watson1977 (2291) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy amber with a medium off white head. aroma is fruity...candied fruit...with a mild earthy bitterness. flavor follows suit...adds a touch of chocolate. mouthfeel is light and the finish is warming earthy bitter/fruit.
kvnstfrd (27) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a 16 oz. snifter.
Pours a medium amber-brown with a small, white head that fades away quickly. Aromas of strong, sweet tea, cherry Kool-Aid and a moderate scent of alcohol. Taste is fruity sweet and bitter right up front. I don’t notice much complexity or change between the initial taste and the finish. I also don’t detect any toasted or caramel flavors that I am accustomed to with other doppelbocks. That aroma of cherry Kool-Aid is also present in the flavor. Alcohol presence is above what I consider normal for a doppelbock with a bit of a burn. A bit hoppy, too. Mouth-feel is right; medium to full bodied with carbonation very low.
If I were judging this beer by its accuracy to style, I would give it a low rating; it lacks the many of the attributes that a doppelbock should have and possesses some that it shouldn’t. However, it is still a very tasty brew that I’ve bought many, many times and will again.
Karol (76) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Richtar Jakub, Bratislava. Dark brown copper color. Creamy head. Aroma of malt, sweet sugar,. The aroma is similar to belgian strong ales. Alcohol present but warming, not burning. A very tasty beer.
Silvan7 (135) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Doktor Malz. profumo estremamente maltato, quindi un misto di dolcezza e cereali integrali. La schiuma è bianco sporco , della consistenza quasi di docciaschiuma, compatta ma poco stabile e non troppo durevole. Il colore è rame antico, perfettamente limpida, dalla poca carbonatazione. Alla’aasaggio si percepisce il dolce della fermentazione alcolica e il sentore dei malti tostati. Gusto pieno corpo rotondo e finale dolce/amaro molto lungo.
TURDFERGUSON (3567) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another classic doppelbock, have had this at least 10 times. Bottles and tap. I remember a time when I found a Paulener t shirt at a thrift shop, had no idea what it was, and ended up trading it for some pot. That was freshman year at Umass.
ryanscourt (278) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bready, caramel and sweet. Smells like a loaf of bread. Very good. Good warming alcohol content. Heavy mouthful. Can be a little overwhelming at times. Perfect for a chilly spring day.
Lowenbrau (1002) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Malty, some caramel and subtle roasty aromas. Pours dark copper, almost clear, with nice offwhite head. Medium body, some oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is malty, some sweet and spicy.
wildbeercat (120) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
16.9 fl oz / 500mL bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma: Delicious warm caramel, strong malts and a little fresh yeast.
Appearance: Barely translucent deep amber. Khaki head that lingers a bit.
Taste: Wow full of caramel and malt! A little alcohol flavor, but it’s not super-present. The flavor in this one packs a punch!
Palate: Lingers lingers and lingers. Creamy and mouth-coating, with a nice warming.
Overall: Fantastic beer. Fan. Tastic. Caramel and malt to the max.
Armadill0 (38) - FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bit hazy, brown amber color. Thin light brown foam, dissipates quickly. Smell has some malts and a light fruity note.
Taste is somewhat watery, but has a nice woody and malty tone. Also has raisin in the taste. Light carbonation. Alcohol is nicely concealed yet comes through a bit. Overall very drinkable and good, but nothing to look forward to especially.
Filliped (21) - BRAZIL - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.