llucmaduell (162) - barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 29, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
German beer styles, this is fantastic. Beer bodied, balanced and expertly made, dense, with just the right touch of alcohol. A pleasure
Werckmeister (2078) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l bottle at home from trade with SinH4, big thanks. BB . dark brown color, small tan head. smells of licorice, caramel, lightly fruity, plums, honey, decent smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of caramel, malty sweetness, light licorice, creamy, spices. finishes rather sweet with notes of spices and caramel. overall good stuff, like so many bocks a bit on the heavy side but overall one of the better ones.
mintzmeet (444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Nice bocky thickness, taste almost like a Russian stout but easier to drink. High notes of cream. Nicely paired with a knackwurst!
TH28 (365) - - FEB 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. No discernible date. Appearance: Deep brown with ruby red tint and a thick khaki head that lingers.
Aroma: Raisin, cherry, fig, toasted bread, and a touch of alcohol.
Taste: Rich malt sweetness, toasted bread prominent, with a strong dark fruit flavor reminiscent of plum and dark cherry. Moderate bitterness enough to balance the rich malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with some creaminess for the style, moderate carbonation, and a hint of alcohol on the swallow.
Finish: Toasted bread lingers long after the swallow with a touch of fruit.
Overall: On the low end of a Doppelbock intensity scale, closer to a traditional bock in that respect. However, the rich dark fruit aroma in flavor more in line with Doppelbock. Either way, an outstanding beer. Complex aroma and flavor profile, balancing the toasted bread Munich malt character with well developed fruitiness of plums, cherries, and raisins.
Night_Cap (89) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2016 Bottle 500ml. Served just below cellar temp. Pours a clear, dark redish brown with a lightly tanned, frothy head that lasts perfectly. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of burnt toffee, muscatels, dates, liquorice and raisin milk chocolate. Flavour is smooth and silky with a light bitterness, roasted barley, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, sultana’s, dried currants, milk chocolate and liquorice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a long roasted finish. A truly amazing Doppelbock in every respect; perfectly balanced and dangerously sessionable.
rherperss (11) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in the glass, small fast fading beige head. Wood, alcohol, malt in a nice composition on the nose. A lot of toasted malt with a pleasant sweetness at the start. Little bit alcoholic, hints of licorice. Long lasting malty mouthfeel
SkillsFactory (524) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color rubino scuro con riflessi rubino e caramello, schiuma beige di persistenza medio-bassa.
Aroma di nocciole, pane nero, prugna, caramello ed erbaceo.
Al palato attacca dolce di caramello e prugna, successivamente nocciola e pane tostato, coda amaricante tostata ed erbacea mista a caramellato molto persistente, lievemente acidula.
Corpo medio-pieno, mediamente carbonata.
tightslice (900) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Willow’s Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, mild soy sauce. Taste is tangy, thick roasted malts. Some boozy, herbal liqueur quality in there too.
blackisle (1983) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2016 Bottle 50cl. Clear brilliant amber brown, large frothy beige head, good retention and lacing; aroma is roasted malts, dried dark fruits, brown sugar, licorice; taste is light heavy sweet and medium bitter, malty, roasty, toffee, with average duration, aftertaste is sweetbitter, toasted caramel, spicy notes, chocolate tones; medium body, creamy to sticky texture, soft carbonation; excellent Doppelbock.
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color with white foam layer. The smell is dark and heavy. The taste is foamy carbonated and has a heavy licorice round balanced taste. The aftertaste is very smooth.