alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, dark fruit, boozy alcohol, a slight nutty character, thin body detracts because of the booziness, sweet finish with no bitterness to balance.
b33r (672) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark copper amber color with small tan head and no lacing, thick and oily. Aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, light fruit notes, and syruppy molasses. Okay overall.
anfractuosity (127) - - MAY 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely sweet, rich beer. Tastes of caramel/toffee/sherry. Very nice...........
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Translucent amber with a thick foamy beige head. Medium-full body with light slickness and medium carbonation.
Aroma: bready munich malt, bready yeast notes, faint dark fruits.
Taste: bread, sulphur, minarality, medium kilned malt, and a fair amount of alcohol warmth in the finish.
RevBFG (55) - - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine with Dad. Tastes like Sherry, only it is beer. That is all you need to know.
Rotaldinho (77) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It releases medium to high intensity smell of blackberries and toast. It is sweet in the mouth and more round as it warms. Its texture is very thick at the edge of sweet. Medium to high intensity final marked by a strong alcoholic presence that amplifies the aftertaste. Fruity notes of mandarin, blackcurrant and blackberry. Don’t be fool by the strong alcoholic presence it’s quite good.
AdiBeer (1068) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: massive caramel malts, bread. Appearance: dark amber, clear , small white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: some iron, massive malts, sweet prunes, full body, low to medium carbonation. Overall: decent Doppelbock, lacks some complexity. Bottle from Wittich Weine, Switzerland.
Guymandude (2) - California, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is hard to find, but worth looking for. Gourmet Haus Stadt in Redwood City has a couple of cases available right now (10 April 2014). This beer is not for the Corona, Bud, Miller Lite crowd. Its strong and strong tasting.
The texture is almost syrupy and the taste has caramel notes and aroma. There is a fruity and malt flavor as well. At 11% alcohol, more than a couple would be overdoing it.
Guinnessing (3) - Montpellier, FRANCE - APR 9, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Son arôme est douce et agréable. L’apparence ambrés très jolie dans un verre. Le goût caramel permet d’adoucir le pourcentage d’alcool de cette bière. Et après avoir apprécié cette douce bière on a le plaisir de le garder sur le palet. Mais alcool "traite" comme on pourrait dire.
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) pours a clear copper-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of treebark, brown sugar and caramel, slightly oxidized, with a hint of herbal hops. flavour is mostly heavy cardboard, raisins and alcohol, again quite oxidized, with some chewy pale malts and a heavy sweentess. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.