sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a medium brown with a frothy white head, Aroma of caramel malt. Flavour is soft, sweet malt with a smokey hint, Dry aftertaste.
darkseduction (552) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flasche 50cl. Rotblondes Bier mit schwacher Krone. Malzige und üppige Blume, süffiger Gesamteindruck, Versteckt den Alkohol recht gut, harmonischer Gesamteindruck.
Shaney (2429) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Der wenige Schaum ist schnell verflogen. Leicht hopfig-herbe Aromen liegen in der Luft. Der Antrunk ist dann vollmalzig-würzig. Im Abgang eher herb bis bitter. Der Alk.-Gehalt drückt massiv auf die Süffigkeit. Insgesamt ein eher sperriger Bock, der in der Stärke übertreibt "Bambergs stärkstes Bier" halt.
Test vom 19.2.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,9,7,9,10,9 - 8,75
MrHangover (2065) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ de Paas. This pous out a clear, dirty brown colour with a small, white head. Malty, earthy aroma’s and some funk. Flavour is faints, packs an alcohol kick and still has a watery body. I didn’t liked this one that much...
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap @ the brewpub. The head is ok, the body amber. It smells darkmalty and a bit alcoholic. The taste is very malty, a bit darkmalty-smoky, also a little bit sour. The consistency is oily. 11/10/10/10/12/10
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at de paas. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt. Flavour is sweet malt, some dark fruit, sweet with a bitter finish.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown half litre bottle, best before 2nd Jun 09. Poured into half litre ’Berliner Kindl’ glass and drank in Jan 09. This review was done while eating brown bread and a Smoked German Salami salad.
Because of this breweries history (I have visited twice) I assumed this would be a real smokey special with loads of hidden strenght. That was not the case, there was more smokiness in my salami then in the beer!
The beer poured a clear dark amber with very little head, even after a vigorous pour.
No aroma worth mentioning when the beer is first poured and cold. As it warms a Peaty (like some Whiskies) aroma does appear, a warming open fire sort of thing. It is however, too little, too late.
The alcohol is evident in the mouthfeel and taste. A little smokiness arrives in the aftertaste and a slight warming of the throat followed each mouthful (it isn’t a sipping beer).
I feel this is a half and half compromise between a Rauch and Doppelbock, with the Doppelbock coming out on top, but only just.
Having said that, I enjoyed the beer, I just wish I could have scored it higher in some of the other review areas.
Tranquillity (1386) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught, cafe brecht. Dark gold body, small white head. Aroma malty, but rather weak. The taste is too much of alcohol, and the finish is weak but very bitter.
Jonb5 (306) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper colour, hazy, minimal head. Slight musty aroma, strong hints of booze, a bit hoppy. Tasted charcol and roasted malts. All flavours were slightly drowned out by the booze, it was a bit too much. Not smooth but not fizzy. Ok to have tried but won’t seek out again.
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.
Clear copper colour with small off-white head.
Heavy bready malty aroma with some mild medical notes.
Malt, bread, hops, some sweetness and metal in flavour.
Definitely not my favourite.