alliance100 (607) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours a medium brown . Sweet malt aromas with mild fig and raisin. Taste is sweet and bready . Very good .
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mjmoen (45) - - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear deep copper color with white head. Very malty with a bite at the end.
SlackerMads (1429) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
✝ Bottle. Clear chestnut brown with a large slowly diminishing beige head. Rich malty notes of caramel, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, over ripe banana, light coffee like bitterness in the finish. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Little alcohol presence. Nothing overdone and quite pleasant. More a fan of eating than of fasting, but this could be an ok replacement for food in large enough quantities. ✝
Petkus331 (224) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dates and raisins with a touch of bitter paper. Appears clear copper-brown, many streams of fizz rise to the top, white foam, no lace. Tastes sweet, of dates with a balancing paper like bitterness. Palate is fizzy, thick, nice. Overall, nice.
firstsip (348) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear red. Bubbly. Sweet malty nose--almost Baltic. Thinnish. Bright body with fruity malts, bread yeast, slight hops.
gbeerrater (10) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thank you to monk Barnabas and the Paulaner Monks for guarding this wonderful recipe.
A Deep rick, thick, Doppelbock much deeper than Spaten optimator.
Not a reral summer beer unless you live in a area where it g ets cold in the summer like the North coast of California along the shoreline.
Would suggest tasting on its own to appreciate its character. Not a typical brew to match with food given the deep thick mouthful,richness
and deep warmth after enjoying a bottle. Does come in 6 packs as well as the larger pint plus size bottles which is great .
Would consider the brew version of a glass of port after drinking wine with dinner. That last pour for the night .. Might scare off puss Corona extra light drinking man, however don’t assume it will chase off the girls as a he man brew either. German girls at least don’t have a problem with bigger head.
A well deserved high 90’s on the rating for the quality over the decades.
makes a great present at Christmas for a fellow coworker who enjoys brew.
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 (67) - 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 (81) - 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 (112) - 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.