kappldav123 (4542) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottle looks really good, although I dont like that twist-off caps. Beer in the glass light brown, nice head. Intense malty aroma. Starts strong malty-spicy, not too alcoholic, fine notes of caramel. Nice dry background. Very well balanced finish, quite drinkable for its strengh. A masterpiece!
Douberd (1558) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle at home, with a screw cap on it, poured into a snifter glass. Many thanks to McTapps for sending me this one! ABV 8.3%
Deep red brown colour, transparent body. One finger of thin tan head on top, with good retention, leaving light lacing after it has collapsed.
Aroma of malts, a bit of caramel, a bit nutty as well.
Taste is malty with caramel, floral notes, the alcohol notable but only barely.
Medium bodied with okay carbonation. moderate dry palate.
Overall it wasn’t one to make me overly enthusiastic about it but it was very drinkable and smooth, therefore enjoyable. Lacks a couple of things but all in all more than decent.
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from McTapps. Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy white head. Aroma of sugars and malts, herbal hops. Taste is light sweet caramel, nutty malts as well, well hidden alcohol, weak herbal hops at the finish, well balanced, still not a favourite here.
rosenbergh (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. BB 05/05/14. From bierzwerg.de.
Clear coppery brown colour with a small foamy white head.
Strong sweetish malt, metal dryness and mild fruitiness in the aroma.
The flavour is some bitterness, malt, woody dryness and mild alcohol.
Cuso (3662) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from McTapps, many thanks Sabine. Reddish brown color with small white head. Malty aroma with some fruity notes. Taste, sweet malt, honey, bee wax, hints of red fruits, light hops in finish. Alcohol is strongly present, but not in bad way. Good Doppelbock.
Kristall-König (2070) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malzröstig und getreidig in der Nase. Antrunk malzröstig. Mitte röstig, Kaffee, Schokolade, leicht ölig- dennoch liquide. Abgang röstig, Malz, alkoholisch. Gut.
hawanna (1774) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle BB 11. May 14
red, clear, frothy, tan foam, caramel, cereal, chocolate, toast, roasty, herbs, alcohol, butterscotch, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of bread, pepper and some cooked vegetables. Flavour of grainy malts, bread, raisins, mild cooked vegetables, some salt, wet cardboard and grass. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes very earthy and with the same vegetable notes. Alcohol comes through quite a bit. Past it’s prime, it seems.
jfb (3441) - GERMANY - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a clear ruby-amber colour with a frothy light beige head. aroma of bubble gum, cherries, roasted malts and bread dough, with a hint of alcohol, some peppermint and sweet spices. flavour is mostly the same, dark fruit, roasted malts and bread dough, slightly alcoholic, with a light sweetness and a hint of strawberries and cream in the finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
kapusil (504) - HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5l bottle. Amber body, off-white head. Lots of caramel in the aroma with grassy hops, toast and reisin. Taste is very similar to the aroma: mostly caramel, reisins and toast, but has some coffee and grassy hops too. Medium-full bodied, syrupy texture, low carbonation. Alcohol very well hidden. This is a really good doppelbock.