tricksta_p (513) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour with a small cream-coloured head. Aroma of malts, nuts, caramel, dark fruits, raisins. Flavour is medium sweetness with a dry finish. Very enjoyable.
Dodgrblu (550) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Der Biergarten, aroma is raisins, lots of caramel and sweetness, crisp palate.
RRistow12 (153) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Huge malty sweet aroma. Caramel, toffee, biscuits, syrup notes. Taste is definitely malt dominated. Toffee, caramel, maple syrup tastes. Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Pretty solid doppelbock.
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Theydon_Bois (6461) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Day 3 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, bottle at Weihenstephaner Am Dom - Freising, 26/01/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate beige covering that thins to edgework and spotting.
Nose is dark toffee, lightly burn caramel, brown sugars, dark fruit tang, cocoa, light booze.
Taste comprises fruit cake, earthy cocoa, dark fruits, raisens.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light booze in the last hurrah.
conway (1054) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color of grape soda with an off white head. Aroma is nutty with fruity esters of grape and banana. Taste follows suit and adds some roasty malt. Medium sticky palate and moderate carb. Pretty good.
John25 (126) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong caramel sweet notes. Very drinkable. Pours light brown. Nice carbonation.
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ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 January 29, 2014 - on tap at Hessen Haus. Dark brown pour with nice amount of head and some lacing. Nice aroma and taste of malt, caramel and toffee. A touch of spice in the finish as it warmed. Medium body and light carbonation.
williamherbert (1197) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is reddish-brown; decent finger of head.
Aroma is sugary as hell; sweeeeet molasses. An interesting touch of red-wine grapes. Heavy cola aroma. Once you get past the initial saccharine sweetness, it mellows out lovely.
Flavor is tobacco and leather. Stone fruits and ashy mocha. Cola and candi-sugar sweetness, but in a way that is blunted somewhat by a mild sourness.
Smooth, oily slickness. Buttery smooth; one of the smoothest beers I can imagine. It’s got that Euro-sweetness, but the dry, ashy quality prevents it from being a sugarbomb.
ryecatcher (612) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany brown, smallish cream-colored head, okay retention and decent lacing. Nose is kinda faint, malty, some brown sugar, raisins. Mouth is thankfully much bigger than the sniffer... Malt forward, chewy pumpernickel bread crusts, dried fruits, hint of molasses, full bodied and light sweetness, creamy finish. Really nice dopplebock. Prost!
HuskerTan (295) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Dates, figs, cherries, caramel, brown sugar, plums.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, off white head.
T- Medium maltiness, dark fruits, cherries, brown sugar, sweet bread.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, soft finish.
O- A very good beer from a very good brewery. The dark fruit aroma and taste was fantastic. Not quite what I was expecting...even better!