joe19612 (1847) - 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 (308) - 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 (3116) - 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 (719) - 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 (1197) - 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.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours - from a bottle this time (rather than a can!) - a dark and clear brown with a thin off white head. A sweet and complex aroma, medicinal and oaky, peppery and fruity. A slightly syrupy malt palate, medicinal again, but with a very drying finish. The malty flavour is fruity and sappy, with also a touch if licorice. I’m quite impressed, very different for a NZ brewer.
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet and very spicy combined with light notes of hops and fruit. The flavor is very sweet with notes of fruit and spices as well as a light touch of alcohol. Thanks Papsoe for hauling this home from NZ.