Strykzone (5387) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. I brought this. Mid to dark brown and almost clear. A small beige head. I am not sure what is being smelled. Toffee? Fruit and butterscotch. Wheat and cocoa flavors are nice but not big. Alcohol flavor. A nice beer, actually.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brownish beer with a dark cream head. Caramel aroma. Toffee and earthy flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Toffee and caramel lingers with earth and light dark fruits.
thewolf (11384) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de.
Pours clear red amber with a small, frothy, off-white head. Fizzes a bit. Aroma has caramel, light sugary, mild toasted, softly vinious, light grassy. Medium to high carbonation, lovely light and pretty creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is delicious and balanced, fat caramel, toasted, vinious, light warming. Soft red berries, a hint of chocolate. Fine vinious and softly bitter finish. Very good doppelbock.
Geiserich (3621) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Aroma of bready malt, caramel and molasse. Brown/amber color, beige head. Flavor is full bodied, very malty, medium sweet, notes of caramel and toffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Nice one.
Grzesiek79 (3417) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
basement aromas, banana, licorice, alcohol, smoke, nuts, resin, herbs, cereal, orange, cloudy, white foam, rocky head, very bitter, heavy cloying sweetness, medium sourness, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
BeerPharoah (6) - Leichhardt, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lederhosen, side one of Kraftwerk’s Autobahn and subtle attempts at humour. Respect for the brewers.
bierkoning (10921) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. caramel and chocolate cake in the aroma. Malty sweet caramelly roasty flavor. Slightly alcoholic. medium to full bodied. Well balanced, powerful doppelbock.
vanvenlo (1398) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2012
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
4-Jan-2012 (Warners at the Bay) - Big sweet malt and fruit vegemite aroma. Dark red brown colour, ordinary head and suds lacing. Sweet malt and veg fruit alcohol flavour. Light bitter and malt veg finish, perhaps a bit thin and veg sweet malt aftertaste.
Lunkie (1542) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear red amber colour good head and lacing. Malt smoke ash tray aroma. Malt bitter cigarette flavour. Fuzzy palate.
TBone (13711) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 08/2012)
Deep ruby color, good creamy beige head. Wort, caramel and dark bread in the aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Chocolaty, bready and caramelly flavor with grassy hoppyness. Finish has some bitterness and/or alcohol and then lingering hoppyness in the aftertaste. Oily palate. Interesting robust doppelbock.