k0mpsa (1805) - Järvenpää, 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, it’s 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 it’s 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 (2187) - 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 it’s not a straightforward beer. very enjoyable Doppelbock.
DylansDad (455) - 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 don’t open up, almost like they’re 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.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a small beige head. Roast malts and biscuit on the nose. Roasted biscuity malts in the taste. Boring
bozoNZ (734) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml swing top bottle - dark brown but very thin head. Some alcohol warmth, woody and dark aromas however this sample was showing oxyidised signs. Flavours bulging with dark friuts - currents and a touch cocoa. Would really like this again fresh
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dar red/brown in colour. toffee coloured head. malty biscut aroma. Mild caramel, coco and coffe flavours.