nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was given the advice to save this beer for 5 yeras or so...but being the impatient person that I am, I decided this 2001 bottle was good to go. Poured nice and virtually head free, which wasn't unexpected from what I read on the label. Very very big beer, lots of malts of course, but you could taste the complexities beginning to come out. It mellowed some as I let it breathe...but I'd really like to see this beer in 3 or 4 more years. Mmmm.
minutemat (1765) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @ the 9th Shrewsbury Bottle Share Oct 14, brought by myself, thanks to Geiserich. The penultimate beer of the night and a great way to end! Pours clear with a reddish hue. Taste is strong caramel malts and dark fruits galore with a smooth character and nice bitterness on the finish. A rich and compelling taste. Need another bottle of this!
simardsam (141) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brune/cuivrée, presque rouge, avec une mousse très éphémère et presque absente. Nez fruité de framboises, d’alcool et sucré. Goût très sucré et alcoolisé, de sucre d’orge et de cerises au marasquin... Un rappel des gâteaux aux fruits dans le temps des Fêtes! C’est rond en bouche et l’alcool qui réchauffe rappel le Porto ou les vins fortifiés.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a little alcoholic and sweet for my taste in style, but a cool every once and a while beer anyway. sweet and bready, abv shows, little hopping.
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
Distinct beer, I would say. Perhaps too sweet to my taste. Good quality anyway.
A: Pours a clear amber to brown (caramel) color with a small beige head which dissipates quickly leaving few lacings
S: Perfume of nuts and fruits (cherries, plums and raisins) spreads around when it’s poured. Caramel malts and oak. Alcohol is quite relevant
T: Taste follows the nose. Caramel malts, nuts and dark fruits are really relevant (mainly cherries, plums and raisins). Very sweet and toffee upfront (negative point). Wood. Stingy bitterness in the end
M: Heavy, creamy and molasses. Low carbonation. Liquor sensation
D: Medium. Quite sweet and strong beer. To be appreciated with moderation
[ BA Review @ 11/7/2010 ]
MonsterMagnet (260) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, sample served with chocolate cake. Didn’t take proper tasting notes. This beer doesn’t feel like a beer, it’s like a dessert wine, but less overwhelming.
MaroonOrange (133) - - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear burgundy. Hay, grain, and dried fruit aromas. Taste matches the aroma. Thick and very sweet, with the strength masked.
Eckan (8) - Høvik, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hints off peach and raisins, very little carbonating. Taste well suited for rich and quite strong tasting food. Would benefit from storage.
Niller (709) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hammelhus, Hammel. (2011 Vintage). Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Sweet malty taste, caramel, sweet fruits, syrup, alcohol. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Oily texture. Very sweet warming finish.
Fashawn (119) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Birra estrema, nel senso vero del termine. Dagli aromi forti di frutta, coriandolo, castagne e ciliege, oltre che di tanto malto quasi fosse pane al burro. Senza alcun segno di schiuma, intensa ed estrema è dolcissima e deliziosa sulla.lingua. assenza quasi di carbonatazione, è buona anche in bocca anche se le castagne dominano e il finale non la rende meno stucchevole. Birra da dosare ma che, onestamente, piace.
YantarCoast (133) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 26, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
If this is what one of the greatest doppelbocks tastes like then I am disappointed. It tastes like fizzy cognac with added sugar.