Sledutah (8081) - Utah, USA - FEB 19, 2018 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a slightly beige head. The head is rather thin, but a fair amount of lacing remains for the duration. Aroma is of caramel malts and toffee, rather sweet and distinctive. Upon first taste I was immediately hit by a strong alcohol flavor akin to bourbon, as well as a buttery toffee taste. As it settled down, the maltiness in the aroma reasserted itself. But here’s where it gets interesting: As the beer continued to warm, I also detected a hint of wood smoke and salt in the flavor--just a touch. This is a doppelbock to be sure, but for me, there was just a hint of a rauchbier profile. In the end, I have to say that the taste really was sweet and salty. Mouthfeel was watery, but the carbonation was stronger and sharper than usual for this style. In sum: A beer that holds it’s own with the best German variants of the style. Definitely worthy a try.
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe tommann (4083) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2018
Pours clear dark amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma of caramel and fruity. Flavor is malty, caramel and dark fruit
Crisp and clean
355ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a small head. Aroma is malty, toffee, caramel and molasses. Taste has toffee to start and molasses on the finish. Sticky. BrianWurt (1) - Nope, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2018 does not count
lovely brew. You really must taste this beer to enjoy it. Complex notes of sweetness mix with the malty finish. Not overly hoppy, just right for me. Niko100 (3014) - Chicago, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Dark cider/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel/molasses, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, fruit, and some spice; Warm smooth finish; Nicely balanced; Pretty easy drinking - good. oobawa (1926) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Big malty beast, full of caramel and toffee with underlying dark fruit notes of fig and candied date, mild red delicious esters popping up towards the back end to balance out the slightest bit of floral hop bitterness. Pretty good as far as American doppelbocks go, yet on the sweet side, lacking the German minerality that offsets the sugars of traditional brews. Caramel-slathered toast for the aroma, but the pour's a bit lifeless, coming out a reddish brown with a brief off-white head and no lace. Feel comes across a tad slack and watery, yet the alcohol's well-hidden, at least. Decent.
Lowenbrau (4856) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2017
12fl oz bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 27-08-2017.Bacchus66 (1090) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2017
BBD: not seen.
Pours hazy dark copper. Malty, licorice, caramel, raisins, dried fruits nose. Malt forward. Sweet, alcohol well integrated, stil noticeable, robust. Ok.
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber brown with reddish highlights. Small off shits head that quickly disappears to nothing. Aromas of sweet malt, dried fruit, nuts. Flavors of malt, raisins, figs. Very smooth, malty, syrupy finish, with alcohol notes at the end. kajser27 (2136) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 30, 2017
Clear, deep red colored, medium beige creamy head, lasting. Aroma is of malt, caramel, toffee, molasses, dried fruit, quite sweet, wiff of alcohol. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, caramel, toffee, molasses, dried fruits, light nuts, some herbal hops, medium bitterness, bittersweet finish, some alcohol with some warmth. Full- bodied, soft carbonation, creamy.
(bottle, ) HourGlass13 (1110) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Pours up a reddish brown with a quickly disappearing off white head. Aroma is caramel, a bit of rusty metal and raisin. Taste is dark dried fruit, raisins, bit of caramel and nuts. Slightly dry and bitter finish. Thick and chewy. Boozy for sure, really creeps up on you. Nisse666 (8217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle from Mikkeller web shop cons 2017-05-23 Göteborg , gusher
AR: burnt caramel, red fruity, sugar cake
AP: dark ruby, deminishing to no head
F: rich carbonation, caramel, diver cake, white sugar