rosenbergh (5540) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. L C. BB 9/13. From Germany. Courtesy of mjs. Thanks!
Clear dark reddish brown colour with a tiny tan head.
Caraway, bread, malt, raisins, spices and sweetness in the aroma.
Very sweet flavour. Very malty too. Too much for me...
VastActiv (1563) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l, thanks to mjs. Colour is reddish dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, spices, sweetness and malts.
mjs (3994) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, from Frizzz Getänke in Regensburg, 20130713) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, molasses and caramell. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, sugar, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A decent doppelbock with nice maltiness.
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Frizzl Gertänkemarkt, Regensburg.
Very dark red, almost black. Rich aroma.
Full body, dried fruit, prunes. Burned sugar, some roasted grain.
Fine balance, this belongs in the top league of Dobbelbocks.
boddhitree (56) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My 2nd, Palmator Dunkler Doppelbock, from Prösselbräu Adlersberg.
Yep, the color is pitch black... ain’t no light gettin’ through this puppy... under a tan head with large light bubbles that last longer than I wished... shouldn’t have made such a strong pour. ABV = 7.4% printed on my bottle.
The aroma has plums, dates, sweet caramel, as if they were cooked all into a sauce! This smells almost like a Belgium trippel. Let’s see if the flavor matches the wonderful aroma. The front has a decent amount of tartness and the sides give you some of the same flavor or plums, dates and sweet carmel, but also a little bitterness, not much, but it’s noticeable if you try to find it. Then in the back it’s sweet caramels but in a burnt, molasses kind of way. Yes, it’s like motor oil, not as thick and chewy as Pax’s Lakritz Oatmeal Stout, but the chewiest German brew I’ve had other than that. I love how it sits on the tongue and glides over it, going from tart, to plum/dates sweet to burnt, roasted flavors that I usually associate with sweet Stout. It still tastes like German malts, though, and doesn’t feel like a British brew, yet it has some of the same quality without the esters and fruitiness of a London Ale yeast. I’m not sure that make sense, does it? The aftertaste is that same plum/dates/caramel mix flavor with Vienna or Münchener malt flavor thrown in as a teaser, just at the end. The only real drawback I feel is that you can taste the hotness of the alcohol. Being filtered and sitting in my cellar for 2 months should have helped that dissipate, but it’s only something I noticed on the first few sips, after which it disappeared.
Overall, this is close to a WOW beer. Except for the hotness of the alcohol you can taste, it’s a great beer.
Wanja (527) - GERMANY - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle from Adlersberg... Nice dark color, average head... Strong alcohol and some nice coffee aroma... Sweet taste... Full body, long intensive ending... Interesting Bock beer.
angelkostvo (436) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with nice head. Aroma of plums, caramel, malt, chocolate. Taste is sweet and a bit bitter like burned sugar, well balanced. Medium body, slick texture, no carbonation. Nice
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Pivni Rozmanitost, Prague. Pours dark brown with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, fruit, caramel and nuts. Smooth and full bodied. Lovely.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours hazy deep dark brown, almost black colour, large, thick foamy head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, syrup, starch, some flours and caramel malts. Flavour of sweet caramel and roasted malts, flour, starch, syrup, some notes of licorice and toffee at the end. Very malty and sugary sweet palate, full-bodied and stuffy. A worthy adversary not to be taken lightly, a monster of a beer.
laiti (4539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 09/2011
Sweetish aroma has a lot of bread and hints of chocolate. Flavour has a shitload of sweet malt. Hops, bread and chocolate do also appear. A good doppelbock!