Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Kulmbach, Germany


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RATINGS: 985   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This world-famous beer has the character and richness to stand in for fine sherry or port. Just the right degree of sweetness - never cloying; wonderfully aromatic and warming. EKU 28 is the one whenever something good and strong is needed.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, - DEC 22, 2007
Tasted 21/12/2007. 330ml bottle from Regionals. Brilliant, lambent dark rose-gold - tending amber - with a creamy white head. Bready, milled-grain malt character dominates the first nose. On closer inspection there is a rose-like perfumy character. That carries through into the mouth, where toffee and a strong alcohol character, with a slight burn, dominates. Sweet. A little alcohol spice. No noticeable hop character, as you’d expect, but it could do with some. Too strong and cloying for me too enjoy. The bready character from the nose, comes through as a cereal note on the palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (1432) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2016 Aus de Flasche in Heidelberg getrunken. Dunkles Amber mit wenig Schaum im Glas. Sehr malz-sprittig. Tripel-Bock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13872) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottled, 330ml aged 9.5yrs from the LeClerc Hypermarket, Vouziers, Ardennes, France. Clear amber with short beige head. There is a boozy, sherry nose to this on opening, there was still plenty of natural fizz to this but flattened out on pouring. Fruity, apricot notes, loads of alcohol and really very sweet. Warming on a cold frosty winters evening. It’s okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fules (1014) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2016
Kicsi, gyorsan elillanó hab, gyönyörű rézszín. Malátás, karamelles illat, némi gyümölcsös beütéssel. Édes karamelles, malátás ízvilág, gyümölcsös és konyakos aromákkal. Testes, közepesen szénsavas, enyhén kesernyés. Egy kicsit kevesebb alkoholosság és egészen jó sör lenne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle from Alcostock in Tallinn (€ 1.99). BB 02.05.2017. Pours clear, deep golden with a head that dissipates really fast. Aroma is pretty nice initially, strong caramel and malts, but gets a bit too boozy later on. Tastes less as attractive, cheapish, boozy, caramel most dominant, but it’s in a way quite attractive. Crisp carbonation, lightish medium body. Potential headache. Better than expected though. Film pairing: Jodorowsky’s ’Holy Mountain’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
z0live (6) - FRANCE - DEC 9, 2016 does not count
Couleur ambrée limpide, mousse peu présente. De beaux arômes de framboises et de fruits rouge au nez, mais une fois en bouche, un gout trčs (trop) sucré et alcoolisé (trop) avec un léger gout de café trop discret.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lbianchi66 (349) - FRANCE - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2017 Robe ambrée et limpide. La mousse ne tient pas. Arômes fumé un peu café et beaucoup d’alcool. Goűt hyper astringent, texture sirupeuse, que de l’alcool. Imbuvable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
martjoobolut (3681) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle (from Alcostock). Pours amber. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, some fruits, and a lot of booze. Flavor is sweet and bitter, sugar, booze, malt, caramel, booze, some fruits, grains, some cardboard. Finish is booze and sweet caramel with some bitterness. Overall: not good, not good at all. More hobo style ESL than proper doppelbock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
calern (34) - - SEP 14, 2016
Clear copper liquid with small white head. Alcohol and caramel aroma. Sweet and bitter. Sticky with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yy0pp (1398) - - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. Light copper color with small head. Aroma - Malty, fruity, alcohol. Taste - Sweet, malt, caramel, toffee, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1791) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle. Bronze body, head disappears to nothing quite fast. Aroma has sweet caramel, toffee and almonds. Full mouthfeel, a bit sticky but not syrupy like barley wines. Taste has almonds, caramel and big bready malts. Simple yet effective. Finish has alcohol heat and some sweetness but indeed, it never gets cloying. So for a 11% brew it’s rather well drinkable.

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