entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruddy brown pour with a dark red hue around the edges of the glass. Thick head that is very similiar in appearance to a latte or cappucino. Awesome aroma of candied pecans like the ones my mom makes around Christmas. Medium body and an unfortunately thin watery palate. Flavor is like an overly malty nut borwn ale with a bitter and smoky finish that lasts for a while. If this were fuller bodied it would be hard to beat.
titvs (17) - PORTUGAL - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 5C).
AROMA: strong sweet malt aroma. very slight plum aroma and moderate alcohol aroma. No hop aroma.
APPEARANCE: clear dark brown with ruby tint. persistent medium head of beige color. head retention reduced maybe because of high alcohol content.
TASTE: rich malt flavour with slight notes of dried grapes. smooth impression from alcohol and no hop flavours. very low bitterness with malt dominating the flavour.
PALATE: medium body with moderate carbonation. smooth without astringency.
OVERALL: a very nice doppelbock with a médium smooth body.
OOKPIKABLE (14) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark ruby with thick white lingering head.
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, cinnamon and a bit of booze.
Taste: chocolate, cinnamon and coffee are prominent. Finish is not too boozy given the 7.4% abv.
Overall, good, but not great.
arnold931 (182) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with orange hints. Nice off white head. Caramel is the main flavor I get.
Cuso (3807) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bier-deluxe.de. Dark brown color with thick long lasting beige head. Dark malt in aroma, raisins, caramel, clove licorice. Roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, clove, licorice, fruit syrup. Tasty.
ruigo (862) - PORTUGAL - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a 50cl bottle from Ruppert (Luxembourg). Pours a deep brown colour with a thin, persistent tan head. Aroma has roasted, chocolate, molasse and raisin notes. Some alcohol on the nose. Average to soft carbonation and medium to full oily body. Taste is a well balanced voyage between bitter, sweet and a roasted very dry finish. Overall, a meal with a few dimensions. Great beer!
beertholomeus (543) - California, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a caramel brown color with a khaki head. Malt, caramel, toffee, bread and brown sugar aroma. Toffee, caramel, malt, bread, brown sugar, raisin and slight chocolate flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Caramel malt and brown sugar finish.
BeerCoff4025 (10) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a stein from a bottle. Pours a deep brown with an off white head. Small lacing as you drink. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel and a slight hint of cherry. Nice bite at the end, you will notice the stronger alcohol content after a few sips. Overall, I was slightly underwhelmed by this beer based on the previous reviews. Still enjoyable to drink, but nothing really stood out about it.
budznsudz (470) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with ample head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, and booze. Taste is caramel softness with toffee, brown sugar, and rock candy. Yum.
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Huber Haus (Omaha). Brown appearance. Aroma of dark malts, wheat bread, rich chocolate, toasted grains, caramel and toffee. Similar flavor, malty medium sweetness and minimal bitterness. Medium body, pretty tasty.
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma malty, light roasted, toffee, bread, burnt sugar and light liquorice. Taste is malty, fairly sweet, liquorice and burnt sugar. Nice one