mjakopa (106) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong aroma of alcohol with a slight hint of roastyness in the back. Taste is very sweet, but the alcohol isn’t as overwhelming as in the aroma. Aftertaste has a nice short finish, but leaves the beer fairly balanced.
gunnfryd (8620) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, alcohol, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, alcohol, dried fruits, hop, sugar. OK beer.
PlinyHarris (28) - - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some serious toffee and dried fruit tastes in this flat Czech beer. Really glad I was gifted it although I’d kept it refrigerated for nearly a year before I found out it was just over 10% rather than 24%. Take it between meals to fend off hunger for tea for another hour or two. I see others are describing it as over-the-top on here, but it’s acceptable as any strong beer can be for me. And by that I mean it’s brilliant.
Lore (447) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 I assume, due to the high alcohol content, this beer is too sweet for me...it would be much better if it was a bit ’conservative’.
ElDesmadre (999) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small head. Aroma is caramel and lots of fruit that seem to be on the edge between overripe and dried. Raisins, dates, figs, plums. Also, a pronounced (hazel)nuttiness, plus some alcohol. Likeable smell. Unfortunately, the taste is far too alcoholic and cloyingly sweet. Oily, heavy body, lots of alcohol fumes retronasal. Good quality German-style doppelbock but the style doesn’t suit my taste.
maekchu (1126) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vintage bottle. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Aromas of pine sap, dark sugar, and maybe airplane glue. Clear dark brown color. Very sweet initial; mid palate lets the dark fruits out; final hits home with some good bitterness. Medium body. Crazy wild aromas, but flavors are more or less one dimensional.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 bottle from a supermarket in Prague. Nose of brown sugar, fruitcake, some pine, and bit of phenols—rubber and berry. Dark brown with lace. Sweet, thick, flavor, brown sugar and molasses, a bit of minerals. Very sweet and dessert-like, though still drinkable and decent. Enjoyable but a bit over the top.
humalahop (17) - HUNGARY - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown color, minimum head, seet caramel aroma, wery wery sweet taste with a lot alcohol, hint of raisins and plums. Not bad beer but too sweet, sickly for me.
engelschalk (144) - Trnava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby almond color with nice head. Aroma is malty with hints of cognac. Taste is full of roasted malt, alcohol and nice buttery finish.
omikr0n (441) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark red to black color with decent tan head. Aroma is malt, licorice, caramel. Flavor is very sweet with licorice, caramel, malt and alcohol. It’s a pity for the overwhelming sweetness, that overshadows other flavors. It would probably be a really great beer otherwise. It’s still quite good though.