maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 29/09/12. A ruby coloured beer with an off-white ring of head. Sweet and bready malts throughout. Fossil fuels. More bitter and fruity than most doppelbocks. Late toastiness. Pretty tasty but a bit over fruity.
ContemplateBeer (2020) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle from Keg Liquors; My first Icelandic beer! Aroma: Moderate tootsie roll, lighter sugar smacks, a touch of maple. Appearance: Dark cola brown with very soft carbonation holding up a foamy tan head that dissipates entirely. Flavor: More bready than the nose would suggest - has the dark, somewhat spicy properties you’d expect for the style; maybe a bit on the sweet side otherwise with maple/sweet cereals; some light fruitiness thereafter, but is quickly met by a light dose of noble hops that are more drying than bitter. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Has some interesting traits, but also some deficiencies that hold it back from ascending to the more noteworthy examples in the style.
Patrickctenchi (6207) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark purplish-brown with a small, off-white head.
Dark bread crust, dark caramel scent.
Taste is dry, chocolate malt, caramel malt, dark bread
Slightly wooden/earthy bittering.
A touch of tobacco.
shrubber85 (10891) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Woody chocolate malt and dry hay aroma. Dark brown with small head. Moderately sweet coffee, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter wood/dry hay flavor. Nice body. Very nice.
rodbod (230) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours a clear red-brown, with a little lacing. Nose is barley sugar and yeast, a little bit Belgian. Taste is sweet, creamy, malty, barely bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft carbonatik, middling finish. Not bad.
Larry_Duffman (420) - - NOV 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours reddish amber with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is caramel, chocolate, and spice. The taste is caramel, earthiness, chocolate, and spice. It’s not overly sweet. There’s a decent amount of carbonation going on. This is pretty good.
Guruhso (445) - Grindsted, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at lumskebugten. Malty. Aroma of toasted, caramel and chocolate with notes of fruity and herbal hops. The flavour is heavy sweet and light bitter. The body is medium and the texture is oliy.
Grumbo (1674) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Pours chestnut brown with a ruby tint and a lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, toffee, chocolate and bread. Medium/heavy sweetness, light bitterness, just a touch of sour. Medium body, sticky texture. Finish is lasting sweetness and sticky chocolaty mouthfeel. Nice one, and best of the 5 Einstök beers I’ve tried so far.
ABUSEDGOAT (2634) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany colored, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is caramel, toast, bread, sugar, light chocolate. Medium bodied, dominated by sweet malts, not bad.
SinH4 (3435) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown color with beige head. Aroma is molasses, toffee, herbal bonbon. Taste is herbal bonbon, caramel and toffee. Full-bodied, but no too complex. Nice Doppelbock.
blackisle (2181) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. poured into a shaker. Clear deep amber, good two finger frothy beige head, mostly lasting, fair lacing; shy aroma, roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, light dark fruits; smooth taste, light heavy sweet and light bitter, malty, caramel, light spicy notes; malty sweetbitter aftertaste, roasted, spicy and woody notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; miss some depth but nevertheless nice.