LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, no date found. Poured a deep amber color into a lager glass. About two fingers if beige head. A little cloudy. Nice lacing on the glass. Smell is earthy, malty, yeasty almost bread like. Not picking up any fruity aromas. Taste is smooth malty sweet with slight bitterness. The word silky comes to mind. Nutty, a little bready, definitely earthy, and yeast character. Some acidity, maybe a hint of raisin or date notes. Very clean on the palate, light to medium body. Carbonation is moderate. Very smooth, balanced, and drinkable even with the alcohol. Seems well hidden to me. Enjoyable.
mcclainc50 (186) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off white head leaving little lacing. Mild aroma with barely noticeable malt note. Light flavor with malt notes. Unimpressive beer overall.
mtdewa1 (323) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish pour, white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Taste is malty. Dark fruits. Raisin and plum. Malty back end. Overall decent.
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful mahogany hue topped by a long lasting beige head. Rich caramel and toffee notes with dark bread characteristics. Slight twangy crabapple and fig notes for some complexity. Very faint herbal hop tone upon the finish. Solid brew but just short of the best of the genre.
angel77 (1018) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 50 cl en el momento en cimmeria el 12-09-2014. color ámbar oscuro cerezo. Aromas y sabores maltosos con toques de caramelo tostado. Cuerpo medio de 9 vol fácil de beber. Dopplebock especiada y dulce sin muchas sorpresas.
MaBeer1972 (1344) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle from DeBuca’s. Poured into a snifter. A deep ruby brown color with a thick tan head that quickly fades to nothing. Low carbonation. Aroma of sweet earthy prunes with booze. Flavor is smooth and malty with booze. Somewhat warming. Goes down smoothly. First glass was much better than the first though.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear brown colored beer, with a firm beige head. It has a little aroma, some fruits with a litte yeast. The taste starts sweet, it become stronger fruity. Than moving to some bitter. The aftertaste has sweets from alcohol with bitter notes and hints of fruits.
KyotoLefty (6574) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pretty reddish-brown color with a tall head. Nose of chocolate fudge, raisin, dried plums. Rich malt flavors, fudge, raisins, some port. Tangy fruit and soft bitterness in the finish. Full and silky, but not heavy. Lovely high-alcohol doppelbock.
Beerhunter111 (7874) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, etwas Schoklade, sehr vollmundig. Geschmack süß nach Karamell und Schokolade, etwas Röstmalzig, den Alkohol spürt man auch deutlich.
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de Pours hazy reddish brown with a rather thin fizzy mocha head that doesn’t leave and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and slightly floral with sweet dark bread, caramel, butterscotch, dried flowers, moist soil, cocoa powder, hay and orange zest. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty and floral with sweet dark bread, caramel, buttered biscuits, chocolate covered graham crackers, prunes, hay, moist soil and orange zest. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty and floral with sweet dark bread, chocolate covered graham crackers, prunes, raisins, hay, alcohol and orange zest. Pretty strange but I like it…
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml. @ home on the terrace.
[ As Jacks Abby Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dark malt, dark berry, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, sugary, caramel, dark fruit. Quit bock alike. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.