drdisque (760) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells sweet. Looks clear and orange. Flavor is of sweet jet fuel. Absurdly boozy, although the finish is fairly clean for something this combative to your tastebuds. Not getting any "well straw" whatever that is. Eastern Europe seems to think that "bock" means "lots of alcohol" as that is all I’ve gotten from most of their "bock" beers.
stevoj (3943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 Bottle from Tres Bonne Cuisine. DeScription says "Alcohol is not prevalent..."..Ha! Straight up in your face boozy burn. Buckle your seat belts, its going to be a bumpy ride. Orange golden body with small creamy head. Musty malty aroma, somewhat funky. Doubting the doppelbock classification here. Malt liquor, strong lager, etc... Taste is also pure sweet malt, corn, cooked vegetables. Slick, slippery body, no finish, just heat.
dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 21, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has a sweet malt aroma. Looks okay. The first mouthfeel is decent until you swallow. A very difficult beer to drink. Doesn't really scream 14% but that's because it's too sweet. Bad stuff. I had to go back and raise the score of the spear because as bad as it tastes, unlike other sweet doppelbocks or Oktoberfest, this at least get you drunk.
EithCubes (5619) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1pt, 0.9oz bottle. Nose overly malty with a touch of grainy pils coming through, somewhat meaty, with higher-order alcohols and grape juice. Pours clear copper-tinged orange with a short and short-lived head. Taste cloyingly sugary with heavy alcohols, a melanoidin bomb with light roast and toast, white grape juice, slick peach and huge caramel malt, honey, faint burn. Light herbal hops, overall a touch musty (straw, husk), light bitterness, huge alcohol in the fat full body, though remarkable restraint with the booze. Honestly, this resembles a real beer with good, if hugely unbalanced beery flavors, and presents a nice front if you know what to expect going in. Mix of slurry malt liquor with a Polish/Lithuanian strong pils, best one from them I’ve had in years. [2015.12.25: 2.9]
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; too dark to have notes on the color. Aroma of cookie dough, caramel molasses, ripe fruit and sweet malt. Malty flavor; caramel, dark fruit, cookie dough. Flavor is a bit sloppy, but I do like the components. Could see how some would not like this, but I do. A bit sickly sweet, but I like sweet. Better than expected.
jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Yes, yes hell. Very much hell. Burning and strong with very tough going down. It is not very good. Strong though.
ffaoe (421) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
super strong malt aroma. dark gold in color and hazy with no head. flavor is very malty, strong alcohol taste.
demannu (372) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
My wife (being a bargain hunter) picked me up a bottle. Absolutely loved the bottle art, wish i had saved it. Unfortunately that’s were the good ends. Appears syrupy and oily after pour. Palate matches the appearance. Very syrupy like an overly thick cough syrup that awkwardly coats the whole mouth. Flavor is medicinal and cheap booze. Even at the amazing low cost of $4.25 for 14% I would not do this again.
jimhilt (2555) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Brown sugar nose and flavor is a lot of maple/brown sugar, sweetness hiding the very high ABV. $3.90 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
CLear golden pour with fair bright white head. Syrupy and aggressively sweet. But goddamn this hides the abv incredibly well. Reminds me of a very mellow version of a samichlaus. Surprised at how good this is despite the high abv. But hella sweet. Awesome label.