BRW (1430) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with beige head. Malt, caramel, toffee, dried fruits aroma. Sweet, caramel, malt, toffee, dried fruits taste. MEdium to full body. Really good.
Hallstein (258) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5L Bottle bought in a random beershop in Berlin - Pours a dark, dark brown color with a mahogany head. Aroma has sweet malts, licorice, chocolate, candied brown sugar, dark fruits and spices. Flavor is quite good and well balanced. The flavor/palate is slightly dusty with flavors of dark roasty malts, bread, licorice, spicy sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. This was quite a nice experience, and i would definately recommend this to any lovers of doppelbocks!
ABS (695) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pours dark brown with a very red hue. Grey to light brown head, which quickly settles into a few spots on top of the beer. Heavy caramel and malt nose. Quite sweet. Candy, sugar, brown sugar, malt, caramel, cellar and wort flavours. Medium plus body. Medium to low carbonation. Good.
thomat (2420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with a medium tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit caramel and sweetness. Medium to full body with a nice balanced finish.
DocJitsu (1194) - Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Horehound candy color with ruby glints in the light. A huge caramel colored head forms and performs relatively well. A lot of caramel, some prune fruitiness, and quick notes of hard candy on the nose. Full body, light richness, and mild carbonation. A bit of a smoky quality interacts with the caramel and fruit for a bolder gestalt.
huineman (395) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark, almost black, with abundant tan head.
Low intensity aromas: toast, coffee, iron.
Soft and light, watery and medium lasting. Nice but dull. Apt to drink gallons in a row.
Chmelo (30) - - MAY 9, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Out of bottle. Despite the bottle being a bit too cold, a very promising and pleasant aroma is there. Pours clear dark with small head. Taste is absolutely great, super-smooth, creamy. It is just so well balanced. My favorite double bock so far.
YigSvartka (214) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Opaque dark brown. Minimally sized beige head. Pleasantly potent aroma containing notes of chocolate, caramel, malt, dried berries and licorice. Full bodied, silky smooth, and creamy. Absolutely delectable combination of flavours consisting of chocolate, roast, caramel, malt, cherry, licorice, alcohol, and vanilla. Amazingly complex beer.
tekstr1der (131) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. No faults here. Perhaps it’s too smooth? This miracle beverage pours very deep, pretty mahogany with thin off-white top. The aromas of plum, molasses, and malty goodness are about as good as it gets. Almost don’t want to drink it. Yeah right...the same delightful notes carry through into the flavors. The mouthfeel is creamy and perfectly under-carbonated. I could drink this by the gallons. My only conceivable complaint? Could be a little stronger. But, that’s silly.
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with orange highlights. Nose of chocolate& dark fruits. On the palate figs more chocolate earth with an autumnal sous bois quality. Mealy and rich but not at all overly sweet or heavy. Balanced and supple. Gorgeously beautiful. Love it.