JaKeAFC (659) - ITALY - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color, short white head with no lacing. Nothing in particular on the nose.
Aroma is, wow, very liquory. thick malts with syrup, honey and brandy/rum. Doughy yeast, slight fruity esters. Thin hops profile, seems noble hops indeed but undercover. Alcohol is burning, very warming.
Taste is sweetish then ends up in a quite strong bitterness, a bit metallic but mostly alcohol-related. Finish is sadly short, spicy, with fuel notes. Body is full, ultra thick texture, heavy, creamy texture, sticky, low carbonation.
Perfect for winter. The cognac of beers? Hum, really don’t know as rarely i end up to such powerful lagers at the edge of barley malt neither i know something about cognacs, but i’d say it fits well.
bastarda (152) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
courtesy of bartlebier, thank you! also shared with Bierle and Hugi. Aromas of malt, melasse and a hint of acacia honey, more honey notes in the taste, also some crème brulée.
Hugi (437) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted with bastarda and bartlebier. Thanks to the latter for providing this beer.
Light-orange, clear with a small head. Aroma of Brezel, apple, quince and honey. Sweet and malty, honey-flavour, baked apple and a low bitterness. Full body, velvety, long-lasting taste.
eduardovl (1021) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle served in a chalice.
My first Austrian beer review.
A: Nice bottle art. Pours a clear golden color forming a medium, bubbled and creamy white head. Good retention with some lingering lacings left
S: Sweet and malty in the nose. Strong notes of sweet grains. Dark fruits. Bready yeasts and flowery hops. A bit booze in the end
T: Quite sweet and malty upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts. Some notes of caramel and dark fruits. A bit metallic in the end. You can feel some alcohol nevertheless it’s well hidden. In overall, a quite balanced bittersweet taste
M: Full and bit molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Malty bittersweetness in the aftertaste
O: Good drinkability despite the high ABV. I was expecting much less from this beer, good surprise
[ BA Review @ 2/5/2010 ]
Stefanos (110) - POLAND - OCT 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale, clear, nearly no head at all. Aroma is clear with some nutty notes and metalic too, although test for iron came negative ;) It’s sweet. Really sweet. Heavy, oily and bit alcoholic. Not my cup of tea. Or rather - not my glass of beer.
DonPiano (37) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very sweet and fruity doppelbock, clear golden color with a small white head. Strong and warm alcohol aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (6576) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love doppelbocks but this is not a traditional example. Sweet and sticky, without the doughy, bready richness I know and love. More fruit, candy sweetness. Not bad, but a little high in price, and there are just too many better brews out there."
digopossobon (327) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Líquido amarelo dourado, translúcido, um pouco turvo. Não chega a ser avermelhado como propõe o estilo.
Belo creme, bem formado, denso, bege. Formou belos anéis de cerveja.
Aroma forte, moscado, um pouco alcoólico. Caramelado. Doce. Muito bom.
Doce e alcoólica. Intensa. Carbonatada. Tem um sabor que lembra mel forte.
Surpresa! Um pouco cítrica!
Final amargo, como molho de carne assada. Em resumo, bastante saborosa.
einherjar (96) - CROATIA - SEP 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour with small head. Malty aroma with metallic hint. Very sweet with little bitterness and some alcohol warm at the end.
generallee08 (733) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 9.6%.
Appearance: It has a deep amber color with a slight haze and some big bits of sediment floating around inside. From the pour I got very thin and very quick fading head. This leaves the beer completely uncovered and there is absolutely no lacing.
Smell: The aroma is big, full and sweet. There are loads of sweet candy like notes of apples, pears, figs and plums inside of a fruitcake like maltiness.
Taste / Palate: All the sweet notes from the aroma come though in the flavor plus a note of cherry almond ring coffee cake and the mellow glow of a warming 9.6% abv. The feel is slick and smooth as there is very little carbonation. It’s like drinking liquid candy.