bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours deep copper with a four finger beige head. Warm bready aromas. Medium body. Mild, foamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel, bready and somewhat spicey. Maybe a bit nutty. A light winter seasonal. Quite tasty.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle best by 24.05.09, but just showed up at the local store: Pours a transparent copper orange with a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Has a sweet caramely nose with some doughy yeasty notes and a hint of light fruits. Starts with good fullness and authentic sweet dark caramely German malts with a mild fruity complexity and a touch of milk chocolate in the finish. An enjoyable and still very drinkable doppelbock, regardless of the date.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Small tan head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some toffee, light floral/earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, bread, light earthy. Medium body, a bit watery, easy drinking.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the 0.5L bottle from the Huber Haus. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. The aroma has some caramel toffee and bread-like scents. Taste is a solid medium maltiness with sweet caramel notes. Good, but not great. Cool label on the bottle though.
Ungstrup (27689) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as light notes of metal. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and pumpernickle bread as well as lighter notes of cinnamon, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - FEB 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty lousy and weak head, brown ruby body, aroma is really nice malt caramel note and flowers. very pleasant, taste - mmmmmmm goes in very smoothly, very bready and grainy, strong and heavy, bit oily, strong alcohol feeling (probably because its heavyness supposrts the content, that actually is not very much for a bock), warms up in the winter - that’s for sure
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Pigs Ear. Light amber brown with a good off white head and really well conditioned. Smells very much like rye bread from Belgo and I REALLY like that. Superb TCP notes and some equally excellent creamy malt that balances it out really well. The flavour is almost identical but that is far from being a problem. An excellent clean and refreshing finish with a glorious balance of sweet malt and assertive grassy hops. Damn good stuff.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>Bottle at Pig’s Ear Festival 2008, London</i>
Beautiful dark amber and red color, creamy head. The aroma is not very strong, but very nice: caramel and cereals, the bocks that I like. Good body strength and good caramel flavor, with the required sweetness, candi sugar too; but I find here a rather unpleasant (even if very light) vegetables touch. Good bitterness, with an edge of roasted nuts in the end.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at Pigs Ear 2008. Attractive chestnut colour with thin beige head. Bready fruity aroma. This is pretty good. Nice fruits, good hop on the finish. Some candy sugar sweetish dark fruits. Superb actually. God thats impressive. Doesnt drink like a lager at all. Carbonation is a bit harsh, but it can soften.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper brown with beige head. Aromas are toffee and weatabix malts with dark syrup and herbal notes. Flavours are sweet, earthy, light roast malts. Raisins and bready yeast. Alcohol is not too evident. Rich and tasty and the reinder is a little sweety pie.