Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Barrel aged Samichlaus. Available in 1l bottles.

jcos' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle split with J Pinsky on 1/31/2013.

Appearance: Pours a maroon opaque.
Aroma: Aroma is boozy and of caramel.
Taste: Caramel, faint oak, faint chocolate.
Palate:Medium light body, relatively hides alcohol well.

Summary: I should have typed this in last night! Oh well. Interesting beer, and at 14% packs one hell of a punch especially since it was a 1L bottle. Interesting stuff, definitely sipper material, gets you a bit buzzed. Not everyday beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2632) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Very good, although I don’t pick up much of the barrel aged email end of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamaty (1544) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Color cereza, marroncillo. Espuma insignificante. Aroma de bombón de cointreau. Licor. En boca mezcla compleja de naranja amarga, chocolate, azucar tostada. Cuerpo potente. Carbonatacion moderada. Un copazo en toda regla. Con chocolate, combina de muerte. Excelente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (4965) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
Sample at HBF 2015. From 3l bottle. From some Danish guy, huge thanks! Deep amber, thin off white head. Nice bready malty aroma, caramel. Flavor has caramel, sweetness, bread , malt, alcohol warmth. Almonds. Abv nicely hidden. So lucky to have got to try this rare stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lacho (35) - USA - MAR 28, 2015
This is for the 2014 edition. Pours dark cherry with a caramel foam, which fades quickly. Looks amazing in my glass, one of the most beautiful colored beers I have seen. Tastes sweet, reminds me of a port wine or some other digestif; hints of scotch, molasses, very little carbonation. Had the opportunity to pair it with a Spanish manchego cheese, and the nutty salty taste of it goes really well with this beer. Have another one that will be cellared.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3712) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2015
(Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Classic Holzfass 2010) As Bier.pur Edition 2013. Bottle 750 ml, 721/1000, thanks to Saeglopur, cheers! Served into a snifter, ABV 14% Deep red ruby colour on the body, clear, with some beige foam forming during the pour and collapsing stright away. Minimal lacing on the walls after a swirl of the glass. Malty aroma with prunes, raisins, red fruits too, alcohol, light vanilla, wine notes from the barrel aging. Sweet taste, notable alcohol offering a light burn, caramel, vanilla, prunes, sugars, wine notes. Medium to thick body, carbonation just right. Sticky palate. Very nice, great sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Very sweet almost candy aroma. The flavor is also very sweet. It has a syrup like feel. Long lasting after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1231) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle shared by Saeglopur. Dark amber body with no head. Aroma is dark fruits some alcohol and some honey. Taste is sweet with raisins. Aftertaste sweet and alcoholic. Not my kind of beer I think I would have liked it with some lacto or brett.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1300) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
bottle shared by Saeglopur at Vienna Tasting 02/2015. Thanks Thomas.2011 version. redish / brown clear color. no head at all. smells honey, dark fruits, wooden notes, black currants. full body, sweet, hone, dried fruits, raisins, wooden notes, liqueur, almonds, sweet spicy heavy finish. very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1335) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
1000 ml bottle, 2011 version, bought at the brewery some years ago.
Brown/copper shimmering body, no head.
Aroma of cognac, dark chocolate, nuts, honey, dried fruits, alcohol booze.
Taste is pretty boozy, with about the same aromas.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes alcoholic, warm, astringent, with honey like malts.

Tasty! Didn’t really notice the barrel aging, but it seems smoother than the standard Samichlaus to me. Still very alcoholic, strong stuff. Overall really enjoyable, but not a beer I would drink on my own, perfect for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (3821) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
2011 bottle. Aroma nuts, dried fruits, alcohol. Almost clear reddish-brown colour. No head. Taste is rich malty, lots of caramel, biscuity, alcohol poking out, but acceptably so. Very good one, depends on individual taste how much good. For me it has space for improvement, nevertheless very good.

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