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Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Kulmbach, Germany

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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This world-famous beer has the character and richness to stand in for fine sherry or port. Just the right degree of sweetness - never cloying; wonderfully aromatic and warming. EKU 28 is the one whenever something good and strong is needed.


DrSilverworm's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
11.2oz bottle, code on back reads 2213293. Clear amber / orange color. Good one-finger khaki head. Fades to a decent-sized ring around the edge, but doesn’t leave any lace. Bigger body. Soft, smooth carbonation. More dry texture. Sweet taste (indeed, not cloying), and about the amount of booze taste you would expect from 11% ABV. Though there isn’t any bothersome burn or bite for me, just a nice bit of warmth. After taste has kind of an Eastern European malt liquor feel to it, though. Not much to the aroma, though. Just a caramel sweet and nutty malt flavor, kind of a sherry aroma. Light tropical fruit notes. Solid eisbock


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (429) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2016
Farbe: Dunkles Bernstein, mit wenig Schaum. Geruch: malzig, karamellig, holzig Geschmack: dominiert wird der Geschmack vom malzigen, leicht rauchigen Whisky-Aromen, etwas Vanille und Karamell. Dabei nur wenig bitter, aber spürbar alkoholisch und süß. Gelungenes Bier!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tokyo9 (43) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2016
Too strong alcohol flavor
Sweet, caramel finish

Not my favorite.
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
guzgorog (585) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2016
Belle couleur ambrée limpide avec des reflets rouges, fine mousse blanche qui s’efface rapidement. Senteur de caramel, et de raisins secs. Bouche sur les malts caramélisés, alcool très présent, des touches de fruits secs. Le corps est épais, bière très sucrée, carbo légère, faible amertume. Bourrine, fortement alcoolisée, assez ecoeurante.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1614) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2016
Entre caoba y cobriza, apenas espuma de la que no queda ni rastro. Aspecto de copa de coñac. El aroma es muy potente, sin duda licórico, tonos dulces, fruto seco, naranja. En boca es muy contundente, de tono dulce predominante. Cuerpo potente, apenas gas. Calor. Sabor complejo, madera, almendra, naranja...Todo un copazo para la sobremesa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Dark reddish with a short beige head, lively crackling. Heavy malted aromas, alcohol, caramel, point of candied fruits. The taste is thick, malted, full of toffy, hints of roasted. It spreads on the caramel, malt coated by a little burning alcohol. Points of bitter and candied fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
Flaske. Farven er kobber og skumkronen er hurtig væk. Aromaen er nødder, portvin og appelsin, og smagen matcher duften. Der er dog en vis bitterhed i smagen, der går kontra på sødmen og det er absolut et plus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1264) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Clear , amber color . Medium-sized, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and dried fruits. Sweet, but not nauseous, malty taste. Warming finish. Great balanced, malty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (120) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
Clear amber color with off white head. Vinous aroma of alcohol, cherries, raisins and port wine. Tastes of cherries as well, and I like cherries. Very sweet, but a nice tangerine sweetness. Hefty beer with lots of flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2015
330 ml bottle. Garnet color topped by a small beige cap. Nose is vinous malt with notes of toasted cinnamon Pop Tarts. Flavor is bittersweet malt with a hint of salted caramel and brandy. Faint resiny, herbal hops. Finishes dry with a warming alcohol burn. I first had this about 30 years ago when it was one of the strongest beers in the world. Quite unique back then. Not so much now. Still, an interesting tasting brew with whiskey-like qualities.


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