SHIG (3545) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ LCRBM 08: Poured a reddish with white head. Aroma is sweet with malts and fruits. Taste seemed tabacco and malts, on the edge of being something more in my mind.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 Bottle @ LCRBM 2008. Malty buttery aroma. Malty, buttery flavor with hints of roast and raspberry. Sticky mouthfeel. Solid doppelbock.
Bottle @ home 031211. Brown color. Coffee, toffee and milk chocolate in the aroma. Caramelly sweet flavor. Malty with toffee and just a hint of roast. Powerful bock, maybe a bit too sweet
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colored brew. Sweet, malty aroma, some fruits. Sweet flavor, burned malts, bread, bitterness.
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No head left over very red-brandy coloured beer. Cognac, sweet malts, some faraway bread & leaves. Sweetish, leafy, lots of malts, all very classical, but then I get worts... Very sticky MF, very slick. Seems not finished, not fully fermented-out? German brewers are supposed to know about lagering, aren’t they?
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@LCRBM08. Toffee, malts and herbal aroma. Copper colour, yellow head, fair lace. Very sweet, toffee, molasses, herbal and bitter. Sticky, full and warming. More than ok Bock.
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of fruit - especially peaches, as well as notes of alcohol and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and alcohol as well as light notes of metal, leading to a dry metallic finish.
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty fruity caramel aroma with some bready hints. Sweet malty bready caramel flavor. Sweet malty bready fruity caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy deep amber colour with a white head. Malty, fruity aroma with bread and alcohol notes. Malty, vague uttery sweet flavor with fruity and bready notes. Light dry and alcohol sweet finish.
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Nut brown, brief head. Lots of caramel up front. Sweet with medium-full body and lots of buttery toffeeish malt. Rounded and well structured, but caramel and butterscotch are very dominant.
harrisoni (13217) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at Battersea BF 08. Deep ruby colour with thin green/beige head. Fruity. Bit meaty. Strong alcohol. Very decent strong fruity bock. I waivered over the score, but eventually setlled on 3.5 after first giving it 3.4 then upping that to 3.6