574deadzone (1047) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown to black with a thick khaki head that settles slowly to a thick ring and leaves some spotty lace. Nose involves dark chocolate, toasted malt, savory meat, dark dried fruit, some spice. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Lighter medium body, active, crisp, finishing long with savory and toasted notes. If it’s possible for a doppelbock to be refreshing, this is refreshing. It also has lots to ruminate over, and is quite enjoyable.
venom666 (355) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, and dark brown. With a big creamy head.
Aromas of malt, caramel, toast, and nuts are predominant, such as walnuts or hazelnuts. Some fruity notes are also seen, although more hidden.
Malt and caramel tastes, accompanied by hints of burnt sugar, nuts, chocolate.
sfuen03 (338) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very creamy long lasting head. Malty aroma, hints of banana, raisins, roasted bread. Excellent alcohol masking, light to medium body, low carbonation, sweet warm finish. Taste is also very sweet, with licorice, caramel.
spasticbeast (21) - Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is very deep mohagany with a sizeable, but quickly dissipating head. Takes on the appearance of beautiful dark marble when swirled in the glass. Aroma is roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet upfront with malt and bittersweet chocolate. Just enough carbonation for a little tingle with each sip. Most beautiful looking beer I have had, but a bit too sweet. Very good, though it would have been even better with a little more age on it.
sinfull (842) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brown color , big creamy head. Rich aroma of malt , raisins, toffee, caramel and fruits . Taste is malty sweet with notes of coffee , caramel and wheat . Full body , medium carbonation. Great beer!!!
RichieMac3 (11) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sweet. Nutty. Lingering body. Excellent beer for its high malt character. Overall very well balanced.
nakedwhendrunk (2184) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For my 1000th review on rate beer, I found the notes to this beautiful brew.
I poured this into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a dark murky brown almost close to black, but it had a nice settling off white to white foamy head that allows a nice dissipation at a nice pace.
The smell had a deep dark chocolate to banana maltiness invading my nose powerfully.
The taste was allocated well between the chocolate malts and the banana esters to produce an indulgent dessert-like flavoring. There is a nice chocolate banana like aftertaste with a quick dry finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent carbonation for its style and comes across well to me. Sessionability - maybe, but for me I tend to find this one more as a sipper and well worthy of a dessert in and of itself.
Overall, hmmm...I think I said what I needed to say other than don’t pass this up if you see it. Such a wonderful brew!
BeerLvr13 (17) - Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is smoky, fruity, bread. Very dark ruby-brown when poured, with a thin, fading, light brown head. Taste is very malty, with bananas,caramel, coffee and citrus coming through, also a smokiness that is in no way acrid. Everything going on here is balanced perfectly. Palate is heavy, smoky sweet but not clingy. Excellent offering for this style, excellent price!
BLADT (627) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Dark brown offset with cream colored head. Aroma is fruit cake, toffee and raisins, washed in ash. Taste is buttered pumpernickel toast, molasses and candied fruits. Everything here points to the malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyed.
andrepintado (1432) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is dark, dark red, dark brown. Head is thin to medium. Body is smooth. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Aroma is roasted, liquorish, chocolate, light smoke.