vikage (118) - - SEP 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of fudge aroma with hints of milk chocolate and dark syrup. Some vanilla and vineous notes are present as well but at very low levels. Dark red, clear with frothy foam. Really sweet vanilla fudgy taste with some roastiness in the background. Very nice and round taste with some alcohol present but not at disturbing levels. The finsish is long lasting with some vineous notes combined with some sweetness and vanilla. The longer the finish goes on the more to the vanilla with hints of fudge it goes. The body is medium to full and the texture is creamy. A relly nice beer although pretty mighty. According to style description (from SHBF) it is to my judgement a very good example of a doppelbock and one that has sparked an interest in the style for me.
Vignale (1640) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Drucken på ölföreningens julöl 2013. Bärnstensfärgad klar vätska. Stor söt doft en rejäl dos alkohol som står lite först men sedan snarare bär smakerna av fat, vanilj, bourbon, russin, mandel ,marsipan, bittermandel. Lite spritig först men snart riktigt läcker med fina bourbonvaniljsmaker.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx Robert for sharing
Head: small, beige
Colour: dark brown/caramel
Smell: vanilla, custard, malts, bit off booze
Taste: start is sweet with some boozey notes, then comes in some toffee/dates, some vanilla and oaky notes, end is warming and a bit oily.
very nice !
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 650ml @Per
Deep clear ruby color, small off-white head. Vanilla and caramel in the nose. Medium-bodied. Caramel, vanilla. Alcohol warm. Quite sweet and simple. Barrel-aging of lager is not perhaps the best idea.
holdan (230) - USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby with nice generous soft head. Aroma dark fruits, oak. Taste sweet dark fruits, caramel malt, little boozy. Full body text, smooth, Finish sweet and boozy.
Frovigalning (2475) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smeet and malty taste and smell with a boozy finish. This will probably age very well.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks zvikar. Lovely deep reddish amber color with a big off-white head. Great malty aroma with caramel, chocolate, lots of vanilla, bourbon and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, lots of vanilla, wood, chocolate, a touch of coconut, nutty notes and mild alcohol notes. Medium to full-bodied. Really nice.
CarlJonas (188) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish ruby red with a small eggshell coloured head that leaves slowly receding drapes. Vineous malty aroma with dark fruits and distinctive traces from the barrel ageing. The taste is big, malty and sweet but balanced against the smooth alcoholic notes. The ageing has left a distinct mark. Rich mouthfeel, low carbonation. Lovely.
chribban (86) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear, redbrown beer with a beige head that dissapears fast with no lacing.
Nose: Fudge, butter, pine, dark syrup, dried fruit, vanilla, honey and raisin.
Taste: Sweetness, pine, caramel malt, dried fruit, raisin, bourbon whiskey, brown sugar and bread.
Medium body with just a hint of carbonation and the warmth of the alcohol.
Very sweet but fantastic!
Nisse666 (3543) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, big from SB cons 2013-11-15 Göteborg
AR: mmm loads of rasins, plums, dadels, coffey, chocolate, vanilla, brandy sweeties
AP: dark ruby clear, wee fizzy beige head
F: full bodied, rasins, warming feeling, plums, dadels, brandy sought rasins fudge, vanilla, rich cabonation, medium high bitternees. Very well done brew!
Linnet (937) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: caramel, butterscotch, toffee, alcohol, spicy, earthy hops, wheat.
Ap: ruby colour, medium beige head, lacing.
T: soft bitterness, alcohol, lots of Wood, big sweetness, earthy hops, lots of layers.
P: fullbodied, soft carbonation, long warming finish.
O: very nice.