tarmok (550) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber liquid. Aroma: rotten apple, alcohol, caramel, malts Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, chocolate. Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long bitter sweet finish,
Achel (239) - GREECE - JUN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Dark copper color. Aroma is alcohol and raisins, toffee and a little woody quality. Flavor is spices, warm alcohol, dried fruits and malts.
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 14% abv.
Appearance: This one has a deep mahogany color with a light haze and a little yeast sediment. It raises a small quick fading fading light tan head. At 14% I don’t expect it to have much head or lacing.
Smell: It has a full nose of sweet candy like fruity notes. Apples, plums, figs and red pears covered in sugar and soaked in spiced rum jump out at me.
Taste / Palate: This one leads with big sweet maltiness packed with notes of candied fruit and boozy cake. The finish is warm and boozy in a good way. Hops are set way off in the background but still add a little spice to the overall character. The palate feels big full and a little syrup like with light carbonation.
oliodnb (547) - ITALY - JUN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with almost no head. Strong sweet Aroma with caramel, molasses, raisins, cherry, booze. Taste is similar with strong sweet flavors and some fruitiness again. Medium to full body, sticky mouthfeel, low carbonation. Extreme doppelbock, a bit too much on the sweet side without some roastiness to balance it.
Ferris (8442) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2001 - Lots of cocoa and dark raisin with molasses. Deep maroon with a decent white head. Lots of sweet date, prune with a long finish. Some odd dirty notes.
Kavu (3128) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is sweet malts with alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, honey, alcohol and some hops. Awesome.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Ölprovning hos Fredrik i Ängelholm 7 Maj 2015] Lagrad väldigt länge, gått ut indefinit. Bättre än den färska. Hel del sötma, viss bekosta, mörk frukt, russin
cervmagpt (454) - PORTUGAL - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 9A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L415515. AROMA: very nice sweet malty aroma with notes of toasty and bread crust. slight caramel notes and no hop aroma. spicy and soft alcohol aroma. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color with orange highlights and translucent. tanned thin head with low retention due to high alcohol content. TASTE: clean lager flavour with very sweet and rich notes of malt and dark dried fruits (raisins). some bread crust notes. low bitterness with a sweet finish. PALATE: full body with a velvety texture. moderate-low carbonation. Alcohol warmth present. OVERALL: a doppelbock a bit more on the sweet (and strong) side.
martjoobolut (1779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (shared by suurjuust, thanks!). Pours copper with beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavor follows the nose. Finish is sweet and dry bitter with some alcohol. Alcohol is rather well covered considering ABV. Overall: ok.
NikkTwist (2083) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 Bottle at Bierstube. Poured a deep clear ruby brown. No head. Feels like a Brandy. Rich malty dark red fruit. Dark chocolate cherry cordials. Plums and prunes. Toffee caramels. Refined burnt sugar cane. Merlot. Feels big but not harsh and boozy - though the alcohol will hit you afterwards. Maybe a bit too syrupy and precious, but something worth savoring.