ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, traded with McTapps and MichaelAwesome, thanks! Toast, caramel, nuts and dried fruit in the aroma. Not really sweet for the style, balanced. A bit too well attenuated, hence somewhat lacking in terms of body. On the other hand - given its parameters, it’s impressive how they managed to hide the alcohol. Easy drinkable, with additional notes of chocolate and marzipan in the flavour. Tasty.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely dark redwood pour smallish head off white colour mild carbonation aromas toffee nut grain caramel chocolate the flavours caramel grain toffee chocolate nuts all round okay taste some crisp hops noted syrup touch the finish best tastes sweetness grain fruits a fair tasting Dopplebock
bartlebier (3249) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bulky Bruderbottle bb06/2015, love this brewery’s mock-historical label design. Fresh yeast-quickened nose full of plum mousse, raisins, brown bread crust, marzipan. Drinks far easier than its whopping 8+% while typically offering more unilateral, but quality substance than layered subtlety in return: earthy, leathery malt roast, caramel on sundried tomato, brown bread, wild honey, fennel - at least a headstrong mix of sweet and savoury only found in the better specimens of this heavyhanded style. Makes sense in the right gastronomic context, or in lieu of it.
fezzy (105) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great thick, bready nose on this cloudy ruby red-brown brew. Some of the breadiness gets lost on fairly strong spicing and bock yeast notes on the palate. A warm raisiney fruitiness lingers as the brew warms. A well-done basic doppelbock.
alexsdad06 (8421) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a large off white head. The aroma caramel malts,some apple and dark fruits, with mild roastiness. The flavor has caramel malts, some spicy hops, a mild roasted character, hints of molasses, raisins. Medium full bodied, decent enough.
edpeg (890) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours into brown body, off-white creamy head. Roasted malts, grains. plums. Palate slick, oily, sticky. Carbonation flat smooth, mouthful. Taste rosted malts, plums. Finish sweet malts, somedryness and licorice. Pretty tasty overall , ABV hidden well.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light brown with 2 mm of fine dusty tan head that fades at a moderate-to-quick rate. Aroma is lot’s of medium-darkness caramel with a light sap and hint of earth. Bread, raisin. Body is medium, oily, fine and light carbonation with little burn. Flavor is caramel, some grass and sap, oat cookie, light bitterness. A decent doppelbock. No complaints, maybe not up to par with the exceptional melanoidin component of the Korbinian, but a notch below with now flaws.
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Vova. Pours brown clear with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, nuts, toffee, flavor of chocolate, malt, dark bread, slightly sour, medium bodied.
alkolord (357) - - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Braun klar im Glas, schokoladig malzig in der Nase, leicht im Antrunk für einen Bock, ziemlich süßlich
kerenmk (3909) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Vova. Clear dark bronze-brown. A little dry fruit, prune aroma, vinous, sweet and rich taste. Silky, full body, soft fizz.