Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, during 3Floyds Night 2011. Very dark brown, almost black color, small brown head. Sweet, roasted malty taste, lots of caramel and a nutty touch. Roasted malt flavours, caramel, rye. Medium bitterness. Could this be the first Doppelbock/Porter hybrid ? :D
Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of heavy chocolate and roasted malt. I also get a little cream character in the aroma. While it smells delicious, it doesn’t really smell like a doppelbock.
The flavor is similar. The dominant flavors are chocolate and roasted malt, but there is also a little dark fruit hidden in the background. The alcohol is present in the flavor and the aroma, but the beer is still easy to drink and quite enjoyable.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sweet sticky dark beer. Good but nothing special.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately 6 months after first bottle rating. Bottle sent to me by Sherm1016, thanks a lot Todd
The look: Near black body topped by a very small dark beige head
In long: Nose is mostly liquorice, figs a bit of rubber and also some dark hard candies. Taste is very straightforward, fruit cake with an extra of dates and figs, chalky yeast, soy sauce, caramel. Very cake-like maltiness, a bit oily, a bit sticky. This is a very sticky sweet beer, I know many doppelbocks are, but this one just didn’t have the complexity and richness to match its sweetness. I drank a full bottle but I was really happy to move to something else once the bottle was finished. Also I like to pretend this beer was made in my honor. Creepy, Creeper. Close enough.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Exiled) clear ruby with thick very dark brown head and excellent coating of the glass. Nose of graham cracker, cream, smooth chocolate. Taste of raisin, dry semi-sweet chocolate, rich, a bit fudgey, this is nice! Creamy linger, excellent.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a brown color, no head, no lace. nose is roasty coffee, chocolate with a trace of fruitiness. roasty malt in the flavor, but not much else. medium bodied, clean finish. perhaps a bit too light and sweet for me. my notes also say "insert clever remark here", but my wittiness fails me.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Deep dark brown colour with a nice beige like head. Pleasant aroma of roasted like malt and caramel with chocolate and liqourice, sweet. Good filling mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malt, caramel,sweet like, chocolate, liqourice and a pleasant bitterness.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a very dark brown with ruby edges. Light tan head and drippy lace. Dark fruit, toffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor has lots of tobacco and chocolate malts, caramel, toffee
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and cocoa. Flavor of caramel, vinous, cocoa, anise, toffee, dates, and toasted grain.
Palme (2688) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65l bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen shared with ClubGonzo and the rest of Bergen Tasting Crew. Pours a dark dark brown body with a small fading creamy chocolate head. Aroma is sweet and dark caramelly. Notes of dark fruits, light roasted malts, some thin chocolate and perhaps even some thin coffee? Medium-bodied, has a thick and oily mouthfeel and the carbonation level is average. Tastes quite nice. There’s some strong sweet notes but its never on the border of tipping in to TO sweet, dark and salty licorice, also some notes of dark malts. Can hardly notice the relatively high abv. but it’s leaving a nice warming feeling.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty caramel and dark fruit flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit finish.