Bulk_Carrier (3152) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a soft ruddy brown color with a light transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a nice pace bouncing off of some floaties. A one finger white foamy head started and dissipated fairly quickly.
The smell had a bready aroma full of robust sweetened raisins and plums. Brown sugar lightly grazes the sides of the aroma.
The taste was mainly sweet through all of the previously mentioned flavors. Light nuttiness rounds out the flavor nicely. Sticky sweet dark fruity and bready aftertaste leads into a sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a slight sessionability about it. Carbonation feels nice and low with a sticky bready clinginess sliding over my tongue.
Overall, what’s not to love in this doppelbock? Perfect for this time of the year and you know that fruit cake ya just got from Grandma for the holidays that you don’t want to eat, slice that up with this.
alliance100 (1080) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Vintage at Hopcat GR - pours a transparent copper. Soft aroma of dried fruits . Sweet and silky smooth , almost brandy like . Very tasty .
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fid600 (81) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle, served in a tulip. Dark amber/brown, clear, with no head. Aroma is toffee, raisins, slightly spicy, quite alcoholic. Full body, low carbonation. Taste is highly sweet, with minimal bitterness, slight warming effect of the alcohol present. Texture is oily.
Guruhso (108) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark almost Black with little white top. Taste is Sweet caramel and roasted nuts with a slightly bitter ans warm finish.
Plovmand (7287) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours brown. Beige small head. Dark ripe berries. Toasted malty. Sweet nutty. Sweet malty flavor. Loads of nuts and caramel. Toasted caramel notes. Long chocolate caramel finish. It’s so complex and enjoyable. A classic.
Eastwood (98) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tomada en Cerveceria Kraken ( Oviedo).
Potente cerveza austriaca de 14° que no defrauda.
Casi carente de espuma.
Buen aroma afrutado, ajerezado.
Al calentar sabe muy ajerezada, alicorada.
Merece la pena tomarla.
drmet (613) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
-pours a clear copper-ruby with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,beige head
-low carbonation visible
-plums,raisins,figs,strawberries,choc the nose with a toasty finish
-medium to full body
Mouthfeel is a little too light,otherwise its a great sipper.
Brentv (565) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours dark dark red with no real head. Aroma and taste of raisins and prunes and molasses. Taste is very sweet, rich, boozy. Smooth. Intense. Definitely worth sharing. Wonderful flavor, but the 11.2 ounce bottle could serve three people.
StilleStorm (1254) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DWFADSJT; Bottle 330 ml., 2004. Poured clear dark copper with a fading, frothy, off-white head. Nose is moderate to heavy, toasted malt, light burned caramel, rasin bread, moderate spice and wood. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a warming, spice, candy dried fruit, lasting finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is flat.
Mjp12 (1095) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells more like a brandy, it is full of sweet fruits and alcohol notes, with a raisin plum finish