ration (1887) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300813. Bottle at home. Pours clear dark ruby with a nice head that disappears leaving a ring. Aroma malts, sugar. Too sweet, feels like half baked.
Marstonlad (321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A color of reddish copper with a little white head. Aroma is overall very malty, plenty of bready and nutty notes. Taste is at first surprisingly sweet but dries a little towards the finish. German style maltiness dominates with caramel, bread and bisquit. Medium bodied, smooth and drinkable palate. Overall this malts-driven beer is very tasty but initially a bit too sweet for me.
MisoW (678) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown color with beige head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is sweet, caramel, roasted malt, low bitterness, alcohol is well hidden. Bittersweet finish.
mikkopen (770) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Clear dark orange-brown colour, thin off-white head. Caramel-sweet malty aroma with dark fruits and toasted notes. The flavour is sweet, caramel-malty, with nuts and dark fruits.
JaKeAFC (439) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl swing top bottle, 7.2%. Dark redo to mahogany color, clear, short beige head, no lacing. Smell of toasted malts, stout, coffee. Aroma is pretty sharp on the toasted malts, dark bread, caramel and whiskey, butter biscuits. Some fruity esters. Taste has a dark-sugar sweetness baked by a pomace-brandy like bitterness. Finish is fairly dry with fuel notes. Alcoholic, sustained carbonation, medium bodied. Would say this is something to be expected from a doppelbock, and overall it’s pretty clean and good enough.
mile (2657) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light bread, faint alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light bread with light dark fruits, faint alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, light caramel and light bread, light dark fruits and light alcohol. Sweetish and lightly fruity doppelbock. 7,2% makes the finish bit drier - not too much caramel.
Beerheart65 (868) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, almost ripe fruity aroma has dark bread and malt, syrup, bit caramel, banana. Clear mahogany brown with bit ruby, medium long light brown head. Medium body, soft carbonation and feel, sweet, short malty finish. Bit flat and dull, needs some kick, spices or fizzy carbonation or something.
TET (1402) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark brown beer with a medium and light beige head. The nose of rich malts, some sweet bread, some sweetness, basicly, not roastiness. The simple aroma. Taste is rich and malty, syrup, dark bread, only hint of dark malts. The aftertaste is not so sweet than the taste, luckily. Medium+ bodied, low, but refreshning carbonation. Rich and malty beer with strong sweetness, only hint of darker nuancees.
Sarpa (632) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 50 cl @ home. pours clear dark amber with a medium off white head. sweet malty aroma of caramel and nuts. Smooth, sweet flavor of malty caramel.
BRW (579) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to McTapps. Drak brown reddish colour with white head. Malt and caramel aroma. Sweet malt, caramel taste, some dark fruits. Medium body.