Grzesiek79 (4000) - 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.
redmile1 (9) - essex, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
BEST BEER ON THE PLANET.
VERY REFRESHING, TASTY,
AMAZING COLOR... BOOTLE IS EVEN GREAT TO LOOK AT #1 in MY BOOK
danimerolone (23) - ITALY - JUL 1, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled 50 cl. Beautiful very clean ruby colur with a creamy foam.
Rich malty flavour with notes of coffee and caramel.
Long lasting flavour....my favourite one!
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on draught at the Munich HauptBahnhof(train station). Very dark brown in colour, especially when served brimful in half litre glasses. Flavour hints at chocolate with balanced bitterness and alcohol completing a near perfect package. I wish I could have one now!
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Translucent and fiery cherry-amber in color with a creamy, oily and tannish-grey head. Head retention doesn’t entirely endure, but it was otherwise a beautiful looking beer. Aroma is right on target - peppered caramel, copper toffee, rich chocolate accented pecans and brazil nuts, and moderate brown sugar & allspice. There’s depth, if you take the time to take it in. Vibrant bock traits lead right into the big flavors, culminating toffee chews with cocoa abrasions. Fieriness carries through on peppery sails, further livened by slightly burnt apple wedges, now caramelized and sprinkled with bark shavings and nutmeg. Nutty pear traits and a hint of pralines & golden raisins further the alluring fruit flavor force. Heavy liquid fluidity on the palate with just enough carbon dioxide to pump up the volume. Perfectly balanced in its dominion. Swiss chocolate compacted between the tongue and mouth top comes out prevalently in the finish, along with broiled apples, flan and earthen wonders. This is one hell of a doppelbock.
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl Bottle: best before the end of Dec 2012, poured @ home into a ’Back Forty Beer Co’ badged US pint glass on 23 Nov 2012, it didn’t all fit in one pour!
Looks good: mahogany with a red hue, on top a blanket of biege foam.
Sweet malty molasses hit the nose straight away: treacle, toffee and caramel in no particular order fill your senses with pleasure. This is going to be one sweet malty brew and you’ll know that before the beer gets anywhere near your mouth.
The rich almost creamy body is all about those malts: luckily they aren’t so sickly as the aroma suggested, fruitier and nuttier than full in your face sweetness. Still plenty of those molasses around but they are subdued by the hops and alcohol contents enough to stop them completely taking over and as the beer warms a little the beers true flavours begin to appear. Dark berries, raisins, chocolate, ground coffee beans and Dundee Cake.
Complex, interesting and alcoholic: three of my favourite beer characteristics.
Beerbarella (348) - - DEC 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle. Pours clear dark borwn with a medium brownish head. Roasty malt aroma. Bittersweet roasty malt taste. Roasty bittersweet palate.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really winter warmer. Nice strong alcohol taste in the palate. The beer is very flavourful and malty. A magnificant balance between the alcohol and the bitterness. A great brew.
Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark-red to brown with a medium, quite stable head. the head is light-brown coloured. aroma of caramel and malt. taste of cherries and berries and a little yeast with a bit sweetness. full-bodied and a hint of hops in the finish.
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - 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...