Sevenlee (905) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is quite malty with some chocolate, caramel and toasty notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a malty finish. Decent stuff.
Bif (1052) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark cherry color with a small thick head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit with a bit of chocolate and trace of spice. Taste of roasted malt dark fruit, with a bit of nuts, chocolate and coffee. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly light body, smooth with a decent balance. Could be a bit more robust. Not a flashy beer.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
17th November 2011
Clear deep red beer, short pale tan head. Smooth dry palate. Slightly spicy malt and err a dry finish! That’s about it! Pretty dull!
Neptunius777 (37) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma carried hints of chocolate, coffee, burnt nuts. The body was black, opaque, with a minimal head. The taste was quite bitter, slightly salty and lingering. This beer carried a thin body with soft carbonation. Overall quite refreshing but would have liked more body with this brew.
Rangi (401) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice tasty roasted malts, slighly dry chocolate. Just a wee bit to thin for my licking.
Cantabrian (410) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown, thin as if diluted in water. The flavour is vile and nothing else really matters.
Jado (279) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cola brown with a thin but lasting cream head. Picked up some chocolate on the nose. Taste is a mix of chocolate, dark bread and some yeasty notes. Body is pretty thin and a bit watery. Very drinkable, but not terribly interesting.
petergaynor (107) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle, pours dark cloudy brown with some red, not much on the nose, some coffee and malt, tastes coffee, some cocoa with earthy malt
ciabrewer (4) - tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark chocolate aroma small head came through a bit weak to be a true doppelbock but enjoyable on a cold night
fletchfighters (840) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A-- Poured almost a dark brownish cherry color, nice color. Light brown head that was one finger in height. Took a few minutes for it to dissipate. Good lacing with the head. No visible carbonation.
S-- Heavy roasted malts, some dark chocolate but not very strong. Faint bit of cherry and bread to this.
T-- A bit thin on the taste. Do get roasted malts, dark chocolate and a little sour cherry. Also thin and watery. Needs a bigger chocolate taste.
M-- Starts off quite nice, then gets quite watery. Starts of with the chocolate and malts and a bit of like cherry acid. Then becomes very thin and watery on the backside of the mouth. Loses its flavor very quickly and finishes dry and clean. Medium carbonation and on the lighter side of body.
D-- One is enough. Not enough to this to want a second