coldbrewky (1461) - 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.
SlackerMads (1791) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2011 version. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Malty nose with lots of toffee. Flavour has toffee, cocoa, dark dried fruit, light vanilla, Full body, soft carbonation. Not as sweet as I expected, it has some acidity that helps lift the sugar along with the alcohol, which is warming and not rough. Fine malty beverage but not enough to justify the price tag.
tectactoe (2519) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Kuhnhenn: Extremely deep brown body with light shining through the very edges, giving off ruby highlights. Soapy & foamy, large bubbled beige-gray head. Aroma is full of huge, thick, robust toffee & caramel candy. Sugary, sticky, sweet. Black licorice, toasted bread, burnt brown sugar, plum, molasses coated raisins, & a good amount of boozy warmth. Huge flavor. Even as you’d expect for a 12.5% ABV bock, the flavor is even louder. Booze laced between mountains of caramel, toffee, & roasted nuts, covered in sticky sweet residual malt sugars. Plums & sweet dates, coated in molasses & rolled in brown sugar, leading to a finish of harshly toasted & nearly burnt bread, nuts, & dominant yeast esters. Roasted nuts, caramel, & scorched brown sugar linger on the palate afterwards. Sticky, heavy, creamy mouth feel. This is everything you’d expect a "triple" bock to be. Sam Adams LISTEN UP. This is a really good beer.
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"A world different from the horrid Sam Adams TB. Very sugary sweet, and fairly alcoholic, but made for a pretty nice sipper. Honey, sweet malts, fudge up front and center."
ej (825) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2011. Pours a thick and hazy looking dark coppery brownish, producing a small short lived head. Vinous aroma with toasted bread, lightly roasted malts, dates and raisins. Taste is quite similar; vinous notes with a light roastyness, dried fruits and a whiff of alcohol. Very softly carbonated but pretty slick and full bodied. Feels like a mix of mead and doppelbock really.
kappldav123 (5261) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass brownish, nice creamy head. Malty alcoholic aroma. Starts fiery malty, alcoholic, sharp, hints of caramel. Nice!
Borup (6465) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Dark brown colour with an off-white ehad. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, vineous, alcohol, bread and roasted notes.
Pyrmir (3640) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC 2014, vintage 2012. Dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma malty, sweet, burnt sugar and alcohol. Taste is nutty, malty, burnt sugar, butter and malt
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Domus Birrae, Roma. Shared with Slothez, Superbowl session. Poured a deep dark reddy brown with a small fading beige head. Beak had notes of dark bread, malts, brown sugar booze and dark fruits. Taste was sweet malts, dark fruits and booze. Thinnish mouthfeel with limited carbonation. Pretty forgettable overall and the inflated price made it all the more disappointing. Expected more.
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 4th Session. Pours brown to orange with a beige hea, aroma of toffee, caramel, flavor is slightly bitter with toffee, caramel, alcohol, medium bodied.
ClubGonzo (4302) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Dark clear red-hued amber body, medium creamy off-white head, looking great. Nose is sweet deep caramel tones, vanilla, honey, mild burnt sugar notes and hints of muscovado sugar and red berries. Taste is sweet berry-like caramel tones, vanilla, burnt sugar and hints of honey and melon. Full body, medium carbonation. Quite sweet, but for a sweet (beer) tooth like me this is aaall right. :-)