mabjork (691) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark brown in colour, almost black. Minor beige head. The aroma contains burnt malt with hints of smoke. The flavour is sweet and ou can taste malt and smoke. A smoky and alty after taste.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red-brown with creamy beige head. Malt, caramel, sirup, chocolate, ice-coffee, with all the candy flavors in there it still manages balance. Full bodied and deliscious. My kind of doppelbock.
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of malts, bread, caramel and alcohol.
Sweet flavour of malts, bread and caramel with metallic notes.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,5l. Dark red. A tanned head lasting a few minutes. Malty and fruity. The aftertaste is varied leaving a dry, roasted impression. A nice winter warmer.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark red brown almost black pour. Thick bubly tan head. Malt and fruit in the nose. Very malty, slightly bitter on the tongue. Warm feeling in the back of the throat. Some chocolate in the taste as well. Very low carbonation. Caught some smoky taste right at the end.
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Clear, dark brown with reddish notes. Nice tan head. Mild aromas of coffee, chokolate, dried fruits, licorice and roastiness. Maybe some beef stock too. Wonderful sweet malty flavor with the aroma-elements, alcohol and hops. Full, sweet body with a pleasant fizzyness. Long sweet, lightly hoppy finish. Surely a warming beer, but the aromas could be a bit more pronounced. Pity it costs 5.5€ here in Norway, but I was lucky and got it in a trade with MiP. (060130)
Skinnyviking (8685) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown short head. Beautiful dark red obdy. Spicy malt raisin aroma. Roasted coffe flavor nicely rounded with hops bitterness.
mjg74 (3015) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a super deep ruby color. Aroma is sweet. Like chocolate and raspberries. Some roasted coffee as well. Flavor is rich with chocolate and roasted coffee. Some sweet berries and a lingering burnt malty finish. Great brew. I would love to have a case of this stuff.
Strykzone (6718) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is such a good beer! Dark brown with some red tones to it, a bit like cola. Delightful aroma with lots of sweet malts. Some raisen is evident and maybe a hint of cherries deep down. Flavor is also of malt and is rich and delicious. Sorry I only bought a single pint. It was thoroughly enjoyed.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a lot for breaking this one out, csbosox. I believe he got this via Yogi_Beera. The body was dark brown and amber with a khaki head. The aroma was honey with green grapes, pears and caramel. The taste was smooth and leathery with some dry oatmeal and some almonds. I imagine this is even better when fresh.