coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In preparation of the first truly cold day of winter I pulled this 2011 off the shelf last night. heavy pour yields a dark brown body with a dusting of a head that quickly settles to just a ring of light foam about the edgesof the glass. Sip, sip sip, yields a carmel forward big body with central tones of stone fruit (plums mostly) Sweet and a bit cloying. I think I will send Sloth one of these since he is so demanding. Two chapters complete before the ZZZZ monster attacked.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odense catch-up from the cellar. 2011. Dark red chestnut colour with a tiny off-white head. Fabulous rich malt aroma with dark bread, biscuit, dried fruit and vineous alcohol. Disappointlingly thin and watery fruity and malty flavour, with plenty of alcohol
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkompass.de March 2013, vintage 2011.
Dark amber with a minimal head. Aroma and taste of toffee, dried fruit, brown sugar, malt and alcohol. Full body with warming alcohol. A beer to sip.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
disappointing. i saw triple bock and got excited- but wow. this was a mess .. . deep brown .. light foam .. . molasses and dusty soil .. . no mouth .. . pretty bad .. . . i never quite got the whole count to ten when you are angry thing, i’m mad now dammit!!!
JohnGalt1 (276) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz 2011 extra received from Lymph a while back in a pretty awesome trade!! Big props to Robert... Very generous guy. Pours a hazy mahogany... very little head and no real cap or lacing... Pours thick like a watered down Aunt Jemima... Should be much clearer and have some sort of head on it.
Wow... This smells like a doppelbock on steroids. Boozy dark malt with rum soaked fruit.. plum and raisin... Incredibly rich.
Flavor is very rich, but not on the same playing field as the nose.. a bit fruity like an English Old Ale.. dark sorta cherry/orange essence (odd, I know) along with a slight chocolate element not present in the aroma... EtOH and brown sugar on the finish... a little oxidation reminds me of tawny port.
Flavor is thick and mildly syrupy... actually close to tawny port :-) but with some very minor carbonation.
Pretty proper... HUGE, but proper. I truly appreciate it Robert... Thanks buddy.
crazyvin (1838) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A ruby body with a minimal tan head. Seemed watery and lacked carbonation. Aroma was a mix of fruity esters, some alcohol and mild caramel malts. Flavor seemed to be very tart and the alcohol was almost booze like. Not a good balance of flavors. A thin mouth feel and a boozy finish.
charule (746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kuhnhenn. Poured hazy red brown with min creamy head. Light boozy caramel aroma. Med carb and bod. Super sweet taste.
DrSilverworm (4744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Last bottle of a long bottle share at my house... Dark brown, red color. Mostly hazy. Thin, minimal off-white head. Minimal dots of lace. Lots of caramel malt in the nose, dark fruit. Bigger body. Smooth, sort of crisp lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, especially for the ABV, a bit of a bite, some moderate to bigger sweetness, not very pleasant. Not very pleasant at all right now. Caramel malt and chocolate is a bit prominent right now, not very pleasant. Overall, just OK, and a bit tart. WTF? Not good. More I try, the more repulsive it gets. Lightly tart also. Not pleasant.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with treacle, plums, interesting. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, very very smooth. On tap at Beer Authority.
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, courtesy of Matt. Thanks Man! Pour is deep brown sugar with a frothy tan-colored head and good lacing. Cereal, corn flakes, dark fruits, caramel, big bready, somewhat spicy, earthy, grainy, and raisins in the aroma. Taste is big caramel, brown sugar, raisins, figs, dark fruits, somewhat tangy, bready, herbal, and toffee with a hint of alcohol on the backside - though not overbearing. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Decent doppelbock.
RichTheVillan (1944) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Port Street Beer House; dark burgundy red pour with zero head, sweet and meaty aroma, very sweet taste like treacle, but surprisingly light mouthfeel, a real sipper.