sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013.
Cuivrée, col beige.
Bière type Mikkeller tentant de restituer un style allemand avec ici encore une version dont l’alcool est revisité à la hausse. Le tout garde un profile caramel, malté avec une pointe de houblon en amertume et d’épices. Chocolat léger et grillé pour le malt. Les 11% restent discrets.
Benzai (6238) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Dark red color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, roastyness, some coffee, moccha and some alcohol. Full body with a medium to full carbonation.
BenH (1917) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown/ruby pour with tan head. Massive aroma, dried fruits, milk chocolate, prune, apricot. Tasye is incredibly rich caramel, prune, apricot with chocolate. A bit bitter on the finish which I wasn’t expecting. Really loved this beer.
Minderbinder (1522) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with low beige head. Aroma is of malt, bready. Taste is of malt, bread, some spices. Overall: Good, not outstanding.
tom10101 (2087) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Minderbinder at a RBQ tasting. Hazy amber with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Aroma and taste of malt, caramel, toffee, raisins, spices and slight mineral notes. Taste isn’t too sweet. Medium body. Alcohol is present. Average/good beer. I was expecting this one to be a little more rich.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with three fingers of frothy tan head. Very strong caramel malt aroma, the alcohol is quite noticeable. Sweet and rich malt flavor, the alcohol is a little less noticeable on the tongue. Sticky and full bodied, it is a very good dopplebock.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dutch’s (late 2011?). Pours dark brown color with a medium sized diminishing khaki head. The aroma has dark chocolate and caramel, roasted malts, dark fruits favoring plums and raisins, and a mild herbal note. The flavor opens with dark fruit, roasted malts, sticky sweetness, and caramel. Toward the finish, there is more chocolate and more dry herbal notes. The alcohol is not hidden, but not a terrible distraction either. Medium to full bodied.
yiannnos (672) - , CYPRUS - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown colour. Fruity caramel smell. Taste is caramel fruitiness, toffee, with a hint of sourness.
scantron (63) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 1, 2012, 11% abv, 750 mL bottle, tumbler, BTL: 12/04/12 Aroma of dark fruit, sweet malts and a touch of traditional dried herbs.
Pours a dark chocolate brown with a white frothy head. (rest of notes illegible) Complex mixture of amazing taste sensation! Chocolate is most evident and replaced by toffee and sweet bready malts. After the sweets comes the alcohol booze and spice. A nice carbonation cuts through viscous/oily texture and booze a bit, which is nice. Sort of wish it wasn’t so alcohol heavy. Powerful.
Metalchopz (2073) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big brown wine bottle found at the LCBO. Pours a cola colour with red highlights. The beige head is huge, has great retention and creates good thick lace. Loads of dark fruits in the aromas with anise and other grassy plants. Mild warming oily mouthfeel, but quite surprised how no burning is felt. The roasted malts are overpowered by licorice and the hop makes a greater appearance, creating some nice bitterness in the finish. This Trippelbock has great drinkability for 11% ABV and is well-worth trying.