allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear chestnut brown pour, thick, but short-lived, off-white head. Aromas of malty caramel, toffee, maybe honey. All sugary stuff though. Taste brings a fruitier note. Clean finish. Pretty good.
zimbo (482) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Really good nose here. Very rich deep prune and brown sugar with a salivating meat quality. Deep dark glossy brown colour too which formed an easy dense thick smooth head which did mostly goes the distance.
Rich dark chocolate on the palate ending with an earthy dryness. The feel is full but there are some overcurrents of fizziness but this doesn’t take away from its luxurious richness.
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Brown in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, clove, light prune, and tons of rich malty notes. Taste is of chocolate, malt, caramel, and toast with molasses.
GreenJeremy (63) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 Pours a very beautiful clear dark ruby brown with a medium head. The aroma is quite sweet, with malty toasts, cereals and dark fruits. The taste is sweet as well from the malts, with just enough hops to balance them out. Very well done. Medium body, light to medium carbonation. All in all, a fantastic drinking experience.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1326) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Kerry’s mini tasting. Toffee, caramel, umami & pitted fruit aroma. Dark reddish brown pour with an orange beige head. Sweet, malty caramel, zesty, citrus & toffee. Tasty & sweet. Solid.
westler (53) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml. My best german Doppelbock so far: dark coffee brown color, light brown head. Very rich dark malt aroma, a bit sweet. Full taste of dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate and liquorice. Light bitterness. Average carbonation, medium bitter finish, well hidden alcohol. Complex and beautifully composed beer.
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Yoav. Clear dark brown with cream colour head. Sweet, grain then dried fruit and plum aroma, sweet, ripe fruit that becomes dry taste. Full body, smooth and grainy finish.
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a glass. Pours dark brown with medium brown highlight and medium/big beige head. Roasty aroma, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is roast, smoke, and some toffee. Pretty good beer.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at JF’s, from Beermerchants, 26/12/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is dark malt, brown sugars, bready malts, dark toffee, sweet aromas.
Taste comprises brown bread dough, sweet tones, fruit loaf, toffee, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finale.
MercyDevice (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, dark brown with a medium light brown head. Smells somewhat strange but tastes good. Biscuit and malt notes.