Kristall-König (2102) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Voluminös getreidig süßlicher und appetitlicher Geruch. Süßmalziger Start. Mitte liquide, malzsüß, rosinig, Marzipan. Abgang dunkelmalzig, bittersüß-prickelnd. Guter Doppelbock.
Embrouille (2803) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled 50cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. It pours very dark beer with a medium sized beige head. A lot of DMS throughout. Sweet. Apple and marmite are very present. Some icelandic moss sneaking in. Low bitterness. I didn’t enjoy this beer at all. Overrated.
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - DEC 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear dark copper-ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of dark fruit, burning embers, hazelnuts, roasted malts, milk chocolate and a little too much yeast. flavour is mostly the same, roasted malts, dark fruit and yeast, quite sweet, with a medium herbal-hoppy finish. medium to strong-bodied with average carbonation.
TBone (11888) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 10/2012)
Dark brown color, small beige head. Toasted, woody aroma. Medium-bodied. Dark malty, chocolaty, toasted malts. Light grassy bitterness and some alcohol. Smooth and balanced.
EithCubes (4623) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by 12.10.12. Nose is sweet caramel and roast, rich malt, more on the molasses than plum/grape side. Dark chestnut pour with ruby highlights and a sudsy light brown head (sort of ugly, truth be told). Taste is sickly sweet and sticky, lots of berry and fruit, raisins and brown sugar. Just super sweet, though. Good malt depth, medium body, just can’t really seem to enjoy it! Maybe for cooking?
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramel brown with a tan head. Sweet malty nose. Dried fruit derived sweetness. A nice dopplebock
Rasmus40 (9834) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark copper with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 121111
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Amundsen, Oslo.
Lovely glowing ruby, beige head. Slow flowing, lazy bubbles. Not skimpy on the malt. Aroam of malt and raisins. Sweet, burned sugar, bitter background. A hint of yeast.
Rich flavor, would be perfect with pork ribs or a ripe cheese.
Grima (2035) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark ruby red with a creamy, fine brown head. Smells like dark malts, very roasty and coffee-like, slightly aroma of licorice comes through. Starts very roasted malty, slightly sweet, intense coffee flavor. The middle part has some earthy-smoky flavors. Roasted coffee in the finish, subtly smoky / peaty, again, dominated by licorice flavor! Absolutely magnificent Doppelbock!!!
lagerlovr (2) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastically rich and interesting beer. Very stong malty almost Marmite flavours. Balanced sweet and bitter taste.
Cannot taste the relatively high alcohol. Really worth trying to find a bottle.