ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a murky copper color. An incredibly fluffy head (about two fingers high, off-white in color) tops it off with amazing texture,and mediocre retention. As it fades away, some lacing is left on the glass.
S: My very first whiff of this brew made me wonder if it were lightstruck - it was a bit skunky. Once it warms up in the glass, however, it smells less like a skunk’s ass and more like the dying presence of German hops. Also of note is plenty of caramel and brown sugar.
T: I pick up more in the way of dark fruits than I did on the nose, especially when it first hits the palate. The general flavors are caramel and brown sugar. I also get an apple note, distressingly similar to a macro lager - if I had to pick my least favorite part of the profile, this is it. On the plus side, I’m surprised how hoppy the finish is given its proximity to the 11/13 best-by date. It honestly does a good job of cleaning the palate up, and also provides a nice bitter-ish balance.
M: Like I said, the finish is drier than I anticipated - and that’s a good thing! It helps to balance the syrupiness without killing the rich feel. Carbonation is low, but that’s because I let it sit for a while before drinking.
O: A solid doppelbock, but it lacks the defined complexity to be a great one. Would drink again, though.
romolime (78) - - JUN 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Birra dal colore ambrato, gradazione alcolica medio alta, sapore maltato, non molto semplice da bere
Achel (111) - GREECE - JUN 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper/orange color, normal head. Aroma is fruity and also there is some kind of candy. Has a somewhat strange falvor, and I dont like this one the way many other seem to do.
msgZ28 (1) - Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Beer has a great aroma, nice amber/brown color with good head. Tastes heavy and, uh, stouty. Bitter finnish, probably won’t buy again.
indrekr (128) - ESTONIA - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: raisin, toast, bread, caramel. Appearance: amber, orange, clear, tan foam, minimal head. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate: medium body, oily feel, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color rojizo anaranjado y espuma que desaparece al momento. Bastante densa pese a su aspecto. Aroma acaramelado, tostado. Sabor lupulado y bastante afrutado.
mauroruellas (204) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
avermelhada,levemente licorosa, creme com baixa duração,aroma adocicado,tostado,sabor encorpado com boa presença de malte e álcool bem aparente,baixa carbonatação,retrogosto adocicado.
Marstonlad (557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a medium-sized, quickly fading head. The aroma features rich maltiness with a toasty element: bread, nuts, a touch of dried fruits and caramel. Taste is light sweet and malt-driven, yet balanced. Dried fruits are slightly more noticeable than in the aroma; also bready, nutty notes prevail. Maltiness lingers into finish. Alcohol warms but does not burn or affect the taste. The palate is smooth and medium bodied with a low to moderate carbonation. Classic doppelbock, suitable for various situations.
madmitch76 (17825) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
17th June 2015
Hazy amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Airy palate, fine carbonation. A light creamy start to the malts which then turn rich and bring something reminiscent of molasses but not quite that. Mild spice. Unsweet bubblegum esters underneath. Semi dry finish. Rich.
huineman (394) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours reddish dark amber with tan head. Aroma is intense: honey, molasses, breakfast cereals. Taste is sweet, powerful and round, with a long bitterless finish.
meireteixeira (142) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor vermelha escura, brilhante. Espuma boa, bege e de baixa persistência. Aroma biscoito, pães, caramelo e álcool. Paladar maltado e alcoólico em prefeito equilíbrio com um leve amargor. Cerveja intensa, fantástica!!!