kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stored for one year. Dark brown, slightly red and crystal clear. No head to speak of. Oaky smell of tawny port, fruit cake and alcohol. The taste tells me my nose was right. This is very much like a tawny port or creamed sherry. Also a similar warming alcohol sensation after the swallow. There are some hops in there, but they’re dominated by a wonderful sweetness. Mouth-feel is thick and almost oily with no detectable carbonation at all. I’m not so sure this even comes close to fitting into the Doppelbock category, but this is one awesome brew!
RickFifty (611) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color, beige head. Raisin nose, roasted malt, caramel, bread, hint of licorice. Heavy sweet, dried fruit, hint of alcohol, roasted malt. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, warming.
huineman (57) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Ruby red, no froth at all.
Cherry, strawberry jam, hibiscus, elderberry, bread, vanilla, iron.
Oily, powerful and sweet. Low CO2. Long finish, with no bitterness. Very interesting. To be sipped slowly.
Shain (108) - ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml, lightly chilled. Pours dark caramel reddish-brown. Head is almost nonexistent and quick to fade. Aroma of sweet malt, wine, alcohol, caramel, fruit, spice, vanilla, really good smell. Body is full and thick, with slightly creamy texture. Carbonation is very gentle and fades too quickly. The carbonation and alcohol produces amazing gentle tingling sensation. Tastes very sweet but not cloying, also surprisingly not sticky. Flavors of sweet caramel, roasted malt, alcohol, orange peel, sweet liqueur, warm spices, licorice, raisins, vanilla, slight hop, fruity chocolate, peppery, slight clove, ripe fruits, light buttery notes. This is a great drink for a special occasion. This beer is not trying to hide it’s alcohol, it’s more of a lightly carbonated malt liqueur and this is nice. Do share the bottle as it is quite strong and can serve three easily. Do pour quite cold to a legged glass, as this beer is meant to be sipped slowly and it will warm up while drinking, revealing more flavors.
EdInSaltLake (713) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel/brown sugar malt, fusel alcohol, apple-ish fruit aroma. Sugary, caramel malt flavor; finishes sweeter. Fruity flavor. Less prominent alcohol flavor, and warming for sure. Some spiciness.
klm1 (351) - - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost purple brown colour without head. Smell of oak, roasty malts, herbs. Taste of caramel, oak, roasty malt with little notes of caramel. Very malty, dense beer almost liquoric, perfect for really cold winter time.
jkwood04 (4434) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a wine glass at Split Thy Skull barley wine fest. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel malts, ethanol, and some light dough and dark fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not great. Too sweet.
Pugno (62) - Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With a direct light beyond the glass the color is a clean dark amber. No white head at all. Strong sweet smell of caramel, alcohol and drying grapes, before they become raisin. Watery. Such a sweet taste, strong alcoholic. It gives goosebumps and it leaves a sugary sweetness on the palate.
neur0 (943) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Flasche) Es hat ein Kuperne bis Colaartige Farbe ist klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist wie Sherry, süß, alkoholische, fruchtig, mit einer abgebrannten Karamellnote am Schluss. Der Geschmack ist alkoholisch, süß, röstig im Abgang, alkoholisch und alkoholisch.
tsd08460 (82) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, raisin, alcohol,
Appearance: dark amber, clear, minimal head,
Taste: medium sweetness,
Palate: full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
BLADT (672) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Dark, ruby brown in glass. Thin, tan head. Does not last long. Aroma of candied dark fruits, dense holiday cakes, and booze. Thick and viscous. Taste is mostly sweet, toeing the treacle line, but never crossing. Alcohol is there on the palate, but is never a distraction. Drinks more like liqueur. Sticks to the gums. Enjoyed, but once a year is enough.