Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought and generously shared by Craftmember, from Delirium Hoppy Loft. Hoppin’ Frogs top-fermented take on the German Doppelbock style. Thin, lacing, stable, pale beige head over a hazy burgundy coloured beer with reddish glow. Rich and beautifully perfumed aroma of melting milk chocolate and Belgian chocolate ’truffels’, hazelnuts, vanilla, touch liquorice, kahlua, caramel, Worcestershire sauce, marmelade, baked banana, madera, marzipan, even a suggestion of coconut. Sweet, soft, fluffy onset, very caramelly, Belgian chocolates, dates, almond, banana cake, umami flavours adding complexity, slight hint of soy sauce, bready malts, smooth with a toasted touch, very light but well-dosed sourishness as well as a light spicy hop bitterness in the end, remaining in the background not to overpower the feast of malts as it ought to be in a Doppelbock, and some warming, bourbon-like alcohol. Adorable, this brewery is gradually conquering the malthead in me...
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A hazy amber/brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes slightly sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit. Interesting beer.
zoucrew102 (1088) - - AUG 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Huge malt aroma with toffee and caramel malt as well as a bit of toasted barley. Pours caramel colored with a thin tan head with little retention or lacing. Starts with rich caramel and toffee flavors and sticky sweetness. Finishes smooth with sticky sweet caramel an toffee. Excellent, malt bomb of a bock!
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the tap room, nitro edition. A creamy finger thick off-white head forms over a hazy chestnut colored body. The aroma is quite malty, with toffee, bread, nuts, some dried fruits and brown sugar. It’s full bodied super smooth and lightly warming on the palate. Caramel, bread, dark sugar and dried fruits in the flavor. Lasting finish with too much sugary sweetness. A bit heavy on a hot summer afternoon, but sure nice. 150616
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Thin mouth, very sweet, flavors match nose, light booze, very good.
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of malt, grain, dark fruit, and grass. Taste is very malty, with dark fruit and grain. Fair amount of sugar. Lingering grain and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Body is medium and decently carbonated. Damn good.
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep murky medium brown with not much of a head. Very aromatic with plenty of dates and raisins, some molasses and a hint of rum. Flavor is full bodied with all the requisite flavors that a good dopplebock should have. Plenty of molasses, dates, moist canned baked brown bread and a slight warming booziness that is enticingly lip smacking. Sticky mouthfeel. Good winter warmer to bring in March like a lion.
Idiosynkrasie (5549) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Hazy chestnut colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, ochre-ish, beige head. Multi-layered dark malty aroma has sweet, herbal, spicy and toasty facets, hints of nougat, toffee and treacle. Taste is intensely sweet dark malty, notes of malt lozenge, treacle, toffee, sweetness is passably hold at bay by dry, toasty malty notes, supported by some bitter hoppy overtones with tobacco touch; slightly sticky palate. Rich, intense and heavy.
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 12/13/14 (Courtesy of TerryR)-42° in Mug-Pours brown with a small loose tan head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel, malt, and toffee. Taste of the same with more caramel and toffee on the back end. This full bodied brew is well balanced and warms you up on a chilly night.
kappldav123 (5700) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass brownish, small head. Alcoholic-malty aroma. Starts strong-malty, a bit alcoholic, hints of caramel. More and more spicy. Well balanced finish, warming. Nice!