gopherfan99 (462) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sampler pack in Munich Airport, pours dark amber with a white head, sweet taste of malt, caramel, and fruits, better than I expected from an airport sampler pack
Mothroy (80) - - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Rich chestnut brown colour with an excellent off-white, creamy head. Aroma of raisins, prunes and crystal malt. Very full flavours echoing the aroma but with a slightly cloying sweetness. Very smooth.
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tall half-litre flip-top bottle: BBD 11th Nov 14, poured (twice) into a ’Chimay’ chalice on 5th May 14. Red hue to the brew, beige head that soon turned into a wisp and collar. Dark berries, raisins and semi-sweet malts in the nose: the taste is sweeter but has the same berries and raisin feel to it’s flavours. A long way from the top Doppelbock brews but an interesting take on the style. Gets better as it warms a little, the second pour being almost like a different beer because of the temp differential.
Vaiz (3349) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark brown pour, almost no head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, toffee and licorice. Flavor is very sweet, slightly warming, loads of licorice and with low carbonation but a decent body.
Frode (231) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Pours nice clear, dark amber to brown, with minimal off-white head. Aroma of malt, brown sugar and a touch of alcohol. Soft, lightly sweet, malty and a bit spiced flavour.
arojewski (49) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Distinct caramel and malt aroma the second I opened it. Rich, transparent pour with quickly dissolved head. Light on the palate for such a deep malty flavor.
ruigo (1108) - PORTUGAL - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a 50cl bottle. Pours a clear brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, raisins and malty. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is more sweet than bitter. Overall, bit watery for a doppelbock, very drinkable but not remarkable.
VastActiv (2834) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Hadanka, Helsinki. Originally rated 12112011. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, caramel, fruits and malts.
ThirstyBird (1566) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep brown color with orange highlights and a tan head. The nose is caramel, grain, fruit. The taste is fruit, toffee, grain, grass, a bit of alcohol ending fruity and a bit sharp. The body is medium and a bit slick with decent carbonation. It’s a decent beer though nothing really stands out as being special.
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, fruchtig. Geschmack sehr malzig, fruchtig, getreidig, minimal alkoholisch.