Brewed by Pivovar Náchod (LIF)
Style: Doppelbock
Náchod, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Beer with distinct and sweet taste of malt aroma gradating into smooth bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10684) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2006
500 ml bottle poured a clear very dark reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of plums, raisins, molasses and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark fruit, molasses and a bit of toffee with a warming lingering sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (22453) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits. Very sweet flavour of malts, caramel and bread. Too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle. Dark ruby colour with a big beige head. Light caramel malty, candy aroma and a very sweet brown sugar, light alcoholic taste. Medium body with a sweet light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark brown with an orangey glow and a creamy, beige head leaving some laces. Sweetish aroma of roasted malt. Very full body - huge body - with tons of roasted malt and a lightly burned edge. Sweet - cloyingly sweet. Like a Danish "Hvidtřl" on mescaline. Basically no bitterness. Quite inharmonious. 290406

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14626) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2006
500ml bottle brought back from Prague. Very deep ruby colour with thin lasting beige head. Very vinous in the mouth with plenty of heat and lots of fruit. Sweet blackberry, damson and plum. Choc and fruit on the aroma. Port like in mouth with lots of warming dark fruits with a touch of choc. Quite a stunning beer actually. Amazingly alcoholic but full of flavour. I agree with maeib, this is an excellent nightcap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3872) - Holbćk, DENMARK - APR 7, 2006
Bottle, at home. Dark brown with a little brrown head, which quickly is gone. Aroma heavy malty (brown sugar, chocolate), light hoppy? Flavor heavy sweet, long duration. Full body, syrupy, soft carbonated. Heavy in alcohol. To sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6503) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2006
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
Very vinous along with a fuitiness. Quite liquirice in taste as well, with a slightly burnt aftertaste

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