maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark ruby color. Nice malty sweet aroma. Body seem light considering huge malt flavor and aroma. Good bock beer.
teddybeer (1484) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Thanks to fugitive]. Bottled. Dark brown colour with a beige head with an average duration. Aroma is toasty, caramel, malty, chocolate plumbcake. Flavor is toasted malts, chocolate, caramel, high presenc of dry fruits, mainly nuts, sweet. The final is nutty with chocolate plumbcake notes, toast bread. Smooth and dense on palate.
Bamsen78 (820) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt with a touch of caramel. Dark, bittersweet flavour of roasted malt. Coffeelike finish. Yummy.
rxeight (434) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle intoto snifter. Dark brown. Very sweet for a bock. Tree bark. Nutty. Good for a bock but not my style.
jaghana (2829) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50cl, an amber beer with medium head. Nose is on caramel, brown malt and brown bread. Aroma is on caramel, toffee, malty body, dried fruits, intense caramel body, light toasted touch, sweet, brown bread, long malty aftertaste. Excellent and smooth body, complex and easy drinkable.
kapusil (242) - HUNGARY - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. Very dark body, tan head. Toffee and dark fruits in the aroma. It’s pretty weak though. Plums, reisins and some roastyness in the sip. There is a little floral hop bitterness in the finish, but mostly roasted malts. Not bad, but not much in it for me.
edpeg (678) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown clear with purple hue. Mocha off-white head is medium full-bodied and dense, Aroma include licorice, leather, fruits, plums, sweet mats. Palate is soft, oily and smooth. Carbonation is flat and smooth. Taste has a lot nuances, from roasted malts, licorice to dry hops and tart fruitiness. Finish is warm from ABV, slightly dry but fruity same time. Overall quite complex of a D-Bock and very tasty. Nice beer.
RichardW (1157) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle Beers of Europe. lovely sweet caramel and brown sugar flavours. Chocolate notes, smooth soft palate, some faint burnt roast aroma. A bit of licquorice comes in midway with coffee in there too. Probably my favourite German style of beer. Great stuff
a_cross (346) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby, almost black; light chocolatey aroma; sweet, dark, bready malt, a bit of dark chocolate; simple but very effective; not in the same league as the awesome Ayinger Celebrator - the only other doppelbock I’ve tried - but nevertheless this has increased my thirst for the style.
Lore (422) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown colour with moderate beige head; aroma of roasted sugar and coffee with some yeast; taste of coffee, roasted (almost burnt) sugar; malty sweetness some sourness with bitter aftertaste...a bit too much roasted taste for me