Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1227) - BELARUS - APR 6, 2016
Clear copper colour, minimal head that disappears instantly. Nose of fruit syrup, prune, port wine. Full body. Syrupy texture. Vinous taste, port, dark fruit, syrup. Some bitterness for balance. Very good.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1130) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 2, 2016
the aroma of caramel, red wine, dark fruits, milk chocolate, toffee and some spices... the taste is fruity and caramel with notes of port, dark fruits, candy, toffee and, a little bit, alcohole... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juggernaut84 (217) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
Robinrot und schwer liegt es im Glas. Die kleine Schaumkrone ist so schnell vergangen wie sie gekommen ist. Trotzdem ist es sehr feinperlig. Im Aroma mischen sich rote Trauben, Erdbeeren mit Trockenfrüchten, Datteln und Feigen. Darunter kommt eine leichte Nussigkeit Honig- und Karamellnoten. Sehr Komplex. Komplex ist es auch im Geschmack. Supersüß im Antrunk wird es zunehmend schwerer im Mund. Der Alkohol schlägt sich satt nieder, fällt dabei aber nicht unangenehm ins Gewicht, sonder bindet sich gut ein. Das Mundgefühl ist cremig feinperlig und ölig. Im Abgang kommt eine tolle Reife dazu, die mit leicht holzigen und reifen, nussigen Früchten trocken runter geht. Ein absolutes Highlight...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2347) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2016
Numerosas botellas. La última Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken 26..03..2016. Color bastante oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores intensos bastante licorosos, tipo vinos. Cuerpo intenso con 14 vol algo denso seco y con bastante sensación alcoholica. Bastante buena. Para repetir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (1489) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 22, 2016
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Sweet, alcohol, spicy, malty, dried fruits.
Appearance: Clear amber color. Medium, off-white head.
Taste: Very sweet, alcohol, spicy, fruity.
Palate: Full body. Sticky texture. Very warm finish.
Overall: Strong, alcohol, warm, intense.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
wombat23 (607) - Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. 2014 edition. Pours amber with a listless small off-white that quickly fades away. Aroma is ultra-sweet with caramel malt, licorice, dark candied fruits, and alcohol. Taste is similar - extremely cloying, malty, molasses, candied fruits, sugar and alcohol. Very sweet, malty, syrupy and alcohol-laden finish with little bitterness. Tough to finish even half a bottle. Not my cup of tea. Would have probably paired well with the drain of my sink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
darbeer75 (432) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma: malty and sweet with some wine undertones; Appearance: dark red with thin head that disappears quickly; Taste: Wow. That’s sweet. Some maltiness but overwhelming, cloying sweetness is dominant flavor. Palate: medium-heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall:more similar to cough syrup than beer. Drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear copper with a thin foamy beige head. Flavors are meat, barley sugar, molasses, alcohol, prunes and raisins. Full body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markoijelena (2140) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle 0.33l from Ogi.12.01.2016.Pour it clear dark brown color with small white head.Aroma sweet sticky toffee.Taste too sweet, alcohol really present even too much, roasted malt on the back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (454) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Sweet taste loaded with caramel and grapes. 2013 edition.

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