rondphoto (2651) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Clear dark ruby brown with a rim head and tiny swirls of lace. Taste is toasted caramel malt that adds a little prune in the palate before a bit of bitters finishes it off. The overall brew comes off a little flat (= little carbonation), which makes it dull. Close, but no cigar.
Sebilinz (840) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown body with off white head. Aroma is malt and dark fruits. Taste is malts some sourness some sweetness. Aftertaste is malty with some sweetness and hints of bitterness. One of the best Bockbiers I have ever tasted.
koleminer20 (874) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. 500 mL bottle shared at a tasting on 5 May. The pour is brown with some hints of ruby around the edges and a thin ring of khaki head with some light spotty lace. The aroma is WHOA sweet with some dominating caramel malts. There might be a little of chocolate here as well, but the sweetness just is crushing. The flavor is just as sweet. There are some big caramel notes with a mildly metallic finish. I’m not too big on this mouth feel which is quite thin. The carbonation doesn’t help out too much. The aftertaste is surprisingly quick-fading, but also way too sweet.
fugitive (1518) - Athens, GREECE - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Color hazy brown with medium head. Aroma malt, bread, caramel, sugar. Taste sweet, alcohol, caramel, fruits.
Beerhunter111 (9688) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, etwas würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, leicht würzig.
Frank (3260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent doppel with a rich malt character. It is pours a ruddy red brown and is nearly headless. It’s noise is of carmalized sugar and raisin. A touch of sweetness brings out a chocolate note and, along with a bit of tartness, it also emphasizes a plummy fruitiness. As it warms, the sweetness does cloy a bit though and make the initially creamy mouth feel turn sticky and heavy. Still, I think most lovers of the style will find much to like here. While it does not quite match the finesse of the best doppelbocks, the basic elements are all there.
Saeglopur (747) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from AmmersinO, Vienna. Dark brown body, with medium, creamy, beige head, that dissipates quickly. Delicious, complex aroma of almond, plum, raisin, ripe banana, caramel, chocolate, some roast. Tastes of chocolate, dark dried fruits, almond, banana, nuts. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with a good carbonation and it finishes alcohol warming and sweet, with dark dried fruits and almond. Great! Unique, complex and also quaffable dark bock beer, that interestingly tastes like somewhere inbetween a Doppelbock and a Belgian dark strong ale.
aronvarga (307) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Cloudy, dark rugby color, medium sized short-life beige head, plumy and smoky aroma, from medium to heavy body, very sweet malty taste, sweet malty and dry toffee palate with smokey notes. Nice one.
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 Tap. Complex fruity sugars, berries, nice aromatics in rlthe finish. Medium body, creamy, light sparkly. Nicely balanced, light, approachable. Need to try this head to head with the Andechs Doppelbock., not sure the granite ads extra complexity compared.
stantheman (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A 750 ml swing-top bottle (year 2011) from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A dark brown beer with moderate whitish head. Fruity and malty impressions on the nose. Delicately and pleasantly fruity and malted on the tongue. A delightful bock!