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


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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

yalnikim's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, - DEC 22, 2007
Tasted 21/12/2007. 330ml bottle from Regionals. Brilliant, lambent dark rose-gold - tending amber - with a creamy white head. Bready, milled-grain malt character dominates the first nose. On closer inspection there is a rose-like perfumy character. That carries through into the mouth, where toffee and a strong alcohol character, with a slight burn, dominates. Sweet. A little alcohol spice. No noticeable hop character, as you’d expect, but it could do with some. Too strong and cloying for me too enjoy. The bready character from the nose, comes through as a cereal note on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1048) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
huineman (432) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2015
Pours dark ruby with tan head. Aroma is vinous, with hints of strawberry jam. Mouth is powerful, deep, slightly sweet. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1929) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle at Appellation Wines. Pours clear amber. Nose is sweet caramel, dried fruits, malts, toffee, honey. Taste is very sweet, caramel, alcohol, light honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (470) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 30, 2015
Copper colored, small to no beige head, non lasting. Aroma is of malt, candy caramel-fruity and dried fruits, pretty sweet, notes of alcohol. Taste is moderate+ sweet caramel and candied fruits, some nuts, toffee, low bitterness, alcohol and alcohol warmth provided. Medium to strong bodied and moderate carbonation, thick and syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rod_beer (2) - DF, MEXICO - AUG 8, 2015 does not count
Olor a frutas secas, vainilla y un tostado especial. Escasa espuma, su coloración es medianamente cristalina con una turbiedad al final (supongo que por el asiento natural) de un tono ambar rojizo muy llamativo. El sabor es ligeramente dulce con notas amargas y fuerte presencia de lúpulo. El alcohol está presente pero no eclipsa el conjunto en ningún momento. Deja una sensación similar al licor al final del trago. Si no gustan de cervezas fuertes y de alto gradaje, no se le acerquen, es bastante agresiva para gustos sutiles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoNm (1814) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2015
Pours a clear amber color, topped with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma, dark fruity feel and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty, lots of alcohol presence (too much), some bitterness in the finish and metallic a bit. Just not nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1335) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a 85% transparent (other 15 is kind of cloudy), darkened brown color, 2mm white foamy head formed and laced very nicely upon the vessel. Aroma of alcohol, clove, and banana. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is washed in a sea of alcohol much like I will be shortly, hard clove in the middle, finish is very boozy. Would tear this apart, but I’m getting loaded tonight!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bikbo (6) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
El aroma es escaso, sobretodo alcoholico. Color brillante rojo, muy bonito. El sabor a alcohol, nueces, ahumado. Demasiados grados para beberla a mediodia...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (1035) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Lighter malty smell, taste is very malty, sweet and strong alcohol, dang, could get messed up on this...pretty good and easy to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimbo2 (67) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
Better than the ratings it gets. Quite sweet and with pronounced alcohol, but really not unpleasant for the seasoned drinker.

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