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 (324) - Bavaria, 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 (267) - 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 (12290) - 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 (4088) - 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 (3935) - Tampere, 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!
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere. Very deep ruby red colour, small beige head. Aroma is rye, mild smoke, some chocolate, nutty and some slight sweetness as well. Flavour is smoke, rye, chocolate, toast and some slight dark fruity.
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. BBE 09/2011.
Pours a dark mahogany colour with a beige, foamy head. Aroma of sweet bready malts, rye, caramel and raisins. Flavour of sweet bready malts, caramel, rye, raisins and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel with a bready, raisiny finish. Nicely balanced and has all the elements that a Doppelbock must have.
tiong (2243) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, shared @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere
Pours dark brown with a medium white head. Aroma has notes of rye bread, malts and caramel. Taste is malty with notes of rye bread, chocolatey caramel and slightly hops. Smooth finish. Nice doppelbock.
Koelschtrinker (8491) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Süßlicher Malzantrunk, wenig würzig, füllig. Eine holzige Note ist unverkennbar, das Malz ist füllig und aromatisch. Im Mittelteil sowie im Abgang wird das Bier deutlich würziger, das Malz überaus vollmundig. Hier gefällt die Karamellnote genauso wie die leichte Bitterschokoladennote. Wenig röstig, die Süße ist schmeckbar, hält sich aber zurück und wirkt so angenehm. Ausgeglichen bleibend, mitellanger malzig-herber Abgang, auch hier leicht süß. Lecker! 12/12/12/12/13/12