Panzerfaust (784) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, - JUL 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from Whole Foods Market, Coddingtown, Santa Rosa, CA. Pours a dark brown/burgundy color and a fine long lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, rye, Pumpernickel, pistachios, hazelnuts, toasted grains, prunes, licorice and dark olives. Amazing. Taste is wonderful: Roasted sweetness and dark fruits shine on over an earthy, bready taste in the back. Incredible and refined! Towards the end I even feel a fig flavor counterpoint. Roastiness prevails over the caramel sweetness making this one a fantastically balanced Doppelbock. Medium to big body, not as bold as, let’s say, Andechser’s, but more refined. Alcohol almost unnoticeable. Smooth and silky in the palate. World-class and the best German beer I’ve tasted so far.
laakus (105) - Nossebro, - JUN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brow almost black, clear, light brown foam. Aroma; sweet malts, toffee, light touch of dark fruit. Mouth; Medium body with nice carbonation, somewhat creamy. Very nice balanced beer with tastes that combines light touches of chocolate, roastiness, some liquorice, sweet fruits. Alcohol very well hidden. A Masterpiece of beer!
FunkyF (739) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Mörkt brunröd med mycket ljusbrunt skum. Doft av malt och karamell. Smak av choklad och karamell med trevlig beska.
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell: molasses, chocolate, prunes, hint of smoke. Taste: smooth mouth feel, blackberries, caramel. Finish: coffee, fruity esters, light hoppy bitterness, ashy. (no date on bottle, probably ~2015, tasted 04/03/16)
ehaak26 (38) - - JUN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. Aroma is bread and coffee. Finish is slightly bitter
jukkar (106) - FINLAND - JUN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma has bread and coffee in it, also reminds me of Finnish "mämmi". Really dark color, almost no head. Quite sweet taste which I am not fond of. Palate is fizzy and lively, finish is long and lightly bitter. Overall, quite good experience.
Eripe323 (61) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Deep dark Brown/red with a bit beige head. Aroma of mixed malts, toffee, chocolate, hints of mocca. Taste is a bit rosted, coffee, dark dried fruits, chocolate. A nice sweet bitterness, especially in the aftertaste. Fantastic!
Blastomorpha (57) - - JUN 12, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lot of roasted malt and caramel, but no traces of fruitiness. The finish is way more bitter than expected. Some smokyness too.
It reminded more of an english beer (I’d say a stout) that a german one, but I’m pretty sure that mine was an unlucky bottle as the beer had neither the aroma nor the taste as strong or complex as I read almost everywhere.
Wiil try again.
Florya (1559) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: bottle Appearance: dark brown with a small tanned head. Aroma: brown sugar, coffee, milk chocholate, prunes and bread. Palate: full body, medium to low carbonation.
vexorgtr (29) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, Full of flavor... a benchmark of the style. Looks great, smells great, Nice rich flavor.. Ayinger has a winner on their hands here.
VFB (10) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark brown/black pour with a dark tan 2 finger head. Dissipates quickly with minimal lacing. Notable mocha/coffee, malty taste. Perfect amount of bitterness to finish. Would love another!