stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Incredible dopplebock, heavy thick mouthfeel body, rum in the finish, sweet caramel maple malts, lots of fig notes, ending in big alcohol.
WVHouseofBeer (816) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the best Doppelbock I’ve had but close to it. Aromas of dark fruit, molasses and just a hint of booze. Pours a beautiful dark ruby color with a big khaki head that leaves a lot of lacing. Flavors are very complex and consist of dark fruit, caramel, nuts and finishes slightly warm. Full bodied. I had my doubts when I saw the 14% ABV but it is hidden very well.
JeyAre (214) - - AUG 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dirk a bit reddish color with not much head. The aroma is sweet, very sweet. And the taste confirms this. Too sweet for my taste, really. Just way too sweet! The palate is completely flat, typical for a barley wine. Not my kind of beer...
RussianDragon (475) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle is 2007 vintage. Pours a beautiful clear dark caramel color with crimson ruby hues when backlit. Virtually headless save a small ring of bubbles at the rim. Aroma is caramel, malt, toffee, oak and various complexities. Flavor is malt, caramel, dark fruits, particularly raisin and plum, and a slight warming alcohol finish. You can taste the age on this bottle - 7 years in the making has brought this beer to a very smooth creamy mouthfeel, although the carbonation is still rather prominent. Medium bodied yet silky and smooth. Delicious.
dtp87 (3) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sipping this one right now. Very surprised by taste, overwhelmingly molasses is all I can say. ABV is perfectly hidden. Great beer
aumax1 (240) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 330ml de brune.arome de caramel de vanille et de tire et de Porto. Au goût note de Porto de très puissant mais pas en alcool. Bon digestif avec notes puissantes d’anis
Pyrmir (3354) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle from the in-laws. Clear brown with off white head. Aroma is very sweet and malty, vinous, a bit of Christmas spice with well hidden abv. Taste is sweet as hell, vinous, some metal/minerals, malty, dark fruit, sugar and mild wood. Very nice
Bule (756) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle at Woodruff's. Pours a reddy brown color with no head. Intense syrupy sweetness and great malt flavor.
911lin (22) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soooo sweet... and strong! It has to be an after dinner drink, with cheese and chocolate.
Pdubyah (386) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is pretty intense drinking. Lots of immediate sweet things, full thick mouthfeel and you get a sense that it’s alcohol heavy. Colour is lovely needs more carbonation. Might take a while to get to the bottom of this as it’s full on.