thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from De Molen brewery shop. Dark reddish brown with a lacing tan head. Chocolate, dried fruit, hints of cellar and port wine. Raisins, plums, dust, notes of chocolate. Alcohol. Soft, rather flat. An agreeable barley wine.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Rattle n Hum, NYC. The aroma is fruity, raisins, bready. Very nice. The appearance is deep mbrown, opaque, light tan head. The flavor is bread, fruit, raisins, liht alcohol. The fiunish is light noble hops, alcohol warming. The body is medium to medium/thick. Very good dopplebock.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a deep black with a thin beige head. Nose is malty, roasted malty. First sip, wow! A flavor explosion. Lots of sweetness, and roasted malts. Dark fruits, rasberry. A bit sweet overall, with quite a bit of warmth. Nicely flavored and very drinkable,especially after a few others. A better closer than opener.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Blind Tiger. Very dark brown, basically black, with nice medium off white head. Aroma is raisin/dark dried fruit, artificial purple (not bad), big sweet malt backbone that hints at chocolate. Taste is sweet boozy dried fruit, light chocolate, somethings off though. Too boozy sweet for me, good though. Better warm.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light sweet and moderate bitter flavor with nice chocolate notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very good doppelbock.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of yespr - dark brown colour with a beige foam left; nutty and malty aroma with notes of ginger and apples; full-bodied and velvety mouthfeel with a fair bitterness; malty biscuity and hoppy finish - pretty complex and very nice
jesperhammer (2512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Somewhat alcoholic (!)
Fruity very malty, and also bitter.
Sweet, sticky - sometimes I like bock:)
chrisv10 (9435) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Brown body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel and hops.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle. Dark coppery red pour with a creamy beige head that diminishes to surface cover fairly quickly. Aroma is rich, malty and sweet, with notes of toffee, raisins, brown sugar, dark rum and spicy, fruity hops. Flavour is similar to the aroma, sweet and bitter, malty and fruity. Sticky, creamy, mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation and a long finish that starts sweet, becoming more bitter. An excellent doppelbock that is not only great for regular drinking but also qualifies as something special. Really good, hope to see Mikkeller try more brews in a similar style.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Max’s, Fells Point: Poured a deep purplish/reddish/brownish color with a big off white head. Nose is rich and of ripe dark fruits, sweet caramel malts, yeast. Flavor is rich, plenty of raisin and dark fruit, sweet malts, and a nice light bitter finish. Very enjoyable.