Koelschtrinker (16798) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Süßlicher, dunkel malziger Antrunk. Noten von Bitterschokolade, geringfügig bitter, rund. Würzig malziger Nachhall, weich. Gelungen. 9/9/10/10/10/10
FatPhil (13584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Metallic caramel first, later husky grains, even later milky. Slightly watery body, caramel, tastes like it’s strong. Finish a bit papery. A little bit of wallpaper paste. Deep down I like the caramel, but it’s not a good bock.
Marduk (6141) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear copper color. No head. Caramel, sweet, minerals, candy in aroma. Caramel, malty, mild alcohol, fake hops, grainy notes in taste. Feels watery.
zenkis (748) - Ogre, LATVIA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, deep copper reddish, clear, beige medium, fast cap, no lasing. On nose toasted malt with deep touch of caramel sweetness. Taste - sweet with bitter notes of darker malt, a minimal sour @ the end. Lively carbanated, medium+ bodied, thick-slick texture, long toasted bitter finish. Aftertaste - floury bitter. Tasty malt oriented German dark brew, I still like those too.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share by Bob, pours a muddy brown/tea color with a very thin rim of head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, malt, and some dark fruit. Taste is some dark fruit and light caramel, finishes with some sweet malt and light bitter.
Vells (1514) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep amber with medium beige head. Lacing.
Aroma.. malts, chocolate, fruity, grain, yeast
Sweet bit too boring sweet
Bit too thin bit too sweet, thou quite enjoyable.. really not bad, thou..
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown and looks like a less carbonated Pepsi. Head is nonexistent. Roasted malt and slight coffee on the nose. Great mouthfeel and nice balance. More of the sweet malt balanced with the toastiness. Pretty easy drinking.
JK (5652) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Surdyk’s. Dark brown and a thin head. Some oxidation has occurred, but not enough to ruin the beer. Caramel and nuts, as well as dried fruit and malt. True to style, but without being a doppelbock, it is very flavorful and has a rich palate, on the thick and heavy side for a dunkler bock.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown and clear with a sticky head. Nutty, caramel nose. Medium to full bodied and loaded with sweeter malts. Layered flavors of caramel and roasted almonds. Sweet finish.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of smoked black and chocolate malt. Medium body. Clean and crisp.