jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by nuplastikk. Thanks. Caramel and toffee with a little wood. Really decent beer. I would love to delve deeper into this style.
graziano85 (304) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour, clear, with rubin shine, and a small beige head. Smell is hoppy, vegetable hops, but also a bit resin, and also roasted malts, even some smokeyness. Taste is malty, roasted, some toffee, with a good bitterness too, intense. Full mouthfeel.
I don’t know if it’s a perfect Altbier, since I never tried before, but it’s really a very good beer.
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Fruity aroma, candylike. Almost clear dark red brown colour. The flavour is caramelly, sweetish. Sugary and candylike, but not sweet as such. Roasted and dry finish.
Nevalainen (82) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brown color with tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet with a long bitter finish. Oily texture. Well balanced.
Bamsen78 (3108) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from McTapps & MichaelAwesome - thank you! Pours slightly hazy dark ruby / copper brown with stable off-white head. Sweetish aroma of malt, caramel and fruit, with notes of dust. Dusty flavour, with sweetish notes of malt and caramel and bitter, hoppy touches. Bitter aftertaste. Well-balanced and enjoyable. Good.
EithCubes (4840) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle from State Line, love to see those recycling rings. Nose is very sweet, thick malt with brown sugar and various Maillard, earth, sticky grapes, light spice, faint roast and just beautiful aromatic complexity. Pours dark brown with a dense and sudsy tan head, lots of lace; really dialing everything in so far. Taste is very sweet with medium bitterness, light grain and a touch of chalk rising above other minerals, otherwise more of the aforementioned deep malt complexity and some low-lying fruitiness -- toffee, faint prune, anise. The bitterness turns somewhat astringent in the aftertaste but it’s not bad, and the hops really come forward with earth, wood, and spice to unleash a massive bite not anticipated by the nose alone. A gritty, lightly dank hop bite, herbal around the edges. Slow-arriving but strong warmth and a little bit of fumy fire from the alcohol. Full body. The presumed decoction might have been boiled a little too long, as the malt starts to resemble broth/bouillon after a while, but otherwise I’d say this is about as perfect a Doppelsticke as you’ll be able to find, and a rival to the best Doppelböcke.
beer_est_deus (646) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Klar, brun-orange med ett skum av små brun-orange bubblor. Doft: Kanderat socker, humle, lager, jord, rostade nötter, lakrits, alkohol. Smak: Malt, humle, jord, bränt socker, svagt av dåligt kaffe, frukt. Gillar öl med beska, dock är beskan i eftersmaken här inte så trevlig. Det påminner om industri lager beska.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks McTapps!). Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is resin, spruce, some sweet maltiness along with some toffee. Flavour is resin, grass, some toffee, ripe fruits and mild toasted notes. Quite tasty, a bit like a wellhopped doppelbock.
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear ruby red with a tan medium sized head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, gooseberries. Taste is sweet maltycaramel, light roasted, light alcohol. Medium bodied.
HonusWagner (1368) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thinnish body for the style. Medium sweetness of hard caramels, little hop presence. Touch charred. Easy to drink.
mmahut (951) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours in dark caramel amber body with medium to high creamy tan head. Aroma has strong dark fruity character, herbs, nuts, light roasty and caramel. Taste has high earthy bitterness, evident alcohol, low to medium woody sweetness. Body is medium, low carbonation.