Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle, pours dark with minimal head, aroma is caramel and malt, taste is sweet malt, caramel and brown sugar with a slightly roasted feel.
yngwie (12529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at KØ-10. It’s a dark brown beer topped by a small, dense beige head. The aroma is sweetish, with some dried fruits and chocolate, and a nice hoppyness. The flavor is quite bitter and also sweet, with dried fruits and chocolate. Nice bitterness in the end. Warming and full-bodied. A pleasant one, more bitter than most doppelbocks, but it suits it. 100506
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle best by 3/31/12 thanks to blutt59) clear rich deep brown, creamy tan head. Nose of raisin, alcohol, caramel and honeydew. Taste of toasty raisin, oranges, candied fruit, and caramel. Finish is dry, nearly powdery with a linger of citrus.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a light brown fluffy head. Chocolate, alcohol, and sugar aroma. Smooth palate with a good chocolate, sugar, mild molasses, and caramel taste.
Mora2000 (5307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, toffee, dark fruit and a little bit of something that resembles trash. The flavor is dark fruit, toffee, roasted malt and surprisingly, no alcohol. The beer is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured a deep brown/ruby with a khaki head. nose is fruity malts, vanilla, and very sweet. smooth on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, with a roasty finish.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to SS, black brown pour with creamy tight foam, clean plum and nuts aroma, flavors of sweet refined sugar, dark fruits, raisin bread
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2012 Bottle thanks to someone at sourfest. Pours with a brown body and a tan head that stays. Aroma of brown sugar, raisins and a bit of hop character. Taste is brown sugar, and herbal with a lot of caramel and some dark fruits. Lively bubbles, a decent amount of alcohol.
Hazed deep brown body with a minimal tan head. Aromas are of deep caramelization, melanoidins, raisins, alcohol and leather. Flavors are of leather, booze, hugely bitter, earthy, raisins, boozy, soil. Very big bodied, warming.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours mostly clear and nearly black (deep ruby when held up to light) with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The bouquet is nutty, chocolaty and lightly vinous – medium sherry. Full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty and vinous with only a rumor of coffee. Sweet; then bitter. Finishes carbonaceous and mildly bitter with a hint of acidity at the wee end. Kudos to jtclockwork for shipping this bottle my way!
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2010 It pours with a deep garnet color with a full, pillowy, fluffy, tan head which is mostly diminishing and leaves some scattered lace. The nose is still premature but still bursting with flavor; spicy phenols, some herbal/perfumey hop notes, fruit cake, candied currants, caramel, almonds, and light roast. The flavor is much different with more of the dark malt notes and less fruity esters and hops; toasted almonds are prominent, mild coffee roast, dark breads, toasted caramel, light currant notes, faint herbal hops, and still a chocolate cake tinge. The palate is warm, nearly full, soft to lively, and velvety, almost round (in time, I think the palate could be perfect). The finish is very long with toasted almonds, mild coffee, chocolate cake, and an herbal hop bitterness that stays on the tongue. A wonderfully interesting beer with a flavor that was completely different from the nose. The moderate bitterness to the beer was only noticed seconds after the finish because the flavor seemed to be completely malt dominated. If only I had waited another year to pop this one; it was a bit young still but things are coming together nicely. I am a bit curious about the label which says, "trippelbock"; I would take that to mean a Belgian trippel brewed in the bock style, but I guess with the 11% it could mean a ’triple’ bock. Either way it contained great characteristics of both and Mikkeller again surprises me with another great beer. I guess I am required to get another one to cellar and try next year sometime despite the price.