Grima (2000) - 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.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle outside Frank, camper at Harbury Fields campsite, Harbury, Warwickshire 03.09.11 Pours dark brown with plenty of burnt toffee, burnt sugars dominate. Big malty full on beer. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a red hue. There is a decent head which reduces to a thin layer of lace. The nose has toffee and some malt.The taste is of chocolate, then apples, then chocolate again. The palate is medium to large in structure and texture then it finishes clean but with some alcohol burn. Overall, a really interesting beer.
Beersiveknown (2116) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Neglected to make notes on this one-apologies. Dark brown beer with plenty of malt backbone and medium palate. Easy to drink considering its ABV
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A dark brown cola coloured beer with a dissipating off-white head. a typically sweet strong doppelbock with great licorice notes. Molasses and cake. Some burnt malts. Totally enjoyable really good beer.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Am I seriously the first person to rate this? It was already listed and drank like a beer that has been brewed for centuries. Bottle from Alexander Wines, Coventry. Deep brilliant ruby with a fine, lacing cappuccino head. Black bread aroma, figs, honey, sticky Chinese sauces, hints of battered sausage on vinegared newspaper..but incredibly, some hay and shrubby hop through the stickiness. Finely sieved, chocolatey taste with juicy prune, Twiglet, slightly lactic and smoked hay notes. Swirl of brine from an old tin can. Seductively German, sweet, serious stuff.