Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (thanks Jonas!), Munich (BB Apr 07).
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted bread, nuts), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of plum and overripe banana.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Despite being many months past the BB date, this was still in remarkably good condition and didn’t show much if any evidence of its age. Not a strong contender, but a solid enough example.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Deep chestnut body with a beige head; Soft warm nose, malty complex but not really existing, lacks cogency; Small but sharp carbonation and malty full in body doesnt fit to well in a body that is a bit lose; Long malty sugary sweet finish, somehow a bit to simple vulgar texture on a watery body, not to balanced and not well composed, but drinkable.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l vom Fass shared with Rune at Antonius-Schwaige, Ingolstadt 23 Jun 07. Dark brown colored. A creamy, tanned head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma. Strong flavor of roasted malt with hints of plums. Sweet aftertaste.
jeverszeuge (543) - GERMANY - AUG 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
intensive smell of roasted malts and coffee. starts sweet with caramel, gets stronger and darker in taste with aromes of liquorice and dark chocolade. long finish. much too drinkable for 7 %
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml vom Fass, shared with Finn. Clear and deep mahogany body under a low-level, tan head. Sweet, but vague smell of caramel chocolate. Taste is also of sweet chocolate offset by faint fruitiness and a marked alcohol touch towards the end (Biergarten at Antonius-Schwaige, Ingolstadt 23.06.2007).
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks jeverszeuge! Clear mahogany colour, rich but brief head. Aroma of bready malt, lingonberries and slivovic. Sweet and nicely bready with soft, deep malt character. Gentle and well balanced with notes of blueberries and spun sugar. Mild and warming.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear and very pretty mahogany colourtoppd by a small off-white head that clearly persists. Alcohol tinted nose offers expressive earth laden huge munich maltiness. Toasted, sugary notes completely overwhelm the neglectable bitterness in mouth. Emerging flavours of candied pear, red licorice and caramelized apples all make it an offering a bit too sweet for my liking, but its medium body that feels very lager-like and quite drinkable helps to settle that in place. A sweet one, but well structured and easy to like. Pretty good doppelbock.
pivnizub (8376) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (thanx to joss) Clear, amber coloured,mid-sized off-white head;sweet malt, dark malt and dark fruit in the nose with a touch of molasses; solid sweet flavour, with a very faint bitterness, medium bodied, soft MF; quite sweet-fruity finish. A solid Doppelbock, could be a bit better balanced..........
jonas (5272) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Roasted and fruity aroma.
Nice chestnut, lacing cappucino head.
Medium body, Sweet start, ok toasted, light fruityness and nut, sufficient bitterness to keep it fresh.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Short lived tan head over clear, dark-brown beer. Nutty nose, a bit oxydized already, green dark leaves. Sweet, nutty and indeed again a bit oxydized though not bad (before BBd!). A little taste of hazelnutoil, even slightly rancid. Bit burning, then medium bodied with little or no carbonation. Long oily MF. Just an average Doppelbock. Beautiful colour, but it’s brandy rather than Noyac. Thanks, Joss!