dlovell2 (895) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed in Christmas Eve 2014. Pours dark amber with a thin off white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is grain, toffee, caramel, and raisins. Sticky sweet syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with toffee and vanilla notes, raisins, and cherries. Finishes with big booziness. Alcohol vapors in finish. This is a big beer. A lot of big fruity flavors and booziness.
Oldschool_Mike (84) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 Bottle into snifter. Pours a clear dark brown colour with no head. Aroma is of prune and raisin with some alcohol. Taste is fruity with sweet malt. Kinda like a fruitcake. A nice beer to have once a year.
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rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge beer. Pours clear amber no head or lacing. Nose is sweet raisins. Flavours of raisins, brown bread maybe some vanilla. Taste big sweet light bitter. Full sticky body with low carbonation.
anstei (36) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Erzbierschof, 2013 edition. A dark flat, but very strong and sweet beer. Boozy nose. Complex and balanced, very tasty. But one of them is definitely enough as the 14% are still present.
Lukasmh (249) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy clear clean Amber with one finger creamy beige head, which disappears completely. Aroma is marmelade! Malty, sweet plums, juicy prunes, dried fruits, bread crust, slight toast. Taste is really sweet toffee! Dried fruits, marmelade, toasty caramel, burnt sugar, full body with balanced booze in finish thatakes this beer dangerously drinkable. A classier sipper!
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with thin white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is big boozy malt sweetness, dark fruit and vanilla behind. Taste is more toward the vanilla and sweet malt, almost like a brandy, hint of spice behind. Warming on the way down, pretty darn nice.
wekker84 (1530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a brown colored beer without a head aroma malts caramel spicy alcohol and some bitter citrus hops flavor malts caramel dry fruits spicy alcohol and some hops
BBHansen (163) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ home. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with no head. aroma/taste: caramel, toffee, honey, alcohol, raisins, oak and faint hints of floral notes. palette: low carbonation, medium to full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very sweet dobbeltbock, but with some complexity.
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent copper with very light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and a little boozy with notes of caramel and toffee, and a strange but unaversive peach presence. Tastes like it. Smells with a medium-full bodied mouthfeel. Hot, but enjoyable.
ghostbeer (27) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled in 2014. Pours a deep, brilliantly clear amber with an off white head. Medium carbonation. Very thick and chewy. Flavors or toffee, caramel, dark dried fruits and rum. Lots of alcohol warmth and a slightly cloying sweetness especially as the beer warmed up. This is my favorite style of beer and this was an excellent bottle, but not one for everyday enjoyment. I can’t wait to buy another one or two to try aging for years to come.