Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a nice deep copper color, with a moderate off-white head. The nose shows deep malt notes; caramel, toasted grain, and just a slight tinge of alcohol come through. The absolute best of what the style can be. The palate is unyieldingly malty, showing a level of depth that, perhaps, eclipses even such stylistic pantheons as Ayinger Celebrator. Bread, caramel, biscuits, toffee, and a depth-adding alcohol. Carbonation and mouthfeel are dead on. The finish leaves a lingering note of rich malt. Overall, easily one of the best doppelbocks I’ve been fortunate enough to try. Ethereal.
bubbleflubber (1933) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep cherry-wood into the glass, with amber-fringed hues. A reductive wispy head ensues, with trace lacing left over. The nose is of caramel and fruit/nut bread. Deep caramel and toffee, plums, sweet dark-pitted fruits, dates, and some light chalky pepper to finish. The ABV is noted, but well-integrated and never takes over. Substantial, yet smooth to the palate, this brew really opens up as it warms, where notes of oak and whiskey add to the complexity. A nice sipper for an aperitif or nightcap, definitely! Very nicely put together and enjoyable, reminiscent of a good cognac. Will have again!
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber - nose is toffee/caramel (sweet). Sip adds booze, grass, roast, and more grass. Nose as sweet as the style suggest nor the nose. A little flat, but the roasted malt presence was a nice surprise.
monk191 (1238) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An ok doppelbock, a bit one-note. Pours a muddy red with a tan head. Smells of maple syrup, honey, and strawberries. Taste is very sweet, with honey, strawberries and pepper. Malty aftertaste. Had in the bottle.
Gorm (1672) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rødbrun farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt, karamell, honning, frukt og nøtter. Smak av malt, karamell, honning, frukt og nøtter. Lokal øl-smaking på Bryne; 3xUntappd, 2xRateBeer & 1xNeutral.
nilsas (2119) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lukt: Rosin og karamell.
Utseende: Mørk gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum.
Smak: Rosin, vørter, karamell og krydder.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Sytembolaget, Nydt@Tasting hos Bryne med Gorm og Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@9,8%, Når@01.05.2015
arnold931 (767) - Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with very little head. Nose and taste is caramel toffee and a little chocolate. A little bitterness in the aftertaste. Good.
AndySnow (4546) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, dried fruit.
Body: Medium to full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, bread, raising, dried fruit, some alcohol.
circinus (242) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 65 cl from Systembolaget. Clear light mahogany with a white head. Caramel, red berries, red apples, some fruity sweetness, slight red wine/tartness. Lots of fudge, nice bitterness, some sweetness. Medium/full body, generous carbonation, bitter finish with fruity notes. Very interesting and nice flavours and aromas, but a bit too heavy body for me personally.
RickFifty (630) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany brown color, beige head. Caramel nose, fruity, light roasted malt, alcohol note. Sweet taste, prunes, caramel, malty, bread, hint of wood. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
ramboraffe (992) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from systembolaget. Dark copper with white head. Smell is sweet honey and syrup. Taste is sweet honey, syrup and dried fruit balanced with gentle hay and earthy bitterness and a warming alcohol finishing. Semi sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.