kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown robe topped by a light brown head. Aromas of herbal hops, chocolate, roasted malt, and plums. Fruity and malty flavors are well balance with a touch of hazelnut. Hard alcohol % subtly hidden through an oily body. Spices ( pepper, cinnamon ) hit taste buds at end. A great doppelbock.
Beardbeerman (194) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 cork bottle reviewed in 2011. Pours a deep chesnut topped by a finger or so of light beige head showing average retention and some faint lacing. The nose is dark ripe fruit, sweet roasted malts and chocolate and a good dark bread feature. The same breadiness come through the taste with sweet chocolate and plums with a nice and round feel. The hops don’t get much room as the malts dominate the palate all the way through to the medium finish but it’s still a very nice product. Cheers!
Handypaul (279) - - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a quickly disappearing brown head that leaves no lacing. Aroma of caramel and hay. Medium to heavy sweet, average carbo, oily texture, medium to full body, flavors of brown sugar, chocolate and dark roasted malts leading to a brief sweet syrupy finish.
pictoman (699) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Cloudy reddish brown with off-white to beige head. Lots of caramel and dark ripe fruit. Mild alcohol.
vanvenlo (1344) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle(26-Jan-2015)Big sweet spirit fruit malt.Dark brown,good head ringed lace.Sweet spirit fruit choc malt flavour.Sweet spice malt finish&choc spirit spice aftertaste.
reggiedunlop (3330) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque chestnut /ruby color with a medium tan head. Aroma has notes of fig and prune...some brown sugar and mild booziness. Flavor follows suit but opens up some more with earthy/leathery notes...some underlying chocolate is peeking through. Mouthfeel is full and silky with an earthy/roasty dry finish.
DrSilverworm (7649) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz on tap at Liberty’s, for $3.50. Mostly clear red brown color, thin ring of khaki head, dots and bits of lace. Up front, dark fruit, raisin, chocolate, big nuttiness, and a touch of licorice. Kind of sweet, but an impressively potent aroma. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of chewy, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Good, full feel. Love the chocolate and mild raisin in the aftertaste. Bigger sweet taste, but not cloying. Mildly spicy. Mild bitter. Solid, tasty, impressive but sweeter doppelbock.
VincentDamon (370) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bière orangée coiffée d’une mousse quelque peu fugace. Nez puissant de mélasse, de fruits confits et de sucre d’orge. En bouche, c’est tout aussi puissant et complexe : sucre, fruits rouges, cassis, prune. Explosion de saveurs. Excellente.
Metalchopz (2483) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy deep amber colour with mild red highlights. Big frothy beige head that lasts long with some foamy lace. Lots of raisins and plums in the aromas. Eventually, yeast come out with some spices and mild hops. Sweet flavours with the dark fruits and hints of chocolate. Caramel blended with the light grassy hops. Good brew, but a little too much for such a big bottle. The sweetness does not help.
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1063 - April 23, 2014 - Bottle from Coop. Rich blackbrown pour with a creamy tan head that bubbles away quickly. Aroma is roast malts, hint of chocolate and weak coffee, mild nuttiness (almond). Mild carbonation, medium-heavy alcohol warmth, little yeasty whiff as well. Palate is more malt character, nutty, chocolatey. Velvety texture that is almost dream-like.
anders37 (18138) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ SBWF 2014. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit finish.