beertholomeus (705) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark caramel color with a thick tan head. Caramel, soy sauce, malt, toffee, toast and biscuit aroma. Malt, caramel, toffee, toast, chocolate, raisin and biscuit flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation. Caramel, toast and malt finish.
Camons (5666) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DØE. Pours brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark chocolate. Flavor is malt, wood, caramel, dark chocolate, nuts. Medium body, lively carbonation. 190314
jookos (2003) - FINLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Soft brown maltyness, dry chocolate. Full bodied, tasty nice. Some sweetness, but well balanced.
culchiem (2429) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown copper with a thin head. Aroma is bready fruit. Flavour is sticky caramel chocolate, lightly bitter on a lively base.
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmmalzig, schokoladig, fruchtig. Geschmack röstmalzig süß mit leichter Fruchtigkeit, leicht schokoladig.
Cunningham (4342) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear dark nutty black color with a tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, prunes and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Dark malty, raisins, prunes and fruity.
Overall impression: Became better the warmer it got. This is a solid beer. Just not my style. Add some hopps and I would give it 4.3 :-)
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with McTapps
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1L maß off the tap. Dark walnut color, clear-ish...its big head burns off nicely to a collar. It’s got a resinous mouthfeel, light at the beginning, and strong at the end. Nice clean taste, lots of raisin and plum. Very good doppelbock, lacks something that would make it perfect, but I can’t put my finger on it.
exeter (261) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep roasted malts with chocolate, dark fruits and caramel. There are floral bits but they are low key. Goes down easy, maybe I’ll have another.
flying_pig (913) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.69):
Sweet & loaded with caramel malts and chocolate notes upfront. A typical bock aroma but a good one at that with some figs and prunes coming through alongside a few subtle hops.
Dark brown with a finger-sized, foamy head that is tan brown & holds well with some nice lacing too.
Sweet with strong caramel malts that mirror the nose well, along with some lighter chocolate & darker fruits that include some prunes, figs and raisins. There is also some roasted malts & the beer is quite rich with a hint of bitterness & a warming, boozy finish.
Smooth & full bodied with light carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel that goes down well. There is a lot of sweetness to this one although it manages not to overpower or completely dominate things thankfully and there is a touch of bitterness at the end.
Very filling and chocolaty beer with a fair amount of sweetness. Smooth with a good combination of roasted and sweet malts & although some was noticeable, the alcohol content was well blended with the beer & came as a welcome addition in this case.
mile (2892) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and roasted malt, some dark fruits - light vinous notes and faint chocolate. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and roasted malt, light dark fruits, light chocolate. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light roasted malt and light dark fruits, light chocolate, faint alcohol. Really nice doppelbock with vinous notes - not too sweet/not too much alcohol.