adv (22) - Milan, - APR 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is not easy to brew 28 plato degrees. Kulmbacher manages it, but the result is too much alcohol-tasting to me.
mmmbeer (1323) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
bikbo (3) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
El aroma es escaso, sobretodo alcoholico. Color brillante rojo, muy bonito. El sabor a alcohol, nueces, ahumado. Demasiados grados para beberla a mediodia...
geologyguy (971) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter malty smell, taste is very malty, sweet and strong alcohol, dang, could get messed up on this...pretty good and easy to drink
Jimbo2 (46) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than the ratings it gets. Quite sweet and with pronounced alcohol, but really not unpleasant for the seasoned drinker.
Zupastan (94) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber beer with close to no head. Smell is caramel, banana, alcohol. Taste is caramel, almost wine-ish, banana. Aftertaste is sugary, some bitter off-flavour that lasts for a while, bit metallic. Not a fan.
AshtonMcCobb (3906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - deep amber with a thin head that falls away very quickly.
Nose - honey, maybe some red fruits and definitely a boozy backdrop.
Taste - toffe and honey. Maybe oranges. Luscious boozy finish.
Palate - full bodied with a rich sweet middle section and a tangy and still rich and sweet finish.
Overall - not exactly balanced or refreshing but nicely indulgent like a barley wine in some ways.
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a mostly clear amber color with a medium sized off white head that had great retention and left a good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is dark fruits, figs, some sugar, and yeast. The taste is sweet and fruity up front and you also pick up the alcohol. On the back-end you pick up some bitterness and dark fruits and figs. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy and the drinkability is low, it is quite a sipper.
cervmagpt (408) - PORTUGAL - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 9A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch F2 21:05. AROMA: strong malty presence with notes of some caramel and bread crust (mailllard reaction). peppery alcohol aromas complement the malt. APPEARANCE: deep ambar color with slight orange highlights and translucent. medium to thin ivory head with low retention with some lacing. TASTE: strong malty and alcoholic presence with a sweet character and some toasty notes. moderately-low and balanced bitterness. almost sweet finish. PALATE: full body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a very good (and strong) doppelbock.
allmyvinyl (6297) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear amber, short-lived off-white head. Aromas of honey, caramel, light herbs, wood and boozy notes. Brandy maybe. Taste is sweet, light booze burn, malty, some fruit preserved in alcohol kinda thing going on. Slightly sticky on the finish.
Flanfl (244) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark yellow, brownish colour. Medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, banana and alcohol. Flavour is similar, with some candy sugar. The alcohol is a bit too forward. Sweet caramel medium finish. Creamy body and high carbo. Could be better. Too sweet and the alcohol could be more pleasant
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