Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour with coarsish carbonation and a white head that left some lace on the side of the glass. The aroma is an interesting one with classic golden Germanic malts to the fore, some toffee and a bit of a signature ’there’s a fair amount of alcohol here John, I hope you haven’t got much planned for this afternoon’. I say that, but it could be easily overlooked. There’s also some dried orchard fruit aroma as well. Initially bubbly and then the full bodied juicy whack that also brings out caramel and toffee. It is unctuous without being over-sweet. The finish is one that gives a nod to highish alcohols and fruity esters that dries and leaves you with orange oil and mace.
TheCametron (2112) - 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.
jamaty (1246) - 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
SkillsFactory (179) - ITALY - MAY 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oro carico, limpida, poca schiuma non molto persistente, ben carbonata, corpo pieno.
Aroma di uva passa e pesca disidratata.
Stessa cosa al palato con la componente maltata che spicca su tutto il resto, nota erbacea sul finale, molto molto dolce e noiosa.
musehead (20) - 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’č 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 č dispiaciuto nel sapore č 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 dŕ la certezza di aver bevuto qualcosa di forte ma che spacca la degustazione in due. Non consigliata.
Sebilinz (1064) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 10 month after BB. Amber body with white head. Aroma is caramel and malts with some honey. Taste is sweet malts with honey and dried fruits. Aftertaste is bitter and sweet with hints of metal. O.K.
klm1 (474) - - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark redish oily brown colour with no head. Aroma is liqueric with oak notes. Flavor is very malty with evident alcohol notes.
TorbenJensen (515) - 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.
mike_77 (3941) - 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.
bartzluke (331) - 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.
mithe (1105) - 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.