BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium frothy tan head that stays for a short while and leaves creamy spotty lacing. Dark chocolate and cocoa, dark roasted caramel malt (cookie) and yeast (sweat, barn) aromas. Dark semi-sweet caramel and chocolate malt, nutty medium roasted malt flavor with a touch of hops. Medium bodied and creamy to fizzy, lightly dry palate.
pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Dark amber coloured with reddish tints, thin but long lasting beige head; complex aroma: molasses (or liquorice ?) and roasted malts, dried fruit, a bit vinous, too; slightly sweetish flavour, becoming dryer towards the bitter (chocolatey)-malty finish; creamy mouthfeel, quite full bodied :-), but avoids becoming really sweet. Well quaffable, but too much molasses...............
danfosha (51) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good size, lasting creamy light brown head, not a lot of lacing. Clear, dark brown color. Aroma is of molasses, roasted grain, mild hints of chocolate . Very light hops, moderately sweet, not much acid, well balanced. A short finish, kind of watery. Flavor dissipates rapidly - a beer to be swallowed, not savored. Medium full bodied, creamy texture, with fizzy carbonation. Goes well with a dark bread. Got this from the monastery.
frankenkitty (1990) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear but densely colored, caramel/red with a huge, spongy tan head with effervescence rising in streams. Insanely sweet-malted aroma was caramel, candy bar & chocolate with slight mustiness. Flavor was sweet and astringent, the alcohol being overdone. It was like sipping a thin whisky, whereas I would have preferred tasting the thick malts that I perceived in the aroma. Finish is earthen with an alcohol gut-burn. This beer starts well, ends disappointingly.
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KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Bottle. Aroma is mollasses. Flavor isn’t far behind. A beer worth revvisitting.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 50 cl) 6,5% ABV in my version. Light brown with a rich and frothy head that fades a bit too fast. Very full-bodied and malty with a sweet, lightly caramelish touch. Yet a dry bitterness in the finish making a balanced and harmonious Doppelbock. Good, solid stuff. 220801
BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a great beer. Very strong in flavor highly carbonated. Great head with a dark brown color. Nice and cloudy just as syle would dictate. Good strong bread aroma no esthers sweet with an awesome flavor.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear and dark, with reddish overtones that become more visible as the amount of beer in the glass diminishes, with a huge coffee colored head that fades and leaves lacing down the side of the glass. Great complexity, with sweet dark roast, coffee and chocolate, bitter hops, and a slightly sour undertown, with a chocolate and bitter finish. Kind of dry tannic mouthfeel and an alcohol warmth. Celebrator is a more striking doppelbock, but this is easier to drink.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours a clear, very dark brown with a ruby tint. A thick tan head tops this bock and nice lace is present down the glass. Aroma is intense malt with some prune notes. Flavor is balanced with complex malt, much like molasses. No hops in the aroma or flavor. Full-bodied, smooth and warming with low to moderate carbonation.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
09.01.01. Ruby with brown streaks and a thin, tan head. Sweet, malty aroma of varied nuts, caramel, brown sugar, some light chocolate, licorice and a touch of warm alcohol. The body is smooth and easy on the tongue, but not as thick or robust as I would have hoped. The flavors have melded well, almost too well, making this seem one-dimensional, as opposed to robust and complex. The sweentess and light roasted character almost completely cancel each other out. The finish is dry and warming. I wasn’t sure what the date on the label translates to (YMD? DMY? MDY?), but my guess is that this beer has been around for a while. I’d love to try a fresh example of this. Perhaps if I’d paid attention at the grocery store over the past couple of years, I might have been able to...