brokensail (10795) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark brown/cola colored elixir with a small off-white head.
S: A nice fruity sweetness to start things off. I get plums, figs, cherries, and raisins. There’s some caramel maltiness as well as a hint of toasted bread and cola.
T: The flavor is much the same, perhaps a bit more "bread forward". Lots of sweet cola and caramel along with very ripe dark fruit flavors.
M: The body is medium with a lively carbonation that fills the mouth nicely.
D: I love me a good doppelbock and this one certainly fit. Definitely worth a tick.
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toated caramel and tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Heavy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Koelschtrinker (10511) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dezent herber, eher zurückhaltender Antrunk und weiteres Aroma. Alkoholisch, gleichzeitig aber auch wässrig, das Malz ist laff, ebenso das Getreide. Zum Ende scharf alkoholisch. Wo bleibt die Würzigkeit? 10/7/7/8/13/7
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Some caramellic notes. Moderate bitter caramellic flavor. Some alcoholic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
bierkoning (10163) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Bottle: deep dark brown color, poor head. Malty raisinny aroma. Full bodied, almost thick. Sweet and malty flavor. Tropical fruit, caramel and some chichorei. Alcohol clearly noticed. Malty, bitter aftertaste. Firm high quality doppelbock.
Tap: Café Morshuis Albergen. Sweet, malty flavor with roasted malt and some bitter chocolate. Mango. Soft but persistant prickly mouthfeel. Not a sign of alcohol. Very likeable.
A tap sample tasted in feb ’06 had a mint and anis character.
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Clear amber coloured. Brownish dense head. Huge at the beginning, but diminished quite quickly. Malt, fruit and some chocolate notes in the aroma. Flavour of fruit, liqourice and alcahol. Alcahol is quite well hidden. Ends on a malty notes with some alcahol at the bottom. Quite good one, but not in the same ballgame as Andechs and Ayinger.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received via trade with porterhouse. Pours deep brown with an average, frothy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toffee, nutty), light hops (grass), average yeast (broth, dough) with notes of figs, cherries, port, and molasses. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a slight bitter, metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear dark brown colour with a reddish hue; very little foam remaining; the nose is a little bit sourish, roasted with strong notes of caramel, dates and a touch of alcohol; sweet and medium-bodied, tart and sour; dry and astringent bitter finish - it really does not work for me
FatPhil (9291) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Keg (St. Urho’s, Helsinki).
Less punchy than the bottled version. Perfumed, almost fruity. More bitter, and less sticky than the bottle too.
The bottled version is a perfect final beer - strong sticky sweet maltiness, with enough bitterness to hide the alcohol, or at least draw attention away from it.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, dark mahogany lager with a small, creamy, light brown head. Excellent retention. Vinous nose with esters and phenols of maple, nuts, port, dark fruits, chocolate and a puff of hickory smoke. Sweet dark fruit flavor, chewy malts, port. Some alcohol and medium bitter. Full-bodied with a heavy/oily mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Sweet, fruity finish. World class find in a little wine/beer/cheese/printing/shipping store called WorkSmart and The Virginia Touch in Berryville, Va. <<-- Now, that’s a plug!