shrubber85 (9121) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing-top bottle. Prune malt aroma - light astringency. Clear dark copper color with moderate head. Sweet light prune malt flavor with a moderate bitter/astringent finish. Decent flavor but on the light side for a doppelbock.
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBESG 08. Brown with a lasting off-white head. Grainy malt aroma. Sweet and grainy malt flavour with some caramel
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Sparkling reddish copper. Very tall light beige head that clings to the glass. Delicious caramel aroma. Notes of white pepper and chocolate. Flavour is full of caramel and flavourful sweet malt. Full-bodied. Feels a little sweet, but there is quite a bit of hops to stand up against the sweetness, even though the hops are really well hidden, except for a little sharp metallic-like flavour in the finish. A great doppelbock.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle. Amber-red color with creamy head. Rich sweet, malty and bready aroma with rye bread, nuts and caramel. Thick malty, bready and toasty flavor with dark rye bread, toffee and warming alcohol. Very rich tasting bock with dark bread upfront.
kappldav123 (5506) - 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 (8653) - 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 (9400) - 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 (39393) - 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 (8575) - Tel Aviv, - 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 (5595) - 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.