cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, - OCT 22, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
6.9% ABV (as marked on bottle)
I tried this beer on October 7, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent dark brown with a thin tan coloured head. The aroma was roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, and yeast. The mouthfeel was creamy, full bodied with good carbonation. The flavour was dark fruits, molasses, roasted malt, and more yeasty notes. An excellent beer.
jdb288 (342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours muddy brown with slight tan head. Aroma is slightly floral, a bit woody (can’t put my finger on it), and a litlte hoppy. Taste is rich...I get strong caramel and chocolate notes, roasted malt (excellent!) and toffee. I sense a bit of a floral hop on the finish. I could drink this all day long.
arnold931 (178) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a thick tan head. Nose is toffee and dark fruit. Taste is sweet and brown sugar. A great doppelbock.
Beerhunter111 (5371) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, süß, fruchtig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, stark fruchtig süß, Karamell, schokoladig, leicht alkoholisch.
Handypaul (161) - - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a beige head that leaves no lacing. Vague aroma of pine and malt. Lightly bitter taste that is also quite light in the finish. Light body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation and a brief finish. Balanced but thin.
iggynelix (67) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap it at Unos Hamilton this is a defining Doppelbock. Clear pale amber with no head and just a hint of bitter on the malts.
dunn4040 (84) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown pour with a thin tan head made of tight forming bubbles. Aroma is dark malts, molasses, brown sugar, and chocolate. Incredibly rich flavor. Dark roasted malt flavors, wood, hints of bitter chocolate. Delicious, rich, and refreshing all at the same time. Sets the standard for Dopplebocks.
dfroms (58) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Nicola. Pours a reddish cola color with tiny khaki head. Aroma is rich roasted grain, prunes, toffee, banana, spice, cherry cobbler, fruity Ethiopian coffee. Taste is plums, ripe cherry, soft milk chocolate, coffee. A beautiful blending of doppelbock flavors with slightly more stout-like roast.
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Med ölföreningen julen 2013. Smak och doft av karamell, torkad frukt, svagdricka, malt, honung med chokladtoner.
McWorta (478) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahagony clear colour with fine red wine traces, lightly CO2 propelled with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malts with light notes of leather, tobacco and dried fruits develop and a hint of metallic off-flavour, too. Full bodied yet pleasantly lively offering a slick texture of sweet roast aroma, light liquorice and tobacco notes. Lasting finish with a malt and alcoholic sweetness.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark Reddish-Brown in colour. Very malty; roasty malts, coffee, caramel, toffee, smoked malts. Very Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums. Hoppy; moderate hops. Warming alcohol. Sweet malty fruity throughout; some dryness in the finish. Enjoyable. Nice beer!