blipp (7778) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Sweet toffee malts, hints of diacetyl, lightly toasted malts, and herbal hops. Blech. I mean, still drinkable, but really not that good.
culchiem (3346) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium amber with a thin head. Strong malty aroma. Flavour is fruity malt, spice and berries. Sugary finish.
radagast83 (6678) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity Keg at Churchkey event. Poured a dark amber color. Aroma was sweet malts, with some lightly roasted qualities. Flavor had a touch of fruits, plenty of malty sweet character. Alcohol is pretty well masked for 8.2%.
angelkostvo (1058) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with 1 finger head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is light sweet with nice bitterness you can feel the hops in the taste. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Pretty good.
closey22 (1469) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with thick foamy head; aroma is light and malty;Flava is sweet malty some apple/pear/plum notes; feels flat and rich; finishes dry.
MiP (14738) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 8.2%. The aroma is slightly fruity with a touch of brown sugar. Clear dark brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour is sweet and peppery in OK balance. A little fruity in the finish, which I do not think suits it. Not as flavourful as I expected from a Doppelbock.
Bamsen78 (4787) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with airy off-white head. Sweet, malty aroma with a touch of spice. Sweetish malty naste with notes of caramel and a spicy finish. A nice one.
Quack-Duck (9075) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from kappldav123 - thanks! Clear brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, quite earthy. Dark malts dominate, earthy character with hints of chocolate and soem dusty, dry hops in the finish. Nice one.
laiti (7874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 29.04.2010
Aroma is somewhat malty with roasted notes and some solvent‐like alcohol. Flavour is rather malty and somewhat sweet with some berry notes, raisins, chocolate and hints of solvent‐like alcohol. Good, I like the malty sweetness here.
drjay44 (3246) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. swing top bottle. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, rapidly collapsing, light beige head, with some lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is raisin, plum, molasses, hints of cocoa....taste is dark raisin, plum, brown sugar, hints of toffee/caramel, finishing with a light cocoa bitterness......mouth feel light, alcohol hidden, very slight astringency carbonation adds a light tingle to the finish. This beer is rich, complex, and nourishing in both aromas and flavors. It is remarkably light in mouth feel which should be a bit heavier, this could be corrected by a slight increase in final boil temperature, also the malt backbone could be a bit more complex. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7