RihardsF (82) - LATVIA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with almost no foam. Smells weird. Tastes intense with some spices. Not so well balances beer. Can feel alchohol.
Beerman6686 (4703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a hazy lighter brown with a small beige head. Aroma was of burnt sugar, caramel and dark fruits. Flavor was similar, grassy hops, sweet caramel, alcohol and some fig. Ok.
zenkis (598) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish with no foam and lasing. Aroma of pure sweet caramel-berries, fruity, estery with soft not sharp alcohol pungent presence and soft toasted, toffee touch. Taste is sweet with some light bitter mix from hopping and toasted malt at the end. Overall flavor - like sharp scotch ale - sharpness from alcohol, fruity complexity from malt mix and....ale yeast. To me this definitely is NOT doppelbock, more scotch ale. Palate - medium to full body, thick, oily texture, flat carbonation, sweet, caramel finish, a bit sour aftertaste. Pleasant brew but why this brew is in this category - is a big question to me. Doppelbock with ale yeast!?!
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
23rd November 2013
Lightly hazy deep red - amber - brown beer. Tidy cream coloured head. Smooth palate, slightly soft. Fine carbonation. Strong malt with a touch of cream. Marmite. Subtle dried fruits and a little spice. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Nowt wrong with this but I found it a bit chewy, just a bit too Bocky!
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear ruby color, small white head. Sweetish, grassy hoppy aroma. Quite sweet, grassy hoppy and malty, American style doppelbock. And yes, it is very sweet!
juanenka (252) - valladolid, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Presencia marró con espuma beige duradera. Aroma maltoso, dulce de leche y tofe. En. Ica entra dulce y maltosa con un gran cuerpo acabando dulce y ligeramente amarga
Leighton (11872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Day 2, Session 2. Pours clear ruby with a mild, white cream head. Sweet toasty bread on the nose with notes of dried berries. Big sweet flavor with sugary, semi-dark malts, ripe berries, grapes and brown sugar. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Warming finish with sticky sugars and more ripened berries. Great for the style.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, grain, toffee, chocolate, and tootsie rolls. Flavor of caramel, toffee, herbs, and grain.
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big molasses, caramel, raisin, prune, fig, pear, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, light chocolate, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity of big syrupy-like malt and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big molasses, caramel, raisin, fig, prune, pear, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, biscuit, chocolate, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, fig, prune, pear, brown bread, brown sugar, biscuit, chocolate, and light nuttiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and dark fruit flavors; with a nice sweetness/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very slick, moderately syrupy, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good doppelbock style. All around good balance and complexity of dark malt and dark fruit flavors; and quite smooth for the ABV, but is still definitely a sipper. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Pinball (10927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from olbutikken.
clear dark amber, small bubbly head. bottle foamed over when opened.
fruity and caramelly aroma, somewhere between an imperail south european lager, and a quad. pretty weird. Flavor is lots of malts, quite some caramel, faint nuts, good bitterness, faint fruits. However, the experience in total is pretty boring, and sort of a little cloying. Only a little bit better than many mainstream macro lagers available here in europe. Perhaps it\s just not a very good idea to boost a lager to this alc. level.