thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Captain Cougar. Tons of malt in the aroma and some sweet caramel scents. Black pour with a medium head. Medium palate. This is just way too sweet for me. Tons of brown sugar--more than a Mephistopholes--a hint of alcohol along with the sugar rush. Not good.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Prague-07. Deep black colour with very faint beige head. Sweet roasty aroma, a bit of coffee. Taste of roasted coffee with light body. Aftertaste a bit long, but very drinking despite high alcohol content.
ogivlado (6473) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (500ml). -at U Medvidku, Praha. as Primator Double 24°
Pours a brown colour with almost no head and sharp unpleasant vinager nose. Sweet malty, chocolate and vinager aroma with too sweet finish and robust alcohol taste. Oily.
HermanW (1053) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit strong but sweet and tasty. And that is what I like. The label says it is a porter. The taste is not a porter and it is too sweet for a doppelbock.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle via trade with CaptainCougar - Pours a brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Aroma is spicey, fruit, and caramel malt. Nice! Flavor is full of dark esters and brown sugar. Medium body. This beer was a pleasant suprise. Thanks Tom.
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 (14618) - 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 (23259) - 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.