brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you like your doppels big and fruity,you’ll love this. Its the way I remember my first celebrtor and my first Sam Admas DB tasting,almost over the top in its fruitness and sweetness. A sloww sipping sweet fruity beer,at a decent price
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (BB Jul 07). Deep brown. Immediate treacle and liquorice nose which I like but something about the intensity suggests sweetness. Massively sweet in the mouth too much for me but there are lots of good flavours here. The treacley liquorice is more subdued with some almost tart fruit (blackberry and plum) tending towards jamminess, the alcohol is suprisingly subdued here. Thick body which given the sweetness is not particularly cloying. I’m not normally one for sweet beers (and this was very sweet) but drank slowly it was a pleasant experience to let the rich intenseness wash over you.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - SEP 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle BB 28/07/07) Very sweet, slightly roasted malty and slightly alcoholic aroma. Black red colour, bright and very small, brownish, fully diminishing head. Very sweet, caramel and roasted malty flavour. Medium-bodied, very softly carbonated and slightly alcoholic palate. Way too sweet beer! I could not even finish the 0.5 litre bottle (tried twice)! 01/09/06
TBone (13853) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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Very dark ruby color, decent tan head. Dark malts, licorice, fruity notes and lgiht alcohol in the nose. Medium to full bodied. Very sugary sweet, almost cloying sweet. Warming alcoholic palate. Some fruity and coffee notes. Quite good mouthfeel, just way too sweet - I wonder what happens after eg. five years of ageing.
oh6gdx (22404) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark rubyish brown colour with small brown head while pouring, but then disappears fast. Sparkling. A lot. Aroma of slight roast, alcohol, licorace and coffee. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, toffee and slightly roasted malts. Scary, the alcohol is not noted in the flavour almost at all. Slightly fruitish hints also noteable.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fine aromas, spices, liquorice and coffee, deep ruby, pours a large toffee head. Tastes of liquorice, malt, pitfruit (plum?) Medium bodied, bitter as can be, well balanced, alcohol isn’t noticed. Terrific! Thank You Radek.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colored, little beige head. Fruity, caramelly, sweet, chocolaty and mildly alcoholic aroma. Medium to full bodied. Flavor has strong sweetness with mild nuts and some chocolate. Overly sweet and one dimensional for my taste.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled) Very dark reddish brown color with a smallish, beige, lemonadey head. Very sweet-candy-syrupy, dark-dried-fruity aroma with quite a lot of liquourish alcohol. Extremely sweet and malty, mildly roasty flavor, with alcohol pushing through despite the sweetness. Very full-bodied, very syrupy-sweet, somewhat alcoholic, liquourish palate with medium carbonation. An extremely malty, cloying sweet doppelbock. Anyone heard of balance here?
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with large tan head. Aroma of bubble gum wheat, sweet caramel, roasted grains and hops. This huge bock was on sweeter side, sweeten by brown sugars. Once you pass this you might find this potent lager quiet enjoyable. Recommended ageing.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with mahogany highlights. Small tan head almost disappears. Aroma of sweet malt, raisins and choclolate. More of the same in the flavors -lots of sweet malt and dark fruit. Very smooth ending with a bitter chocolate finish. Quite enjoyable.