drpimento (2271) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer comes in the fliptop bottle and I think the seal is broken as the beer is slightly flat. Still had a very rich fragrant malt yeast ride bread molasses aroma. Almost no head no lace, and a slightly cloudy brownish amber color. Flavor is like aRoma, carbonic tang is surprisingly strong considering how mild carbonation is; bitterness is quite strong against the rich maltiness. I'd like to try a fresher or a better sealed bottle.
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KansaiBeerLvrs (2187) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by KyotoLefty at the Hanshin Seed Event. An opaque almost muddy brown pour. Great nose of candied plum, port, sweet dark fruits. Medium to light bodied. The taste is malty, boozy, sweet caramel, dark pitted fruits. A bit of that tannic oaky quality to it. Very interesting.
alexsdad06 (5608) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, toffee, nuts, raisins, spicy notes, toasted malts, some more general bitterness to the finish. Good, not great.
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle poured into straight stemmed glass. Pours a nice, dark, chestnut brown with no head at all - just a tiny patch of foam. Some particles can be seen floating in the brew. Aromas are very interesting: some deep roasted/caramel malts, resinous hops, ripe grapes, a tad of alcohol. Taste is rather sweet, but well "contained" by the brew’s hoppy character. Body is medium-full, texture pretty oily/slick, and carbonation almost flat. Finish is rather bitter, and medium in lenght. There is also, however, a presence of a post-taste which is also bitter and which lasts pretty long in fact. Overall: a fantastic brew as well as discovery for me. I had never drank a Doppelsticke before, and I guess that if I ever drink any others, this one will have set the bar. And that bar is pretty high!
GreatDane1632 (413) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
After looking for this beer off and on for three years I finally have it. The year on the bottle is difficult to read but I believe this is a 2012 bottle. Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a muddy brown with small white foam. Aroma is wood, booze, and caramel. Flavor is boozey on first sip to the back of the tongue followed by oak a presence of hops and roasted/sweet malts. I’m a big fan, this is definitely a sipping beer.
Lele (131) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 25, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Fantastica birra, una piacevole casuale scoperta in un pub. L’aroma è caldo e avvolgente, con chiare note affumicate, maltate e di frutta secca, e in bocca presenta proprio queste caratteristiche, ben abbinate tra loro. Un bel retrogusto amarognolo che invita ad una nuova bevuta. Corpo decisamente strutturato. Una delle migliori birre che ho mai assaggiato.
Furseth (1962) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark red color, creamy head. Aroma; dominated by sweet maltiness, woody and some raisins. Flavor; caramel, vanilla, smooth mouth feeling, medium to full body and long caramelly vanilla finish.
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Pours a deep brownish ruby color with a small, fizzy, brown head.
S- Chocolate, burnt caramel, toast, hints of raisin.
T- Caramel, hints of deep, dark, maltiness, fig, raisin, plum.
M- Thick with ample carbonation.
D- Really enjoyed this brew. Much more body and character than the typical alt. Highly recommended.
tderoeck (4922) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2/V/14 - 33cl bottle @ ThirstyBird’s place - bottled: VII/2011, BB: VI/2012 (2014-469) Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing the bottle!
Dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate, some mocha, dried fruits, little dusty, cocoa powder, alcohol, vanilla notes, bit ages and oxidized, but nothing negative about that. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of chocolate, dried fruits, prunes, bit hoppy, caramel, sweet, some mocha. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, dark chocolate, some vanilla, raisins, pruntes, bit dusty, alcohol, caramel, sweet ending. Developed into a really beautiful and lovely beer, holy cow!
574deadzone (1061) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I will be goddamned. Pours very dark beautiful ruby with a thick khaki dome that settles slowly and leaves some waves of foamy lace. Nose involves deep malty sweetness, brown sugar, dark fruit, vinous beauty, some light earthy and spicy hops, caramelized sugar, port wine, toasted malt, alky vapes. Excellently sweet, bitter enough to offer an attempt at balance. Full bodied, quite oily, viscous, rich, softer carb, with a drying toasty voluptuous finish. A bit oxidized? Maybe. A bit chunky? Sure. Best beer I’ve ever fucking had? You bet your honky ass.