ohad (16) - - DEC 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
no head, amazing light amber color. almost non-existent carbonation. intense sweet aroma of fruit and carmel.
very sweet, with mouth-filling bitterness. complex flavours of caramel and pale malt. sticky and thick. remind me of cognac. very nice barley wine.
I really didn’t know this was a lager, its very Ale-like.
mike_77 (3918) - 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 (472) - 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 (1230) - 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 (322) - 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 (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.
mithe (1100) - 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 (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’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.
SkillsFactory (174) - 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.
Sebilinz (1048) - 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 (468) - - 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.