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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 1908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
midovark (232) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JAN 24, 2016
0.33 bottle from Austria. It has a strong alcoholic aroma and heavy cloying sweetness, with the taste of alcohol as well.Full bodied with a long warm finishing. Good quality, but not my cup of tea.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
govtmulefan (14) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Perfectly clear amber color when poured, relatively minimal head, incredibly sweet on the front, boozy finish on the back. Taste of raisin, apple and chocolate. ABV is sneaky at 14%

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (1487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget, web order. Clear amber, small white head, short lasing and only leaving some lacing. Deep, sweet malty nose, honey, oak and boozy. Thick, silky mouthfeel, full-bodied. Sweet and warming taste, dark sugar, honey, raisin, caramel, milk chocolate,molasses, cinnamon and cookies. Well too sweet at first but kind of grows for each sip. Very warming and strong vinous in a good way.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2016
33cl x4. Brewed in 2014, bottled 2015. One of the best beers so far for 2016. Malty as hell, bitter, sweet with loads of mixed malt in it. Pours clear dark brown, with decent head. Medium to full bodied. Pleasant smooth textured. It does go well on its own, and with sweet desert also. ABV is not noticeable during drinking, but well noticeable after. Fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (439) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Freshly baked bread, cherries and plums are all present in the aroma. Significantly sweet taste with the cherry and plums swimming through to the long finish. High alcohol content content is nicely hidden though because of the very heavy body I wouldn’t want to chug one down. First of a four-pack "Bottled in 2014." One more 330 ml bottle is in the beer fridge and two are hiding from the children in the cellar.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foerdifuxx (154) - Franconia, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2016
Dark, clear, ruby-red coloured beer with no head. Aromas of brown, rum-soaked cake, caramel, fine herbal notes, alcohol. Overall sweet-hoppy in taste with a sweet, more malty, finish with warming alcohol. Reminds me of Jägermeister. Some chocolate undertones. More than avarage carbonation, heavy body, creamy texture.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (715) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber. Brown sugar, raisins, ripe plums and honey. Complex. Boozy warmth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1392) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Nose is malty yet surprisingly muted... some brown sugar essence and golden raisins come to mind... still pretty boozy, but lesser than I remember the fresh bottles I’ve had. Apple cider... with some plummy sweetness.. hints of cherries combine with a rich maltiness.. there is lite yet present booze burn.. hints of cigar wrapper... lite caramel.... pleasant ... drinkable and but more "sippable" ... a brew to be enjoyed over a couple hours while contemplating today and thinking and planning for tomorrow... The body is thick with a lite carbonation.. the finish is long and lingering... Overall... I need to start buying these more often so I can leave them in the cellar for years.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Seffle (416) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle from SB 160102. Bottled in 2015 (hence brewed dec 2014). Clear dark mahoganny body, like cognac. Well carbonated but the head disappeares at once. Beautifully complex aroma with dried fruits, raisins, prunes and sweet roasted malt but no coffee or stout feeling. Palate very sweet and rich with dried prunes, raisins, apricots, brown candi sugar and overripe apples. Sherry and madeira reminishance. Mmmmm! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ogre71 (246) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Well maybe I got a bad bottle because it tasted like bad cough syrup. wouldn’t recommend to anyone.


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