VastActiv (3868) - Oulu, - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours are toffee, chocolate, fruits and malts. Pleasant surprise.
markextrae (2041) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle, poured a murky Amber colour with a non lasting tanned head. Lots of yeast. Notes of sweet caramel malts, raisins, spices, slight herbal notes, sticky caramel, slight of metallic taste. Not the best emelisse
Maris (1137) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml bottle on 19/6/2015 (ABV listed as 11%). Pours a slightly cloudy amber with no ead. Has a strong malty nose, with lots of caramel, chocolate and toffee. In the mouth, it’s a really sweet malty monster. Toffee, butterscotch and caramel dominate, but there are also hints of chocolate and prunes. There’s a spicy, slightly sour bitterness providing some punch at the back. Fairly light bodied for such a big beer, with soft carbonation. Not bad, but a bit too sweet and sharp for mine.
gam (3572) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich chocolate pour a purple brown mix in colour weak head mild carbonation aromas nut chocolate very earthy caramel mild toffee treacle the flavours toffee nut rich chocolate treacle mild honey spice clove cardamom notes good stuff the finish excellent aftertastes lots of earthiness wonderful sweetness some natural flavours a classy Doppelbock
ej (943) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a bronze amber color with a creamy-looking tanned head. Vinous and malty aroma with dates, raisins and caramel. Rich light fruity taste, vinous and fairly malty sweet. Full bodied. Softly carbonated.
MonsterMagnet (554) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark ruby with an off white head. Malty, chocolate, toffee, juniper berries, pepper, prunes, roast, light peat, liquorice, salt, wood. Big malty base with plenty of interesting notes. Medium sweet, bitter offsets this quite well, full body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation, lingering chocolate bitter and somewhat boozy finish. Very nice
Davros (2260) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a quickly fading head.
Nose shwos hefty malt, with bready, toasty and almost chocolate-like characters. Loads of melanoidin notes.
Big sweet malty flavours too. Heaps of bready malt, a little booze, some soft spicy hops.
thanatosti (1131) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ MItra Tiel.
Hazy red brown with a tiny off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of caramel. Taste is less sweet than expected, nice bitterness and some peppery notes. Mouthfeel is round, full and surprisingly smooth for its 11% ABV. very nice extreme doppelbock
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy reddish amber colour with a small beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma is sweet malts, mild alcohol, caramel, toffee and some mild dry fruits as well as ripe fruitiness to it. Also some nuttiness. Flavour is very similar, with also some mild grainy notes. Good sipper, and actually not too sweet, even though it’s got quite a high abv.
bartlebier (2537) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bb11/2014. Gist of it: Delicately engineered, ultimately overamped, yet lean German-style Doppelbock with an uneasy conscience of the power and potential of top-fermenting dark ales down South. Nose: dark portwine fruits, stewed maroni, bessenjenever. Taste: more bessenjenever on purified caramel malts amped to eleven, prune jam. Distinct hop fruity bitterness, lingering stone fruit peel and tree bark malt astringency in the finish. Surprisingly lean, medium mouthfeel, Alcohol burn, invisible yeast profile (100% bottom fermented?). Well executed triple winter warmer, straight to the toes after a long walk. The Spinal Tap rendition of their impressively demure Herstbok.
adamnowek (609) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a hazy texture if you look really closely. Tan head. A bit of chocolate and a bit more coffee and smoke.