winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours the color of a rich stout, black with crimson edges. A gently carbonated head of tan color forms and quickly recedes. Flavors are sweet and chocolatey. The sweetness is of smooth molasses, and the chocolate is pure with no raost or coffee notes. There is a moderate hop presence which strugles to compete with the high gravity. Alcohol is aparent but not overly so.
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small light brown creamy head, subsides quickly into thin ring. Seemingly black body, but really dark red. Sweet, perfumed roasty aroma with strong toffee notes. Extremely sweet toffee taste with roasty coffee notes. An excellent bock.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A very dark brown colourd beer which looks quite flat in the glass. The aroma is full and welcoming: berries, tar, licquorice, and thick malts. The taste is thick and alcoholic. Very sweet, no doubt too sweet for many, but to me really tasty. Sugary jammy blackberry flavours and big warming alcohol. A full long body. Some might say this is quite crude, but I found it a lovely nightcap.
thewolf (11297) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very vinous along with a fuitiness. Quite liquirice in taste as well, with a slightly burnt aftertaste
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 From a euro 500 ml. brown bottle with a date on the back label, 03/12/04, that I assume is world/euro date. Made a good appearance, poured a dark
opaque chocolate brown with a fizzy pale tan head that reduced to a thin sticky, ringed lacing. Had a tasty aroma, dark ripe fruits, molasses and a dark bread maltiness. Good carbonation and a smooth, creamy full bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. A delicious taste, dark ripe fruitiness, brown sugar, a sweet maltiness and a sweet burnt fruity finish.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Bottle - big sweet malt aroma. Deep dark brown body with ruby-tinged edges. Smallish beige head. Sweet deep malt flavor with maybe a hint of toffee. This is a very nice doppelbock!
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very vinous with lots of dried fuity notes in the aroma. Dark as night with just the thinnest band of light coming through and a nice and thin kahki head with good lacing. Flavor is almost overly vinous. It is like ripe grapes initially but that changes to a dried fig flavor. Then there is a bit of grainy chocolate that grows more and more as you drink. It reminds me of cheap malted chocolate balls. The sweetness gets to you after a full serving. Palate is very thick and creamy. Thanks to StewardofGondor for gifting part of his White Elephant.
mjg74 (2606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a super dark ruby color. Aroma is strong. Blood, wine and alcohol appear to be present in the nose. Very sweet. Mixture of candy, roasted malts, wine
and alot of other stuff. Full rich flavor all the way through this beer. The 10% alcohol is pretty much non-existant. This is a big beer. It may be too sweet for some. I think it is really good and deserves better than it’s gotten. Finishes like a rum/brandy and coke.
sunevdj (3302) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2005 Pours dark with a tanned head. Very sweet. Aromas of brown sugar (muscavedo?), port, dark fruits and prunes. Sweet/dry finish. Very full/heavy. I would never be able to finish a full 50 cl bottle. But it would be nice to share over a dessert.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I must have had this at the right time, because it was almost the perfect dopplebock to me. Delicious sweet flavors of toffee and malt. Almost overpowering sweetness on the finish, with barely a hint of dark malts at the end. There might be hops in there, there might not. Perfect dessert beer.