.
Pours a nice, clear brown color with amber and ruby hues. Fairly large, moderately thick, dark tan head with great retention. Medium lacing with faint legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with quite a bit of toasted bread, caramel and toffee. Lots of raisins with hints of dark fruit, chocolate and roast. Some light nuttiness with medium light bitterness. Hints of alcohol and finishes sweet.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied with moderate carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a decent beer with a nice malt quality. Quite a bit of melanoidins with some nice, light yeast character. Not a bad doppelbock.
Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a finger of off-white head on a clear dark red colored body.
The aroma is grains and caramel. Nice.
The taste starts mild and goes super caramel sweet with a slight metallic bitter finish. An abrupt profile.
The texture is crisp.
I didn’t enjoy it. Too sweet too long.
Sugram (93) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l. Dark cherry-red. Tan head. Aroma berryes, caramel mats, notes of chocolate. Taste herbs, spices, cream taste, berryes, reminds mapleleaf syrup, lightly hopiness. No dominating tastes. Smooth. Carbonation: medum.
Calisky (1618) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur cuivrée, mousse qui disparait. Nez caramel doux, malt toasté. Gout caramel, orge, malt toasté, notes assez douces, voir fruits noirs. Corps legerement cremeux. Fin caramel doux et fruitée;
jaghana (4574) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl kindly shared by Calisky. A clear amber rubis beer with medium head. Nose is on brown bread and grainy touch. Aroma is on caramel, barley sugar, toasted grain, very german in the style, marzipan, sweet barley, light metallic notes. Finish is on sweet caramel, raspberries notes.
Leafs93 (1859) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet with faint bitters. Medium bodied, smooth with soft carbonation. Overall this was pretty good, its perfect for a cold evening by the fire.
revolution2718 (344) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark brown/red with a decent head. Nose is caramel malts, a big dark bready malt, a bit of fruit (raspberry?). Taste matches nose, caramel, candy sugars, heavily malted, a bit fruity, a bit of chocolate, perhaps some raisin. Light and crisp for a doppelbock, thin mouthfeel. I don't generally like doppelbocks, but this one being a bit lighter makes it work well for me.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Disney MGM Studios. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, nutty, malty, with some fruits.
rlgk (13178) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear amber beer, almost no head. Malty caramel aroma, spicy notes. Fruity vinous bready flavor, papery, some alcohol.