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.
mgajdaczewa (168) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Słodkie! Za słodkie! W aromacie jeszcze jest stosunkowo nieźle, wyraźny karmel, ale i tam słodycz jest dość wyraźnie zaznaczona. W smaku za to już przytłacza i tłamsi, czyniąc piwo bardzo ciężko pijalnym. Są nuty karmelowe, lekko czekoladowo - kakaowe, ale to wszystko ekstremalnie posłodzone. Do tego szybko "kopie". Słabiutko.
Borup (4397) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at DŘE 2013. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, alcohol fruit and chocolate.
dkoi421 (11) - - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dark amber with full head that lingers with great lacing. If there is too sweet its almost there, still a light sorta thin body with an alcoholic overtone
Argonian (213) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark body, with a large white head that diminishes slowly, leaving a good lace. Aroma of roasted malts, notes of raisins(I think). Amazing taste, warming alcohol, caramel, very sweet, but definately not cloying sweet, like a cognac I think. Oily texture, almost full bodied, low to average carbonation level. Perfect for the winter.
wildbeercat (262) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Primator Double Bock, 16.9floz/500ml bottle into a Samuel Adams glass; served cold.
Aroma: Malty, boozy. Chocolate and caramel. Sherry.
Appearance: Near opaque dark ruby body with a creamy, tan head.
Taste: Oooooooooooh yeah, good and boozy; there’s no subtlety here. Tastes like a nice oloroso sherry. So much caramel flavor. It’s almost identical to Samichlaus, but more malty and less sweet.
Palate: So rich and smooth. A nice warming, boozy finish.
Overall: At work I have walked right by this beer for months. SO MUCH WASTED TIME. This is a truly fantastic doppelbock.
alterbeer (39) - POLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Recenzja 30 lipca 2011 Koszmarnie słodkie, w smaku i zapachu dominuje niemal wyłącznie nuta alkoholowa (cała reszta jest ledwo wyczuwalna)
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, fruit (mostly grapes), faint roast, and alcohol. The alcohol becomes more noticeable as it warms. It pours a dark brown with some orange transparency when held to the light. It has a two finger tan head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy sweet brown sugar, lighter molasses, chocolate, and caramel. The finish has sweet fruit, light apple, and just a hint of roast. There’s a touch of alcohol there, but it’s mostly covered up by the sweetness. It’s full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s sweet...real sweet. I generally don’t like beers this sweet, but for some reason this works for me.
drunk_again (63) - GREECE - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle.Dark amber color with small head.Aroma of malts,caramel,chocolate and dark fruits.Taste is rich,sweet with hints of spices and a long finish.
erickok (2819) - Tours, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Glowing brown body and beige head. Mild chocolate, fig, woody, butter milk but certainly no off flavour. Full malty mouth feel, chocolate milk, light spices, warming but never burning alcohol. Very nice, smooth and very sweet but tasty. Bit fruity, so it’s almost an imperial sweet stout. :-) I like it a lot! Smooth and classic yet flavourful and rich. (50cl bottle from La Cervoiserie Limoges)
Ocean82 (79) - Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First reviewer! Surprisingly....
This is a big beer. Deep red opaque color with little head. Aromas of malt, chocolate and raisins. Big mouthfeel with flavors of deep malty chocolates with raisins, amaretto, and warming alcohol. This is a sipping beer and it shows. Unbalanced on the malt and sweet side, but still a good aperitif.