kappldav123 (5279) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also. Strong-malty aroma. Tastes malty and dry, a bit alcoholic, modest sourish in the end. Finish a bit unbalanced. Drinkable!
Quack-Duck (8338) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to BO! Clear amber-brown colour, mid-sized beige head. Very creamy with lots of caramel flavours. Full-bodied, sweet and malty, also hints of roasetd malt and toffee.
pivnizub (9162) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:Amber coloured, small tanned foamy layer; french fries and dark toasted malt in the nose, traces of alcohol too; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied; slightly alcoholic, nutty and dark-malty finish. O.K., not too demanding........
fonefan (37073) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle swing top 50cl @ Home.
[As Schinner Markator]. Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy, good lancing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, dark bread, light alcoholic, brown sugar notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (090608)
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Deep amber color. Aroma of malt, some graininess and some caramel. Malty caramelly flavor with some toastiness and some graininess. Medium-bodied.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: Typical dopplebock, sweet pale and richer malts, grassy and herbal hops. caramel character dominates.
TBone (13277) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@RBESG 2008 Grand Tasting
Dark amber color, small beige head. Burned malty, caramelly, grassy hoppy aroma. Caramelly, ryeish, grassy-hoppy. Typical doppelbock, but not among the classic good ones.
Marko (4108) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 RBESG08 grand tasting
Really dark amber body. Very good malty and honey nose, some alcohol. Nice soft malty taste, notes of alcohol. Bit boring however.
oh6gdx (21389) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, sour fruityness as well as some mild earthyness., Flavour is malts, earth, some caramel and very sweet notes.
ekstedt (5679) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Clear amber/copper, medium tan head. Mudgy and caramelly malt aroma with some earthy hops. Dry finish. A good doppelbock.