JulienHuxley (2428) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark red pour with quickly receding tan foam. Aroma is fruity, cherry and toasted malt, light caramel notes, very clean. Taste is super clean, nice sweet caramel notes with a lasting toasty finish. Definitely on the doppelbock side of the strength spectrum without losing the drinkability of a lighter Bock bier. Very nice
Jow (1819) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle on coldest night of year thus far. Pours brown with nice beige soapy head. Nose of sugar and malt. Tastes of figs, raisins, malty, toffee, licorice, and some earth. Light bitterness and smooth palate. Enjoyable even if I’m pairing with a horrible football game.
Sureshpa (271) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Hint of chocolate, malts, caramel Appearance: Dark brown, red glow, clear, off white head, full lace Taste: Caramel, roasted malts, no big body, little sweet after taste
kingstoni (1277) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt and some peat. Sweet malty taste with salty licorice and syrup. Some bitterness in finish. Oily feel. Medium body.
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harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On the bottle: 0442
It’s brown with nice cherry tones and loosely packed large bubbles that are light tan and quick dissipating, leaving a lightly etched surface. Banana, vanilla, toast, caramel, touch of cola and gobs of nougat. Taste is plenty of malt, a touch of salinity, some sweet malts and bready dough. Seriously, this is a like a sweet dough pretzel - really dig the flavor, so unique and works really well. Medium on full bodied with moderate carb and a slightly wet finish. This is really well done.
Stuedmaster (133) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of caramel, chocolate, banana, dried fruits, and alcohol. Dark brown pour with a small tan head that is gone fast. It is a rich, satisfying, dessert style beer that is not too heavy. It has a complex malt character that would go well with many meat dishes. At 7.4% abv it packs a punch without being too much.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a medium head. Yeast aroma, light banana and malty. Solid caramel and buttery malt flavor. Very thick feel.
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bevmo. It pours a brown color with a fizzy tan head. The aroma is dark and bready with rich notes of cocoa, fig and very light roast. The flavor is the same. Rich and bready with raisins, cocoa, toast, fig and noticeable herbal noble hops. Full bodied, but more carbonation than I expected. Complex and tasty. Nice one.
bosta (83) - SLOVENIA - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5l bottle. Pours very dark red with beige head that doesn’t stick around too long. Aroma of raisin, fig and candy fruites is not very strong. Flavour is similar, raisins and dry fruit. High levels of alcohol are felt (brandy flavour). Short predominantly sweet and a bit dry aftertaste.
R2k2 (276) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, ruby-red, yet clear beer with a nice slightly brown layer of foam. It has a sweet aroma of forest-fruits with a touch of alcohol. It tastes somewhat caramel-chocolate like and leaves an aftertaste of licorice.
Donker, robijnrood, doch helder bier met een lichtbruine schuimkraag. Het aroma is zoet als van bosvruchten, maar met een toets van alcohol. De smaak is caramel/chocolade achtig, en de nasmaak lijkt op die van drop.
Apart, maar wel lekker.