TorbenJensen (515) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Despite the high alcohol content, then this almost black doppelbock still have a little creamy foam layer on top. It has a very delicate aroma of dried fruit and smoked malt. Vinous strong mouth feel, and especially the alcohol in the first place provides a heat. After that you can taste good notes of caramel and dried fruits. Especially figs and prunes can be recognized in the flavor. The finish is slightly acidic and semi-dry, and gives associations towards the use of Brett (wild yeast Brettanomyces). But it is clearly on the label that it is brewed under the kaw of purity (reinheitsgebot) so Brett is quite likely excluded. At the label it can also be read that it should be served ice cold. I think it is a sin for a doppelbock so atypical as this, but I would concur that it can easily be enjoyed anything colder than you usually would choose the type, for just its distinctive and fullness you get in abundance, even in colder state.
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 11, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bootle. Color hazy orange golden with no head. Aroma acid, alcohol. Taste acid, citric. Probably infected.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.5l ceramic swingtop bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours a really deep, quite cloudy dark bronze colored body with only a small quickly sidesticking off-white top. Smells a tad weird. Wet newspapers, lots of bitter nuts, some burned sugar and traces of booze. Not the best aroma I’ve nosed. By far. It doesn’t taste all that nice either to be honest. Lots of sourness. Not sour but more acidic. It’s quite thin and a bit flat in the mouth. Traces of old chocolate and burned sugars. The sourness can remind of something lightly smoked. It’s not something I feel any urge to drink again. 19.03.2014
tandembrauer (593) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy, dark brown, no head. Aroma of raisins, smoke, alcohol. Some fruity sourness. Smooth mouth feel, alcoholic warmth.
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, brown sugar, dark fruits), some alcohol. Flavor heavy sweet, lot’s of alcohol. Full body, flat carbonated, not in balance at all, but strong.
Camons (7633) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ DØE Sommerfest. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head, heavy lacings. Aroma of dark malt, brown sugar, meaty, fat, ripe dark fruit, alcohol. Flavor is malty, sugary, sweet dark fruit, meat, fat, wood, alcohol. Full body, flat carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 200814
Lisowczyk (67) - POLAND - AUG 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Zakupione pod wpływem świetnej "20" okazało się wielkim rozczarowaniem. Piany brak, barwa mocnej herbaty z mlekiem. W aromacie jest całkiem dobrze: karmel, mleczna czekolada, nieco ciemnych owoców. Niestety w smaku jest płasko, a piwo jest wodniste (!) i kwaskowate. Trochę karmelu, ciemnych owoców , mlecznej czekolady, ale wszystko płaskie, bez wyrazu i kwaskowate. Odradzam 13, polecam 20.
Beergaard (202) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark/light brown color, weak shortlived brownish head. The aroma is the best part of this beer - caramel, alcohol and yeast but also some quite distinct notes of fresh strawberry and apricot. Lots of caramel and alcohol in the taste. Not too shabby.
Beerhunter111 (10502) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig, stark malzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr malzig und fruchtig, , stark alkoholisch, brennender Abgang.
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle many thx to Kevinc2008 cons 2014-04-16 Göteborg
AR: caramel, bread pudding, soft roasted wee smoked malt when poured syrup
AP: dark ruby black, oily consistence, no head
F: oily, heavy sugary, caramel toffee, heavy warming feeling, pruns, plums, liqurice (salt), rasins, tar, wee leather, loads of different layers of flavours, pitty it’s in the style Double bock brewer clamis icebock :(