ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy nougat brown body with a large pillow of creamy off-white head. Aroma is nougat, raisins, rum, brown sugar and hints of white bubble gum and wine gum-like esters. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, raisins, brown sugar and hints of rum, white sugary esters and Norwegian brown cheese. Full, oily palate, medium carbonation. Way too sweet even for me, and the FG of around 1060 (I had to measure it!) combined with a scarcity of hops makes this just a tad bit sticky and cloying.
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yuck. Looks nice, smells nice, but tastes pretty crap. They say on the bottle, "never drink it alone!". Well they're right, chances are you'll need someone to get a bucket. It's competition for strong beer contests, but not good beer contests. Very heavy malt flavours and a graininess I can't handle.
Camons (5662) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours amber with a creamy tan head, lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, berries, light sourness. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, wood, berries, some alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation. Alcohol well hidden for the ABV. 110614
chrisv10 (10829) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12.6%. Unclear dark brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, little nut and wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, little nut, sweet, little chocolate, berries, wood, warming, trick and sticky.
Rasmus40 (10672) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, light wood and light alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 110614
saxo (13833) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, raisin, syrop, malt, caramel, wood and notes of hops. Sweet and warming. Oily palate.
Holmen2 (702) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Unclear ruby, little head. Sour aroma, redcurrants and sweat socks. Similar taste. Not good. It must be off. It certainly does not taste like a doppelbock.
Holmen1 (2315) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Kveldens siste denne utmerkede rbhd/rogaland-samlingen i maritimt miljř: sřtlig aroma med syre. Dette er en fin ganerenser og avslutter, men panelet er i tvil. Har noe gĺtt galt? Upasteurisert řl stiler store krav til hele linjen. Slik denne fremstĺr er den ikke en dobbelbock er den ikke, til det er den alt for syrlig.
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small bottle kindly shared by Gunnar. Gusher. Light Brown head on a clear ruby orange body. Malts, scented eraser, dried fruits and light berries on the nose. Sour, fruity. Grows in the mouth. Medium to full body. Oxidiced.
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared swingtopp bottle at local tasting. Ruby flavour, decent beige head. Pleasant and interesting aroma, notes of plums, prunes, ginger and allspice. The flavour is sour (unintended?), sweet and fruity, spices in the background.