Skarecrow (272) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle BB 3/5/17
Dark brown color with light tan head.
Subtle roasted malty aroma.
Medium bitterness followed by a smooth slight roasted malt finish with a trace of smokiness.
tombutlin (238) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a hearty brew, one that grows upon reflection. Chocolate and lingering maltiness.
GarrettGotu (9) - - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Damn nice darker beer, not too sweet, balanced bitterness and roasted notes of coffee and chocolate, smooth as, awesome head that slides down the glass nicely. Will try again.
k0mpsa (2513) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at pomeroys, christchurch. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma is sweet, licorice, some oaky notes. Balanced sweet body, little roasty, some bread and sugar.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, it does what it says on the tin, this one. As dark as sin until you hold it up to the light where it shows of a mahogany brown colour. After pouring, itís head has either escaped (in which case the guards are after it with Alsatians and a zealous love of the leadership) or evaporated. Aromas of toffee, cola and cocoa that went hitherto unaccompanied by Louis Armstrong. This was a pity. I am inordinately suggestible when it comes to matching beer to iconic trumpeters and and likely to write whatever I am told to when the sun goes down, the tide goes out, people gather round and they all begin to shout "Hey hey Uncle Dud itís a treat to beat your feet on the Mississippi mud..."
Anyway, caramel tones are the lingering sensation after a mouthful or two and a strong urge to youtube Dean Martin and Satchmo:
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, not much of an aroma, dry malty taste, with a thin dry finish.
ehsan (2) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer of all times. a bit more viscous than I expected, and although it says "dopplebock" it is very drinkable. Smells sweet and gentle on the tongue but does pack a punch
tejonno (11) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown,not black though. Very little aroma, but more than makes up for it in taste, which is full, roasty and quite warm, despite me drinking it chilled. A wee zip in the aftertaste that reminds you that itís not a straightforward beer. very enjoyable Doppelbock.
DylansDad (591) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good and smells good, but the flavours just donít open up, almost like theyíre locked-in by the alcohol which tastes stronger than the stated 6.5%
alaw (2) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather average but with some good choc/caramel flavours. Colour and flavour reminiscent of a porter style in my uneducated opinion.