AndyReynolds (918) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good dopplebock. Superspak sees them pleasing him this way, " 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/30/2012. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apple, pear, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, light pepper, nuttiness, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity esters and dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big apple, pear, caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, biscuit, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, light fruits, brown bread, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of light fruity esters with a big dark malt balance; with big robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent doppelbock! Great complexity and balance of fruity ester and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering."
Davebarbs (1) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Having tasted many beers in my time, this beer contains the complement of excellent qualities, full bodied with wholesome aroma. A meal in itself.
HammerTroll (590) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Completely dark with brown hue, small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, alcohol and roasted malts. Medium to heavy sweetness. Medium body, soft carbonation, nice creamy texture. Long brown sugar finish. Nice, but a little bit too boozy for my taste.
rockana (296) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color with mininal tan head. Aroma is a bit alcoholic, malty, caramel. Sweet taste. Very good one.
Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dried fruit, lightly roasty and hints of wood. Taste is medium sweet leading to a malty finish. Excellent!
voyageurmike (64) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malt aroma, clear mahogany with minimal head. Medium sweet with creamy mouthfeel and a lingering finish.
Bif (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt, bit of caramel sweetness and bit of nut. Taste of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness and hint of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, creamy with a nice malt feel that is well crafted. Enjoyable beer worth checking out
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat different Doppelbock (label just says "dunkles Starkbier") with light beige, creamy, delicate head and dark coppery chestnut colour with ruby hue, clear. Powerful and complex aroma with impressions of coffee grounds, sherry, peat, blueberries, plums, chocolate, leather, cinnamon and cloves but also some oxidation (apparently the bottle has had its best time). Sweetish onset with caramelly and honeyish malt character, rich, drying and become bitterish after the middle with peppery hops, roasted coffee-like bitterness, a somewhat cloying candi sweetness and warming, little bit astringent alcohol. I should probably purchase a younger sample to get a better view on this.
jerseyjohn71 (208) - corsicana, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
great and smooth, love them German beers, caramel, bread, cereal, hay, chocolate, toast, alcohol, resin, floral, raisin, banana, red, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, not bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation,
Inbreak (2432) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
03.09.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, nuts, hay, grain, chocolate, grass, paper, coffee, alcohol, hints of licorice. Taste is slightly rich and sweet, "knekk", grass, caramel malts, coffee, nuts, dark sugar, hay, roasted grain, alcohol, hints of licorice. Medium bitterness, slightly dry grainy mouthfeel. Nice.