Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Rock Cafe in Calcata. € 5. The bartender thought I’d gulp this from the bottle, hmm. Pours (into a wine glass I finally got) a clear paleish amber with no head. Real nice burnt caramel and malts on the nose. Tastes very malty and caramelly, not too alcoholic, but the booze is still felt in the throat; it gives off a rather pleasant, and later considerable, warmth. Medium plus carbonation, sticky palate. Body could’ve been a bit tighter and stronger I think. Not too great of a sipper but alright to slowly down while listening to a cool band playing live.
KamilBprz (31) - Pszczyna, POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.3l bottle poured to glass. Looks fine: a little cloudy, amber pint with a little but very durable head. Aroma is very malty, caramel sweet and dough, unfortunatly also alkohol. The taste is very sweet and filling. The palete is ok, full body, oily texture, average carbonation and a long sweet alkohol finish. Overall this isnt what i was expecting from this beer, 23 on plato scale gave me high hope, but although it was only 0.3 bottle the alkohol was so strong and unpleasant that it was hard to finish that beer. If u like very sweet beers, like sugar/caramel sweet with a strong alkohol taste, I could recommend this one.
cervmagpt (485) - PORTUGAL - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 9A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L409809. AROMA: strong malty-sweet aroma with a moderate peppery alcoholic background. very faint caramelized notes. no hop aroma. APPEARANCE: deep gold color and translucent. average ivory head with some impared retention from alcohol and lacing. TASTE: sweet malty flavour with faint caramelized notes. moderate-low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-full body with a slight velvety texture. moderate-low carbonation. slight alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a nice example of a pale doppelbock.
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma and flavour are strangely floral and peppery. Also sweet, syrupy, malty, warming. Not bad for a strong lager. Has plenty of complexity.
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The foam is very thin, but persistent. The aroma is somewhat unusual for a bocks. It is neither malted or hoppy, but rather wood and vanilla characterize the aroma. It has also been stored in the brewery cellar for 9 months, and possibly some of the time in barrels. The taste is slightly malty with a little hint of vanilla. A moderate taste of alcohol is present, but is taken quickly by some fruit which is very difficult to categorize. Malt is also moderate and have a little touch of caramel. Hoppy bitterness is gentle, but present and long-lasting.
jamaty (1541) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ámbar. Madurada en barriles de roble. Aroma a alcohol y madera. Llena la boca y en seguida pega el petardazo en lengua y paladar. Sabor a miel y malta. Poco equilibrio. Alcohol demasiado evidente y poco más
bartzluke (431) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
.33l pour from room-temp bottle into a goblet. Luminous orange and clear as day with a light, fizzy, and quickly-dissipating head. Beautiful color and clarity. Incredibly full bodied. Syrupy. Aromatic with a strong boozy and fruity nose. Some raisin and bitter herbs notes in there too. I am not a big fan of the taste, though. It ends with a bitter arugula bite. Raisin, alcohol, biscuit, yeast, and bitter fruit in the middle. An aggressive and technically-apt beer, but in the end not one I much enjoy drinking.
TheCametron (2171) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brought back from Austria. Pours Clear Amber with a short lived White head. Sweet smelling with an odd savoury component. Smells vaguely like Chinese food. Flavour is thick butterscotch with plenty of hops. It’s got a clear and present alcohol to it but I’d have to say it works better than I imagined it would. This has been a bit of a shelf turd for me since I brought it home from Vienna over a year ago. It’s not bad but I don’t really ever want another one.
mithe (1207) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Sweet, alcohol, light fruits, some apples/wine.
Appearance: Clear golden color. Minimal, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, strong alcohol spicy.
Palate: Medium body. Sticky texture. Alcohol warm finish.
Overall: Warming. Average strong.
musehead (21) - Siena, ITALY - MAY 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Birra deludente. Stuzzicante come profumi, in cui c’è una forte prevalenza di frutta matura e miele e praticamente nulla di derivazione luppolata, ma anche come colore, dato che la frizzante schiuma chiara lascia subito il posto ad una limpidezza dorata carica insolita per una doppelbock. Quel che davvero mi è dispiaciuto nel sapore è il netto distacco tra la parte aromatica e quella molto accentuata alcolica. E’ una 9.6%, ma la botta arriva tutta insieme e separata dal resto dei sapori, lasciando questa spiacevole sensazione di alcol etilico che dà la certezza di aver bevuto qualcosa di forte ma che spacca la degustazione in due. Non consigliata.