laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles. Aroma has grain, some roastiess and cereal. Also raisins. Flavour is very sweet with sticky malt, raisins, ripe fruits and artifical chocolate. Oh wow, this is the most sweet beer I have had for a while. Drinkability is rather bad.
ozzy70 (628) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, with thin brown head that is minimal. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste, same a aroma, light sweetness.
kingofthemtn (52) - - AUG 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought if the oktoberfest was good, the optimator would be better. The appearance is an inviting, clear, dark brown/black. Taste is all malt, with a strange raisin flavor. I don’t like it as much as the oktoberfest. There is a slight roasted malt aftertaste.
MarauderSky (28) - - AUG 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice drink. I can’t really think of any flaws that I noticed. Goo in all categories.
Petkus331 (388) - Redford, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light date-prune aroma with hints of coffee-ish dark malt and some bright apple-clementine esters. Nearly opaque purplish brown with a nice white head. Sweet dark fruit up front, but finishes dry and light. Fizzy, light, but a little watery. Overall, i really like this beer. Had a bucket of it for $10 at Germanfest in Ann Arbor last summer.
Shanebrews (281) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer pours brown, like a nut brown. The aroma is surprisingly light for all the flavor and alcohol packed into this. The taste is all malt with lots of roasty flavor but finishes with a definite bite. It is a very heavy beer; rather like a dark malt liquor. I can live without it.
Nsanders (973) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Mar’s Tavern. Brown with a thin white ring. Doughy, almond, molasses and mineral water. Light sweetness with a long dry finish. Body is medium with a light syrupy feel.
germanboy (1) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is what I judge all beers by. I consider it the best. A dark beer that’s not bitter and full of flavor. It tastes so good I drink it without food or anything that would affect the taste. Nice sedative on an empty stomach too.
solidfunk (7219) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, easy drinking but still rich doppelbock. Coffee and light roast. Thick creamy consistency. Black pour with some mocha head and lacing. Good balance. Bottle from total wine.
sueandron (12) - Sublimity, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 This beer brings our my German ancestry. Even though it is dark it does not taste too bitter and just malty enough. Fortunately it is available at Gustav?s Bargarten in Keizer and sometimes through the local Roth?s IGA stores.