Christian (12569) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 Dark amber beer with little head. Aromas of apples, wine, nuts and roses. Intense and sweet flavour. Burned malt and port-like sweetness with a bitter finish.
4 years old: Lots of sherry, chocolate and wood in the aroma. Extra soft mouthfeel and the finish is less bitter.
8 year old 2002 bottle: Holds up extremely well. There are nuts and vineous dried fruit, but no bad oxidized notes. Pretty amazing
GonZoBeeR (3048) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Do you think its realy a douppelbock???
Flavor:Candy,sugar,caramel,alcohol..Very good beer....
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ouch i killed many brain cells with this one, poured a bronze scotch like color, with a tiny white head, the aroma was a full sweet alcohol sent, maybe some fruit present, wow if i drank this out of a shot glass i would have almost never known it was beer, taste is of sweetness and alcohol and fruit, good strong body, forgive me if i have misspelled anything, i blame it on this beer, very sippable.
kepano (253) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloyingly sweet with severe alcohol burn. Did not enjoy this one very much.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003. Nice brandy clear pour, topped with a little whitish head. Aroma is rich and clear with sweet mellowed apple, rum, and raisins. Flavor is likewise. Strong caramel and rich cream continue through the run. More rum and raisins, and unfortunately a little of that sherry flavor that means the beer might have had some improper storage. Alcohol is omnipresent and stinging. Overall the beer is pretty one dimensional, I guess I would have expected something more nuanced. Finish is sugary, with a cloying aftertaste. Nice, but simple.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2004 Vintage. Bronze amber beer with no head. Spicey/malty aroma with some alcohol notes. Creamy malts with alcohol. Sherry and some fruitiness (berry, fig/date). Caramel and melon as it warms. A lot going on.
orimo (19) - tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
this is too strong for me.
i could not imagine what kind of dishes are better for this beer.
first gulp was still nice. but next gulps were heavy....
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, opulent copper with some bubbling excitement in the glass. Aroma is apples and caramel. Flavor proceeds to be heavy and sweet. Thick, caramel, pecans, apples and light figs. Reminds me of their other doppelbock, but this one’s a little less cloying.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2009 Bottled in 2004, drinking this one fresh to see if it is worth cellaring. 11.2oz bottle. Served at 51.9° in my NB worthy glass. The color is dark coppery red with some dark orange highlights and smallish head that dissapears completely, except for a few bubbles, very quickly. The beer lingers on the glass, creating a wide alcohol film. The aroma is brown sugar, lots of malt, alcohol, and an undeterminable fruit ( a lighter one.) The taste is very sweet and mildy spicy to start, with notes of maple syrup and caramelized turbino sugar with a fiery hot and peppery mid-taste and an ending of lingering alcohol heat (moderate), toasty malty sweetness, and spicy/pepper. Nice body, but the 14% alcohol that keeps it from getting cloying, at least now, is a little out of whack, just too much, really more like an eisbock, a rough one at that. 7/3/6/3/15 3.4
2003 bottle 5+ years old. I have been cellaring this one for a while, lets hope it paid off. Dark amber color with a wispy head. Nice malt, toffee and caramel nose. Very aged barleywine-like. Huge bodied with a pronounced, but not overbearing, alcohol finish. Nice flavor, lots of melanodin rich malt, dulce de leche, and warming alcohol. There seems to be a little oxidation. The score will raise quite a bit. Score reflects this bottle.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Porterhouse, Dublin. This is some crazy shit. Enormous nose of fruits and alcohol. One sip warms you immediately, with flavors of hot fruits, spice, syrup, and molasses. Nice sipping beer, but I’m glad I shared the bottle with someone. A few ounces make a nice dessert alone, but a whole bottle would need some food to go with it. Very interesting, but a little too close to Kool-Aid for my tastes.