DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled Wow! I couldn't believe I'd found one of the great beers of the world, but there it is, and without an "-ator" name on it! A very complex and captivating beastie. Looks almost like a stout, though I can see the brownish head from the underside. Big aroma of molasses, malt, and... blueberries, it seems, or maybe canteloupe. Taste has an up front bitterness that calls a stout to mind again, but then is replaced by roasted malt sweetness, lager yeast, woodiness and another fruit overtone. Finally, there's a smooth alcohol finish like a scotch and soda. Just incredibly pleasing all the way through.
Foffern (1248) - Bodř, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a very deep, reddish brown colour with a medium, creamy, beige head. Sweet aroma of raisins, leather, wood, maple syrup, chocolate and roasted malt in the background. The flavour is also sweet with more, chocolate, brown sugar, nuts, cocoa and wood. Has a rich and soft mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A wonderful, balanced and sweet bock.
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle (Seattle); very nice doppelbock though still prefer the ayinger. Very thick; cocoa and berries .. good beer if you can find it
c_lee_burton (81) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Pours Dark amber brown with a thicker tan head with foamy lacing. Smells of sweet caramel. Well balanced taste. You get some malty caramel, sweetness, dark chocolate, and hop bitterness. Creamy and some bubbles across the palate. Excellent fall beer that’s not as sweet as German Marzens. Will be having many of these this fall. Very reasonably priced.
adster (400) - HUNGARY - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Krémes, vaníliás-aszalt gyümölcsös, gazdag illatokkal bír, sötétbarna színe fény felé tartva vöröses reflexeket csillant meg. Intenzíven malátás, karamelles, telt és zamatos íze van, melyben egy gyümölcsös vonal is megjelenik. Lekerekített ízjegyek, harmonikus jellemvonások, hamisítatlan bak karakter, mely a stílusok határvonalait némiképp összemosva rejti magában összetett jellegét.
monk191 (936) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very very malty. Pours a deep brown-black with a tan head. Smells of roasted nuts, molasses and post-boiled malts. Taste is very malty, with some nuttiness, and an almost too sweet finish. Had in the bottle.
djoeye (1535) - Tromsř, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beige foamy head. Dark red brown about clear body. Lacing lacings.
Aroma; chocolate, sweet mocca coffee, crystal brown sugar, floral spices, yeast, apple, pear.
Taste; dark sweet caramel, flourish dusty hops, cocoa, megnut, mocca coffee.
On palate nice.
Finishes still sweet in the dark brown caramel way, with some hops mixed into.
Overall decent brew, and a nice supper sipper.
[33cl brown btl 6.9%abv BB17.07.14]
Schnabelhund (69) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Asam Bock pours clear dark reddish amber and sports a tan head of medium lifetime. The nose is pretty reserved for a doppelbock, with scents of dark dried fruits, dark bread, and a hint of sassafras root. The flavor is pretty straightforward and slightly less nuanced than other doppelbocks playing in the same league, being primarily malty-roasty and darkly fruity from the front to mid-palate and ending in a semi-sweet roasty bread crust finish. The texture is thick and creamy and the carbonation is pretty soft. Nice one.
nearbeer (3750) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. Pours a deep, clear mahogany color with a lasting film of cream. Aroma is dates, chocolate, a hint of dark grape and some spicy dry grass. Taste is the same great mix. Medium body has a great balance, and is soft and smooth with a low carbonation.
nealblind (841) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear rich red brown pour slight tan head. aroma of soy slight prunes big malt syrup. Dark caramel salty sweet molasses some wheat some yeast. boozy. Creamy.
BLADT (627) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Black pour with off white head. Consistent lacing all the way down. Damp and sweet smelling. Lots of malt notes offset with light ash and smoke. Dull chocolate and candied fruits. Taste is cut from the same cloth. Generally sweet (but never cloying): candied fruits again, molasses and mild roastedness. Medium bodied. Chocolaty finish. Very good. Never overreaches.