bagalagalaga (83) - Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I might have rated this higher, but I had it right after an Aventitus, which is pretty much the best bock out there. This one had a fainter banana smell, and a bit harsher bite to it, but was still a very good sweet and malty brew. It claims there are hops in there but I don’t think they made a dent in the malty power.
dbhenry (60) - El Paso, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good lager, this double bock has a small head and medium and very cloudy appearance. The malt taste dominates, but it isn’t the best malt I have tasted. The hops are somewhat pronounced and balance the malt pretty well.
Shark_Pants (85) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml into a pewter stein. Pours with minimal head that dissipates quickly, not unusual for a doppelbock. Aroma of sweet malts, Vegemite, banana. Taste is similar, with a light smokiness & bitterness. Good, but not up to the standard of my beloved Korbinian.
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Salmoniform (83) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Orange-copper hue with white head thats dissipates quickly. Aroma is malt-forward. Sugar, floral, malty, caramel, bready, esthery notes. Medium body and CO2 give a fantastic mouthfeel. Taste is initial sweetness followed by a nice CO2 sharpness and finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Overall, this is a pretty nice bock.
drunk_again (75) - GREECE - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. slightly hazy deep reddish amber color with thin beige head that diminishes quick. aroma of sweet malts, caramel and alcohol. taste is similar.
fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy burnt orange pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is pretty big on grainy and bready malts, some nice caramel, light nutty notes and spicy hops. Flavor is big on caramel and bready malt up front, lots of cereal, some toasted nuts, a little bready yeast and spicy, floral and light herbal and citrus hops to the finish. Medium body, nice chewy feel throughout without being syrupy, light to medium carbonation. Really good overall, hit all the right notes for a Doppelbock.
Karolo (2) - - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a beautiful copper red colour. About taste, I think this beer has a too alcoholic taste which I don’t like.
sarauckelman (92) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear ruby amber with creamy head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet and slightly fruity, though there’s no fruit in the taste. Warm taste of grains and honey, with a bit of malt, and some bitter on the end.
aleksander9 (203) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice clear brown/red with small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, yeasty spice and roasted malt. Nice slick and sticky mouth feel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is round caramel, bitter floral hops, some alcohol and some burnt herbs. Overall: Super good! Aroma, mouth feel and aftertaste is very sophisticated.
martin00sr (32) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klar, mørk. Blød og harmonisk. Frugt og karamel. Veksler mellem bitterhed og sødme. God fylde, også i eftersmag.
Vignale (1662) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från numera nedlagda doorstepbrewing. Drucken på ölföreningens julöl 2013. En nästa två år gammal flaska. Gyllengul klar vätska, lågt skum. Söta dpfter av mjuk fruktkaka, marsipan, toffee, karamell och aningen läder. Söt men välbalanserad, mycket marsipan, söt torkad frukt och toffe. Lättbeska som håller ihop smakerna. Fin.