bubbleflubber (2159) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours toward the amber side of mahogany into the glass, with an initial froth that diminishes to a thinning ring with light soap lace. The nose is of toffee, aerated sugars and some esters. The flavors let down a smidgen, with muddy malt, esters, roasts and a back-palate hop and ABV that aren’t necessarily discernible from one another. The mouthfeel is decently smooth and slick, but this really gets muddy as a discernible doppelbock. Kudos for the effort as the first truly mass-marketed open-source brewing project!
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a medium sized tan head. Odd aroma of pear, sweet biscuit and vegetal. Creamy texture with a caramel taste. Finishes bitter and is warming.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden brown with a smaller bubbly off white head that left some light lacing. Aroma of toffee, sweet malt, dark fruits, fruity, very floral and citrus. Flavor of grainy sweet malts, toffee, nuts and dark fruits.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby with a light tan head. Aroma is light malt, toffee, light alcohol. Taste is a light caramel, light alcohol, some toffee. Bland.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby red to brown hue, thin ring of off-white foam quickly dissappears, great clarity. Nose of melanoidins and bread crusty, rye character, touch of caramel. Flavor is bock-like melanoidins with a strong rye backbone, touch of sweet nut and grain malts, low hop flavor and bitterness, slight grassy and roast tones, hints of oak and bourbon linger in the back, finishes dry. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, watery slick texture. Overall a pretty good, but not quite great, doppelbock with a nice range of flavors that is usually not found in this style, kudos to Flying Dog on this collaboration!
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Theis. Pours a clear and warm amber with a small off-white head. Fat and intense aroma of pumpernickel. Quite full-bodied with loads of roasted malt and pumpernickel. Solid American hoppy finish - a lot hoppier than the German originals. But a fine example of the style. 160109
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Pours a clear light brown with a tiny off-white head. Smells of rye. Sweet and quite dry. Malty. Hints of nuts. Pretty high carboantion. Full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Thanks for sharing, Thais.
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. [Thanks to Theis for sharing] Average foamy off-white head that mostly diminish. Somewhat clear amber color. Solid malt, caramel, toast malt rye bread. Medium bodied, average carbonation, mild alcohol texture. Moderate sweet flavor, mild bitterness. Malty sweet finish.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Unclear red brown colour with a good medium white head. Aroma of well toasted malt and caramel with some eyast and light alcohol. Good pleasant mouthfeel. The flavour has a good deep maltiness with caramel, some yeast, some dark fruits, a pleasant soft bitterness, and some alcohol. Tasty double bock.
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ØLButikken. Clear nutbrown - white head. Sweetness, roasted, nutty, light wood, chocolate, medium hoppy, grassy, light bourbon notes, ryebread, caramel, sharpness, light alcoholic. Nice smooth body. Well balanced !!!