jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin cream head. Aroma is caramel and coffee. Flavor is the same with some chocolate. Very nice doppelbock.
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma fresco de malte e grama. Um pouco de álcool e cravo. Torrado e caramelo.
Creme fino e claro. Líquido bastante turvo e castanho.
Álcool bem inserido no sabor. Densa e encorpada. Boa carbonatação. O caramelo é evidente e marcante, dando uma doçura inicial.
Retrogosto amargo, alcoolico e prolongado. Café.
No final achei ela muito extrema. Difícil de tomar mais que uma.
smaynard6000 (637) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with small creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly roasted coffee with some chocolate notes. Sweet toffee-like flavor. Touch of bitterness in the finish but still mostly sweet. Somewhat warming as well. I really enjoyed this.
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, chez baerwaldt, thanks chris. pours a reddish brown with a slim head; aroma of stonefruits, stewed plum, burning grass; some caramel and toffee flavours with a simple tinny bitterness and some lingering stickiness
KPMcWill (4) - - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light tan head. Sweet aroma, malty, little coffee, little creamy and slight dark fruit. Tastes dark sweet and of toasted caramel with and after warmth of alcohol.
holdan (260) - USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, cocacolaish. Aroma dark fruits mostly plum, malt. Taste sweet with mostly dark fruits. Medium body, carb average, Finish with sweet plum.
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color; Medium body; Aroma of smoky malt, caramel, toffee, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and some chocolate; Warm finish; Nice.
kapusil (603) - HUNGARY - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle. Dark ruby body, white head. Very boozy aroma and taste with notes of caramel, toast and chocolate. Not so bad but the alcohol is really harsh in the aroma.
rane (897) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with small pale brown head. Aroma nuts and lots of sweet malts. Taste sweet malty, nuts, sweet rye bread. A nice beer.
Rodriguez (258) - Quito, ECUADOR - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown beer, with a typical lager aroma. Crisp malty and caramel flavor. It is supposed to be a high alcohol beer, but it is very refreshing. A nice beer even thou I like it with more a subtle chocolate flavor.
Frank (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am drinking this on good Friday in honor of the generations of drunk monks who forged this style in order that they might have drunken hallucinogenic visions of Christ during the Lenten season. It is a bright red-brown color, which is quite nice, but its small head is unfortunately limited in terms of staying power. This is a doppelbock alright. It is very much centered on big caramel and toffee malt notes. My bottle seems a bit oxidized and nutty (so the good kind of oxidation) as well, which lends a deep complex character . This is definitely a full-bodied beer and comes across a bit sweet, mostly do to their being only a slight bit of earthy bitterness in the finish. Despite this, it does not come across as overly sticky or heavy to me, although it is clearly a style meant for slower sipping. My biggest complaint about this stuff is it doesn’t really taste quite as big as its 8.5% alcohol would indicate. That doesn’t ruin my day or anything bet keeps this from really reaching the levels achieved by the best of its style.