rferrey (126) - Huelva, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2017
Cerveza ambar opaca, predominio de mlatas tostadas muy ricas, cuerpo medio y alcohol muy bien integrado, merece la pena GoufCustom (1979) - HONG KONG - MAR 4, 2017
Mister_Li (1337) - GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
500ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Looks: Clear copper amber colour; Explosive four finger head with crumpety orange light-beige foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy small carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and lively dark malt, with moderate roastyness, strong mustiness, strong dark fruits, red fruits, chocolates, strong caramel, toffee, light burnt toast, floral, brown sugar, dark bread, light lemon and light grass.
Taste: Mid to strong sweet rich dark malt, with caramel, toffee, light red fruits, light dark chocolates, light floral, sugar, spices, strong dark bread, lemon, medium bitter hops and grass. Wow!
Body: Full body. Very slick and creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Wholesome, Schwarzbier-like dark maltyness in a thick background, very silky and smooth. All the caramel, toffee, dark chocolate and red fruits are there but they take the back seat as the pure maltyness shines! Wow! Light floral and spicy. Sneaky strong sweetness. Booze is totally hidden, lots of dark breadyness with lemon to round. Incredibly nice!
Hoppiness: Floral, light lemon and light grass in nose. Spices, light floral, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is slightly herbal for a lasting, mid-to-light astringent grassy full malty finish.
After Taste: Dry. Sweet, rich malty and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one has a strong Dunkel aroma with sweet malt and mustiness, but I am totally surprised by its full, silky dark malty taste which keeps me yearning for more. Feels like a very pumped-up Schwarzbier with all its restrained chocolate malty characters being liberated. What an experience. Great stuff!
Klares dunkelrot mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, süß, Karamell, etwas nussig, leicht fruchtig, etwas Pflaumen und Rosinen, sehr süffig. Milter (905) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2017 Wow, Virkelig en god mřrk doppelbock. Sćrdeles fin smag, med en snert af karamel. popiela (860) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Butelka 0,5l. Aromat przyjemny, chlebowy, dużo owoców, śliwka, wiśnia, te klimaty. W smaku chlebowe, karmelowe, dość słodkie.
Mindwarp (276) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Pours a dark red with a off white head that dissipates quickly. Has the aroma of bread, and a bit of cherry. It started with an overwhelming sweetness but as it warmed it became malty. There is a lingering after taste that is annoying to me. Over all I like the beer except for the aftertaste taste and it’s not as "chewy" as I thought it would be. GreenCat (105) - SLOVENIA - FEB 5, 2017
0,5 l bottle. Pours dark ruby red with a finger of rocky tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is huge malt, caramel, toffee, chocolate, dried fruit, resin. Taste is medium sweet, not overwhelming though, light bitterness. Body is medium to full, but it does not feel heavy, texture is smooth, carbonation is average. Finish is long, quite sweet, caramel and resin with some light bitterness. Overall very balanced doppelbock, very smooth, rich and easily drinkable. AaronTDubs (500) - - JAN 30, 2017
Ruby-brown color. Great malty aromas of baked dark rye bread, red berries, a little bit of roast. Nice rich flavor. Super malty. Some chocolate, roast, a bit of herbal hoppiness. I expected it to be sweeter, but it is actually very balanced and complex. Medium plus body, but easy to drink. Medium carbonation. Lovely beer. john44 (3071) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Draft Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival, London in Feb 2010 - Ruby Red colour. Very Malty; toasty/roasty malts, lots of caramel and toffee, chocolate, hint of coffee, nuts?. Very Fruity; dark fruits, plums, dates, some spice. Sweet malty fruity throughout leading to a dry slightly bitter finish. Nice beer! (2010-02)
crajun (1227) - , Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2017
and that is why I love this style. great solid brew. malty, got some chocolate in taste, some dark fruits and much malt - nice hefty palate. could drink this often...
draft at the grail. want to try a bottle next