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.
Metalchopz (2401) - 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 (1108) - 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 (17520) - 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.
ametras (499) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Deep burgundy with a frothy beige head. Flavors are toasted bread, chocolate, toffee, molasses, raisins and plums with herbal and vinous notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, sticky texture.
RexTalionis (2602) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near clear dark mahogny in color with a tan head. Brown sugary sweetness, bit of dark cake, some malty notes and cocoa in aroma. Roasted malty taste with notes of sweet toffee and dark fruits. More leaning to the chocolate in the end though. Malty finish. Decent.
gyllenbock (5013) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2014.
Dark brown with a medium head. Sweet with dried fruit, malt, caramel, hops and light spices. I must say that I like this brewery.
rlgk (11442) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Hoppy perfume aroma, hay, floral, grassy, citrus, slightly spicy. Hoppy grapefruit flavor, grassy, hay, floral, citrus, spicy. Clean and very drinkable.
AgentAle (788) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Aroma is rich caramel, raisins and sweet malts. Taste is like aroma in that the very deep complex sweet malts work so well and finish smoothly. Very light clove bitterness. Appearance is a deep mirky amber with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.
_angst_ (3036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours ruby reddish dark brown with a frothy and creamy beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is malty and tiny floral with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, raisins, prunes, butterscotch, hay, flower nectar and orange zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and tiny floral with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, honey, golden syrup, raisins, prunes, alcohol, hay and orange zest. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet, very tiny watery, tiny boozy and medium bodied. finish is sweet, tiny bitter, malty and tiny floral with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, honey, prunes, hay and orange zest. Amazing nose but the taste gets a bit too sweet and isn’t really supported by the mouthfeel. Great stuff yet though…
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with deep red highlights. Nougat coloured head. The aroma is heavily malty with deep caramel and dark bread. Bit earthy and light noble hoppy. The flavour is sweet, light bitter and tiny acidic with notes of bread, caramel, noble hops, some fruit and light honey. The mouthfeel is clean and sticky with a soft carbonation. Bread and honey on the finish. Medium bodied.