Jimthechap (1925) - Christchurch, - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appears dark Burgundy in colour with a voluminous orange-cream coloured head. Gorgeous, full chocolately aromas with dates and carob (I hate carob). It is like taking a sniff of a chocolate cake with dark fruits in it. Utterly more-ish and I wish I could share this with my beloved mother who adores such things. The flavour is marked first by prickly sharp carbonation and then sharp astringent juiciness. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all, not to say that I am disappointed. It has a just-ripening plumminess about it and then it sucks the liquid out of your mouth revealing tart redcurrant, raspberry and rhubarb. This mellows somewhat into dates, red apples, unripe apricot and thin treacle. An intriguing beer not for the faint of heart. A second taste uncovers chocolate and dusty cocoa. What an intrigue.
Xstream (192) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
O man, this is one hell of a beer. Malty, rye with Caramel in a balance that’s just delicious. Rich, luscious sweet, but not too much. Great!
60minuteman (990) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Shop Malvern. Roasted, high ABV, earthy and minty malts totally dominate here. Excellent dynamic. Dark fruit, caramel and roasted barley included. Pretty good stuff.
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color pardo. Espuma media de color carton. Sabor a regaliz y maltas tostadas. Cuerpo medio.
Zlotta (212) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle from bier-deluxe, best before 28/10/2015. Clear, very dark ruby with a medium large, frothy, very slowly diminishing, tan head. Intense aroma of raisins, prunes, molasses and slight hints of chocolate. Sweetish taste of raisins, prunes and molasses, followed by even more sweetness towards the finish. Medium long, chocolatey, minimally bitter finish with a pleasant, gentle alcoholic and warming note. Full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice sipper, but not as special as expected. Still very tasty and pleasant on the palate, but not overly complex.
Brewerymaster (1) - Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour- dark amber with an light tan two finger head.Nose - Sweet dark caramelized sugar, roasted malts, molasses, fresh dark bread. Taste - very full and smooth. Dark roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, leaving a light, sweet coating on the palate. Overall excellent Doppelbock. Will buy again!
davidtjm (799) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours into a stein with a frothy dark head, aroma is malty, toffee, sweet, nutty. Taste is malty, caramel, sweet, nuts, gentle carbonation. Very nice
klm1 (351) - - APR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour with small head. Aroma of dark fruits, bananas, hebs, roasted malts. Taste of hops, dark fruits, bananas, roasted malts. Nice malty aftertaste which is very well balanced. Overall one of the best examples of this style.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (64) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown/ dark red color pour. Off white head rose and retreated to a ring and left behind spotty lacing. Aroma was of molasses, honey, malts, and roast. Taste was of molasses, burnt sugar, roast, and a caramel sweetness. Mild carbonation with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very good beer, but, the dopplebock style never really works for me.
cutitoutdave (53) - - APR 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours deep amber-black from bottle with generous tan head. Malty aroma with hints of chocolate, plums, roasted barley. Tastes sweet, syrupy, toasty with notes of anise; finishes with strong bitterness that brings you back for the next sip. Full bodied, particularly for a lager with light carbonation. A nearly perfect production lager IMHO. Not for mass consumption but great with meals. Beer doesn’t get much better than this.
BuckeyeBoy (3167) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle thanks to Kyotolefty for sharing this. Pours out a dark brown with some ruby highlights a small head sitting on top. Nose is pit fruit nuttiness a touch of roast and a nice bread. Taste is more of the light roast malts some spice and the fruit.