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

bottled
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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


spporras' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spporras (259) - - JUL 3, 2007
(Bottle BB 19/04/08) Alcoholic, herbal, malty and fruity aroma. Amber colour, clear and small, white, fully diminishing head. Caramel malty, sweet, herbal and fruity flavour. Lively carbonated, medium to full-bodied, alcoholic, astringent and slightly sticky palate.17/06/07


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (719) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2015
Closed on opening. Starts with a light fruity pear drop nose before morphing into banana. Booze hammers through over time and makes the body a thick heavy enveloping ton of weight. Golden copper to the eye. Thin head then fine beading too. Still The Terminator to me. Cannot be rushed or understand quickly in some big stupid tadting wherevtime is held in utter contempt. You neen an evening of focus to get your head around it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rkehlet (36) - - APR 29, 2015
Strong alcohol. Sweet and round. Notes of caramel, malty biscuits, nuts and sherry

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle at the Saloon. Clear deep amber color, medium light tan head. Aroma of lightly toasted toffee. Taste is burnt caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1045) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep amber color, small frothy beige head, sizzles away within seconds, no lacing; sweet malty aroma, roasted, caramel, honey, nutty, alcohol, liquor; taste medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, honey, roasted malts; full-bodied, oily texture, flat carbonation, aftertaste sweetbitter, towards finish burning and astringent sensatons giving it a medicinal feel; heavy duty beer, alcohol ever-present.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 7, 2015
Dark jantar reddish colour with no head. Smell of herbs, alcohol, dark fruits. Tast of caramel, dark fruits, very malty, presence od alcohol is obvious. Strong, complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hamirubi (203) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
33cl bottle. Often overpriced, but I really, really like it. Orange fluid, no head. The flavours hint at strong alcohol and surely indicate sweetness. Most people will find it too outspoken, but I adore the cognac, spiritlike sensation - an ending that lasts forever. The beer is thick and strong, malty enough. It also is very sweet, but this fits the character.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EAGLE82 (163) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
Very good and strong Aroma, beautifull appearance but difficult to drink... Like all doppelbock to me. Very sweet and malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1186) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Pours dark copper with a thin white head. Big sweet aroma almost like treacle. Very malty taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (603) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Malty sweet tangerine-like aroma. Brown and reddish body. Thin head skims the top. Thick warming mouth feel. Mild sweetness. Fruit and caramel sweet. Medium bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omanson (44) - - JAN 17, 2015
Bière forte, peu complexe et pas équilibrée. Arôme trop alcoolisé qui prend le dessus sur tout le reste, on note tout de même une touche de sweet caramel. Je me demande quand même si ce que je viens de boire était bien une bière.


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