foxo82 (630) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, - SEP 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Trafalgar Wines, Brighton. Looks great - as you would expect from a Munchner special; reddish brown, like a beaver (the four legged kind) submerged in cherry cola. Rich, delicious aroma of Lyle’s golden syrup cake and chicken satay mixed with honey and sultanas. Seriously. Taste is initially strongly honey, syrup and ginger but settles down, avoiding being too sweet as the bittersweet malt aftertaste comes through. There’s definitely some lemon juice and Benylin in there too. The one downside was that it felt a bit thin and watery but with a taste like this I didn’t mind too much. A triumph indeed - and my first 4+ score in 50 beers. It’s been a long time...
mile (2657) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some bread, light fruitiness and alcohol. Medium to full, malty and sugary sweetish flavor, caramel and some bread, light fruitiness and alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sugary sweetish, some caramel and bread, light alcohol. Sugary sweetish and bready doppelbock from InBev - way too sweet for me. For those with sweet tooth.
Leighton (9640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Spatenhaus an der Oper - Munich. Pours clear, amber-brown with a creamy, whitish head. The nose is all ripe berries, toffee, bread. Medium sweet flavor with rich fruits and light cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Nicely balanced to finish, lots of sugary malts, ripe fruits, berries, mild toffee. Good one.
mR_fr0g (1793) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Spatenhaus an der Oper Munchen 23/1/14.Aroma is chestnuts, nutty caramel, mineral. Dark caramel coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Flavour is nutty careml, some sweet liquorice and dried fruits raisin. Fullish body and highish carbonation. Nice drop.
Benzai (6268) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Vingerhoeds, Oirschot. Shared with Joes. Clear dark brown color with a deep dark red glow coming through, small to medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly roasted malts, a touch of sweetness, a slight touch of walnuts and a hint of caramel. Medium body and carbonation.
Lore (774) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark mahogany colour, medium sized brownish head; aroma of figs, roasted sugar and malt, biscuit and butter (as if a ’shortbread’ was solved in it) and some honey; similar taste: very malty with some caramel, biscuit, figs and hints of alcohol; full-bodied excellent doppelbock; I love it!
zvsn (369) - ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Yoav. Pours clear brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel and malts. Sweet, caramel, toffee, raisin and dark fruits flavors, a bit alcoholic, mild bitter finish. Medium-bodied, soft carbonation. Nice beer.
zvikar (2571) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Yoav. Pours a clear brown yellow with a beige head, aroma of sugar, bread, cookies and some spices, flavor of dark bread, brown sugar, malt acidity, some spices, medium bodied
Grzesiek79 (2910) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Znakomity doppelbock, rozgrzewajacy i pelny w smaku. Nuty karmelu mocy alkoholowej i slodowej podstawy. Finiszwytrawno slodki i lekko goryczkowy. Bardzo ciemny to doppelbock. Piana bezowa mocno zbita trwala wasiasta i obfita. Czego chciec wiecej.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark ruby copper colour, medium head. Potent molasses and nuts aroma, followed by semi-sweet caramel flavours. Still not overly sweet. Well-made.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours ruby red color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma caramel malts, some yeast notes, distant dark berries and wood. Flavor ripe fruits, caramel malts and wood. Decent.