ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
MetalMurphy (493) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) dark brown colour, medium body, normal carbonated, nice sweet malty, caramel aroma, doesn’t feel the high alcohol percent, very delicious!!
rafael52 (982) - Łódź, POLAND - OCT 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kolor: bursztynowy, lekko zamglony.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trochę strzela, ale dość wolno opada.
Zapach: wyraźnie słodowy, chlebowy, sporo aromatów ciemnych owoców, rodzynek, melanoidyn, aromatów opiekanych, lekkie akcenty chmielowe, niestety niezbyt świeżego chmielu.
Smak: pełnia jak na ekstrakt i styl, dość lekka, smukła, sporo nut słodowych, chlebowych, trochę ciemnych owoców, melanoidyn, lekko opiekanych, lekkie akcenty chmielowe, niska goryczka.
RaijinSen (360) - POLAND - OCT 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours tea colour with a medium, decent head. Aroma of breadcrust, caramel, cake, some raisins and red fruits. Quite sweet in the taste but by no means cloggy, alcohol well hidden, medium herbal bitterness. The flavours are again caramel and cocoa biscuits. Tasty beer of malty profile.
brownaler (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild coca aroma with a roasty body and a smooth milky body finish is clean. Great doppelbock, but not as good as optimator.
s00sl (433) - - OCT 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Doppelbock. Pours deep amber (like tea) with small head. Sweet malty aroma and taste. Drinkable despite it’s ABV.
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, dense cream head over deep clear amber beer. Intense, coloured malts’ nose, sweet bread, very powerful. Autumn leaves. Bitterish taint on top of all the former. Good, noble hops and not in a small dose. Even a tad metallic; breadcrust. Medium to well-bodied, slick, even slightly sticky; low carbonation. A classic, well deserving its moniker of liquid bread. Had no idea I hadn’t it covered on RB yet.
klukas (125) - Rijeka, CROATIA - SEP 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into a stem glass.
Appearance: Blurry reddish brown colour, with rich but short-lived dirty-white/yellow foam.
Aroma: Vanilla, caramel, roasted malt, grains, alcohol.
Palate: Watery; medium carbonation.
Taste: Banana, caramel, alcohol and sweetness which turns to bitter aftertaste.
Overall impression: Solid beer for enjoyment; not a thirst-fighter.
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy caramel brown with a thin light tan ring. Pleasant aroma of sweet malts. Very smooth with a medium body. Tastes of caramel and toffee flavors. Not harsh or bitter. A slight alcohol tingle on the tip of the tongue and a smooth warm finish. Pretty enjoyable.
Mark4152w (1) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pauliner's Salvatore: has a unique dark rich taste that is often described as "liquid bread," it a hearty beer that can be a mini-meal by itself.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GreenCat (37) - SLOVENIA - SEP 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle. Pours clear copper, a finger of almost tan head, medium retention. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, toffee, dried fruit. Tastes sweet, some bitterness, caramel, plum marmalade comes to my mind. You can feel alcohol, but it’s not annoying. It just adds some warm feeling. Body is quite sweet with almost oily texture and average carbonation. Some bitterness in the finish. Well balanced, proper late evening comfort beer.