ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
LordAltbier (102) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sehr malzig und leicht hopfenbetont kommt dieses Bier rüber. Der Antrunk ist eher hopfig und der Abgang dann malzig. Es ist ein schönes, gut bekömmliches Starkbier. Das Etikett sieht ganz gut aus. Fazit: Schmeckt ganz anständig, gutes Bier!
Kauge (52) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SuPerAlko in Tallinn (€ 1,55 + 0,08), July 2014. Pours a deep, brownish copper; tan head. Bubbles. A sweet, very - almost burnt - caramelly (Kukekomm!) nose with some strong cereal notes there, too. Taste is mostly just caramel but not overtly sweet, a bit roasty, metallic. Medium to full body, thick mouthfeel, though quite a soft palate with some crisp carbonation. Dry mouthfeel with a bit of a hay there. Malty, slightly spicy and alcoholic, warm, metallic finish. I just can’t seem to be turned into a Bock fan. Though I do imagine I’d enjoy this with some roast beef and baked potatoes.
adamhorror (78) - USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I've wanted to drink a bock for the past week so I picked this one up. After prying off the cap I could smell the sweet malts and the caramel flavors. Poured it displays a deep coppery color and a thick white head. Scent is dark breads like pumpernickel, slight yeast, malts, and a mild hop characteristic. Taste is malty, yeasty, bread, slight alcohol, and candy flavors such as chocolate, caramel, toffee, butterscotch depending on the drinker's taste buds. Mouthfeel is thick, smooth.
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Elbrixo (1) - Copenhagen V, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En ganske fin og dejlig øl...
Ikke særlig stærk i smag, på trods af høj alkoholstyrke
Rulymel (109) - SPAIN - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown colour with a nice white head.
Aroma is malty, roasted, sweet, honey, alcohol, toffee
Taste is malty, caramel, too much sweet and some alcohol.
Hops is not enough to balance the taste, so drinking is too much sweet.
Medium oily body. Good carbonation.
sdmmb (692) - USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought near Bamberg, Germany. Strong dark bock beer with lots of flavour.
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allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Cheers jeevan! Pours clear copper with a thin, long-lasting off-white head. Aromas of banana bread, burnt toffee, spice. Taste brings a honey note, but nice balance of herbal hoppiness. Creamy texture, full body, long sweet finish. Lovely.
ibrubeer (74) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ Gustav’s (PDX). Light Maury aroma. Orangish, cloudy appearance. Nice malty flavor that is full bloodied. Overall, is very tasty. Nice 2nd to Optimator.
miquelcrush (1198) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
MiltonJr (2) - BRAZIL - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alemã Duppel Bock clássica. Saborosa, adocicada cheiro e sabor de mel mas não enjoativa. Amargor e álcool equilibrado.