Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
The once strongest beer in the world is back ! Brewed only once a year on December 6. Samichlaus is aged for 10 months before bottling. This beer is perhaps the rarest in the world. Samichlaus may be aged for many years to come. Older vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish. Serve with hardy robust dishes and desserts, particulary with chocolates, or as an after dinner drink by itself. Brewed under the exclusive licence of Feldschlösschen-Hürlimann-Holding, Switzerland.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Wow, quite the beer. This one’s heavy and you definitely feel the 14% (especially on an empty stomach!). This is such a class beer right from the pour onwards. Beautiful ruby red colouring. Aroma is of caramel, a bit of bread, some coffee, a bit floral, but mostly sweet malt of caramel. This is quite a sweet beer, at times tasting closer to a Barley Wine than a Doppelbock for me. Definitely a sipper, took me a while to finish. Again, the taste is very sweet; it is malty, caramel, sweet, with a touch of doughy yeast. Overall I really enjoyed this beer and wish I had another to cellar for a couple of years to see what happens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fid600 (75) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guruhso (6) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Pours dark almost Black with little white top. Taste is Sweet caramel and roasted nuts with a slightly bitter ans warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7180) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eastwood (49) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2015
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. Muy recomendable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (512) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2015
L: -pours a clear copper-ruby with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,beige head -low carbonation visible S: -plums,raisins,figs,strawberries,choc the nose with a toasty finish -very sweet F: -medeium carbonation -medium to full body -boozy O: Mouthfeel is a little too light,otherwise its a great sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (533) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (962) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Smells more like a brandy, it is full of sweet fruits and alcohol notes, with a raisin plum finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nevalainen (336) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Clear amber color. Aroma of caramel, little alcohol. Very sweet taste, raisin, sugar, caramel. Oily mouthfeel, warming in stomach. It’s almost like drinking shots. Good, but not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - OCT 20, 2015
Tons of fudge, raisin, dough. Lots of sweet raisin, , fig, croissant, porto, quite liquorous, herbal spice and cough syrup, fairly clean finish. Scary dangerous, so smooth and flavorful, better share it :)

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