Geiserich (2914) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Sweet malty aroma, fruity acid notes. Foamy, brownish head. Deep dark brown color. Sweet malty flavor, sticky texture. Molasse and fruity notes of plums. Some alcohol. Hints of chocolate and cacao in the end. Light bitter finish. Tasty, complex bock.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Beautiful ruby colour with thick beige head. Good syrupy malty aroma. I liked this, ok not enormously complex, but I like the up front straight forwardness of the syrupy malts, it looks fantastic. Yes it has some lager yeast/malt flavour, but as the bottle goes down, it’s great. Very drinkable. Some syrupy sweet malt on swallow.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7.4%. Very sweet aroma, brown sugar and dark malts. Very dark brown colour, seems clear. Small bubbly head. The flavour is quite malty, slightly roasted and creamy. Good, but slightly watery compared to the really good Doppelbocks.
pivnizub (8379) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (brewed at Tucher, Norimberk): Ruby-amber coloured, mid-sized off-white head, quite stable; fruity (almonds and cherries) and caramelly nose with a tinge of alcohol; moderate to strong sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; solid fruity-dark-malty finish with a touch of hoppiness in the aftertaste. Good Doppelbock, not too sweet.........
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Monks Café, Stockholm. Clear dark ruby-brown colour with a small tan-coloured foam. Malty and deep aroma of chocolate cake, almonds and fudge. Full-bodied with a big malty sweet flavour of nuts, fruitcake, chocolate sauce, black currant and grass. Long warming finish of grass, nuts, crackers, toasted malts and chocolate
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. deep shade of browny purple, strong cocoa powder aroma, quite rich with hints of stonefruits, some roast character and a lightly bitter finish. tasty stuff
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with ruby notes, firm pale brown head. Malty nose with dark fruit, raisins, prunes, figs and roasted, grainy hints. Malty taste with dark fruit, prunes, cocoa, coffee and slight hints of chocolate. Nice malt foundation, fairly dry. Balanced bitterness in the finish. Great balance, smooth body and very seductive. Lovely stuff!
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of rich malt, complimented with fruity hops and perhaps a touch of sherry. Clear, very dark garnet with a ring of off-white foam. The flavour is all that the aroma indicated: potent and a bit spicy malt with a healthy dose of German hops. Bitterness is gentle, yet sufficient to balance the residual sweetness. A bit of ethanol apparent. Dried fruits as well as some nuttiness. Medium to full body and warming. The sweetness is not cloying at all in this beer.
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Nut brown, creamy head. Evident plum aroma. Swet and full bodied, lots of soft, bready malt and dried fruits. Finishes with low bitterness.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark amber colored, venishing yellow head. Nice doppelbock-aroma with chocolate, licorice and nutty-caramel, sweet aroma indeed. Medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet with nuts dominating, sweetness still in aftertaste with caramel and mild hops. Surprisingly thin bodied for 7.4% ABV.