chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at Plan B, RBESG pub crawl, August 2005. Copper colour with a reddish tinge. Less soy sauce than the norm for a doppelbock, which is good for me as, although I’m plenty fond of soy sauce in Chinese food, I’m not keen on it in a beer. Heavily malty aroma. Full bodied with a fair amount of licorice on the palate. Sweet, of course, but it is a doppelbock. I often struggle with doppelbocks but this I enjoyed, even if it was a fairly small sample.
FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A swedish doppelbock. I did’nt expect much, but it was actually good. Amber colour with an medium white mostly diminishing head. Sweet aroma of caramel and fruits.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle, 2002 vintage, thanks Ungstrup) Minimal off-white head with murky copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, raisin, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, mil chocolate, raisin, caramel. Somewhat thin body, creamy, alcohol nearly invisible. Definitely showing its age.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle from 2002 - Murky bronze-brown body with almost no head. The aroma has hints of raisins and choclate but obvious oxidation hampers things. THe flavor is simialr, raisins, cocoa, and carboard. Watery, thin very attenuated mouthfeel with little evident residual sugars.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/3/06. Poured out of 330 mL bottle, obtained as a generous gift from ompher on RateBeer 2/15/05. Rated blind. Dark brown in color with deep red-orange highlights and tiny flecks in suspension. Full, fluffy, light tan-white head, strikingly pale for the color of the body. Fine, tight lacing while the head is there, but it fades far too quickly. Fruity nose with lightly toasted, soft biscuity malt and a fuzzy tangyness. Flavor is fairly mild, lightly bready like some dark wheat bread crust with a touch of nuttiness and faint earthy hops. Lightly drying medium body with a slightly sweet, toasty, lightly earthy finish, lingering quite impressively with light doughy bread and hints of fruit. Solid and certainly very drinkable, but not spectacular. Still, I’d be happy to sit down with a six-pack of this brew at a spring picnic. Thanks Per!
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown colour with small off-white head. Malty aroma with raisins and caramel and hints of alcohol. Sweet fruity aroma with a warning alcohol feeling. Also raisin and caramel in the aroma, smooth mouthfeel. This bottle is 1.5 years after best before date but it still have alcohol notes. But much smoother.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brown color with no head. The taste is a sweet body with a thin palate. Slight alcohol notes. Rather boring.
jonas (5284) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy red brown.
Raisin, plum, caramel aroma.
Flavot likewise butterscotch, caramel, raisin.
Lightish body, slight
stouby (3429) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at home. Thanks to rickgordon.
Dark orange with light brown head, mostly diminishing, fair lacings. Aroma moderate malty (dark bread, caramel, fruity) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, fine balanced, long duration. Medium body, oily, flat carbonated.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours an unclear brown, with a small head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel and candy sugar. Taste is sweet, fruity, some caramel. Medium fruity aftertaste