thewolf (11176) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ YNWA, Vintage 2005. Pour is a muddy red-brown amber liquid and a small beige head - becoming a thin film soon after. Aroma is sweet, has lots of malts, a little berries, some plums and raisins. Mouthfeel is extremely full. Flavour feel a little underwhelming at first - quite sweet with no indication of alcohol. Raisins, caramel, weak roastyness, berries and a light spicyness.
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2001 rendition. A small beige cover tops the cloudy dark chestnut brown body. Well begun oxidation leands old leaves, red apples and coiny flavours, but they never get very obtrusive and bold earthy and toffee notes join themselves to the buttery, toasted munich malts that are certainly not ashamed of their old age. A solid lager, the mouthfeel remains rather round if a bit loose in its carbonation and texture. Still, a smoothed malt-oriented strong beer, heavily bready and well-organized, never getting too sweet in this aged sample, which does not seem to always be the case with fresher bottles.
ekstedt (5406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Bottle (33 cl), 2007 edition with 7.9 % abv. Clear reddish brown with large, fluffy, off-white head. Fruity, syrupy, slightly burnt malt aroma, with some herbal hops and woody notes. Medium to full bodied and very smooth. Quite bitter finish, alcohol well hidden.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of omhper. Pours brown with a white head that settles down to sparse carbonation. Smells fruity with cherries, raisins, and plums dominating a sweet malty backdrop. Tastes of cherries, fruit, slightly metallic and very earthy. Mouthfeel is tingly and tarte. Finish is lemony.
Furseth (1950) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 Bottle, and brewed 2004-05.
Dark brown colour, flat head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dust, raisins, and lots of maltyness. Flavor is malty,cola, raisins
dark chocolate.Smouth bitter mouth feeling and finsih. Medium to full body.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBESG 2006 (2000 vintage). Bready with a bit of chocolate. Alcohol well hidden. Not too bad, a tad uninteresting for a doppelbock.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste this at Bishop Arms at the same time as the others below. A cloudy beer with white head and a sweety caramel taste to it. A clear alcohol taste but complex otherwize. Quite sweet but not bad. Maybe too much alcohol taste for me.
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bishop Arms, Gothenburg. (vintage 1999). Red brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, alcohol, fruit. Flavour is sweet, honey, caramel, alcohol, spices, malt.
yngwie (13524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Bishops Arms, Gothenburg. (vintage 1999) Reddish brown with a small off-white head and some sediments. Aroma has very ripe fruits, beef-stock, sugar-sweetness, malt and alcohol. Sweet flavor with stock, alcohol and spicy notes. Full-bodied, with a long finish. (060825)
gnoff (7784) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 9/14/2006
50 cl bottle at Bishops Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Gothenburg on August 25.
Shady brown color, white head. Sweet raisin a bit vinous scent. Very smooth mouthfeel. Sweet taste. Normal bitterness.
2000 version: Bottle on RBESG 2006.
Shady brown color, tan head. Sweet raisin Madeira like scent, also some grainy smell. Sweet raisin Madeira taste as well. Smooth mouthfeel.
6/3/5/3/9 = 2.6
2005 version: Bottle on RBESG 2006.
Clear brown color, tan head. Sweet scent, a bit tame taste, perhaps sweet. Dry mouthfeel.
5/2/5/3/10 = 2.5
Yet one more rating
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg
Clear dark red color, thick tan head. Malty, grainy, smooth scent. Raisin, malt sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
New rating from March 25, 2008.
33 cl bottle at The Rover, Göteborg.
2003 vintage labeled 7.9% ABV.
Brewed 2002-01-18. Bottled 2003-04-24. BB 2004-04-24.
Shady brown color, smallish brown head. Raisins, port wine, alcohol, grainy scent. Raisin, alcohol, grainy, roasted taste. Coffee aftertaste. Chocolate as well. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Well aged I think.
2007 against 2008
2007 at a 33 cl bottle 7.9% ABV purchased by me about 1 year ago at Systembolaget
2008 purchased by deft recently, 33 cl bottle at 7.9% ABV from Systembolaget
07 BB 05/08 - 08 BB 03/09
On September 11, 2008
07 rating - Clear dark reddish brown color, tan head. Sweet malty caramel scent, also roasted, raisins and metallic. Sweet caramel and toffee taste, roasted hints and also bready with raisins. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterenss. Very nice. Some dirt cellat moist earth tones.
08 rating - Clear dark reddish brown color, tan small head. Sweet malty and caramel sent, some alcohol. Sweet malty, bready and grainy, alcohol taste. Slight roasted aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit too young perhaps?
33 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on March 24, 2012
Hazy copper color, smallish off-white head. Acidic, solvents, berry, alcohol scent. Berry, solvents, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on December 22, 2012. 09 version/vintage.
A bit hazy brown color, yellow head. SWeet, malty, grainy scent, also raisins. Sweet, malty, grainy taste. Grainy, malty, raisin aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on March 1, 2013.
09 vintage, BB end of December 2010.
Slight bit hazy brown color, tan head. Sweet, raisin scent. Sweet, raisin taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Has aged to my liking!