Beerhunter111 (7179) - 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 (4439) - 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 (939) - 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 (287) - 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 (934) - 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 (2969) - 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.
BenH (2259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of brownie, toff3e and nuts. Taste is quite rich, toffee and nuts, touch of chocolate. Full bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Decent
Douberd (2223) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml, thanks to Mctapps! Into a snifter, ABV 6.9%
Deep mahogany brown colour on the body, with almost two fingers of beige head on top, thick, with good retention. Light lacing around the glass.
Aroma of chocolate, toasted malts.
Taste is sweet with chocolate, malts, faint metallic notes that don’t become annoying, light vanilla. Mildly bitter on the aftertaste.
Medium thick body, carbonation on good levels.
Great bock, it’s beers like this one that make me prefer the german bocks over the dutch ones.
ytrewqaz (31) - POLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark copper colour with tan, disappearing head. Aroma of both dried and black fruits, toasted bread, chocolate and caramel. Sticky texture, full bodied. Sweet, light bitterness, medium carbonation. Probably the best bock I’ve tried so far.
mgajdaczewa (488) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Doppelbock, który wyjątkowo mi leżał. W aromacie więcej suszonych owoców niż karmelu, co było wielkim plusem. W smaku bardziej wytrawne niż większość doppelbocków, choć nuty karmelowe wyraźne, ponadto sporo nut winnych. Dobrze ułożone i zaskakująco pijalne. Po czasie wychodzi lekki alkohol, mogłoby być lepiej pod tym względem. Niemniej jedna smaczne piwo.