billtheman (82) - milford, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just tried my very forst Optimator. Once again I wish that American breweries could produce high volume beer with this good a taste. Micro breweries like Dogfish Head, 16 Mile, and Three Floyds can produce beers that even outshine these forgien beers, but mass produced? Budwieser is the bootm of the barrle, projectile vomit. Millers, Schlitz, Pabst? some what better. I love to buy American goods everytime I can find them, but when it comes to beer? Unluss it’s a good reputation micro brew, sorry, but the American mass produced, just don’t cut it.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (PiwPaw Beer Heaven, Warsaw)
Sweet fruity aroma, dark fruits. Rich maltiness too. Tastes extremely malty, but the palate is quite light. Goes down remarkably easily. Malts almost kvassy. A malt overload - nicey-nice!
AlbanianMonk (7) - - AUG 21, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nothing spectacular but a good decent beer. ABV is 7.6% which is good. Although I prefer an 8.0% or higher. Nevertheless, has a good taste to it.
TimBeemanII (1) - - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sits great on the tongue. Nice dark color with a roasted flavor. It’s fairly high in alcohol so that never hurts, right?
jtclockwork (14942) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - no label taken. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this before - Pours dark brown - nose/taste of caramel, some dark fruit and toffee -med body
Aggiebob (764) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mahogany in color with a thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruit and roasted malt. Sweet caramel flavor was also present.
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (PiwPaw Beer Heaven, Warszaw). Clear dark copper color with nice red hue. Malty, sweet, fruity and lightly jammy in aroma. Fruity, prunes, metallic, earthy, yeasty in taste. Sweet and some caramel in aftertaste. Watery sweet mouthfeel. Average brew.
urbanocanoas (7) - - MAY 15, 2016 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Excelente dopplebock de origem alemã! Bem caramelada com notas de tabaco e chocolate.
melush (2816) - SPAIN - MAY 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Supermarket Seiyo Ishii, Nagoya, Japon.
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, caramel, coffee, nuts / Malta tostada, caramelo, cafe, frutos secos.
CrazEase (7) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer.. Id say medium body, easy to drink. Flavorful and bold but well balanced. Some bitters and good sweet roast but not very. Beer was easy to go down, will drink again.
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to say that I’m a little disappointed in this one, probably because all the other dopplebocks I’ve had this winter have been very good. This one is just OK. Bottle into Chimay chalice, some foam, quickly gone. It’s a pretty deep ruby-brown, but transparent. Aroma of dark malt and bread. It’s a bit thin on the tongue, flavor is malty and sweet with some hop bitterness and a prickly carbonation... slightly medicinal. Not one I will go back to.