vanvenlo (1881) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2017 VastActiv (7032) - Oulu/Helsinki, - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours are toffee, chocolate, fruits and malts. Pleasant surprise.
Bottle(4-Apr-17) Sweet smoke malt aroma. Cloudy dark brown, poor head and suds lacing. Sweet rich choc roast smoke malt flavour. Bitter sweet spirit malt finish and herbal smoke aftertaste. Lunkie (1932) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2017
Caramel chocolate malt aroma. Murky brown brown poor head and lacing. Malt chocolate caramel flavour. Smooth palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone simontomlinson (365) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Light beige, thin head stayed well on a reddy mahogany still body.
Stewed fruits, raisin, sugar & grape aroma.
Thick oily body, smooth - feels just like Castrol GTX does when you get it on the hands!
Subtle to the front with malt & caramel but this quickly envelops the tongue with a rich dark fruit blast, cherry, plum, grape & vanilla and then a boozy, peppery aft.
This gives a real warming to the cheeks. Stuu666 (13367) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is caramel, toffee, biscuit, taste is sweet toffee, light smoke, bitter, caramel. Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Dark chestnut color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, raisins, prunes, malty, alcohol in aroma. Smoked, woody, raisins, alcohol in taste. Woody and bit smoky in aftertaste. Soft fizzy carbonation. Bit alcoholic. But drinkable brew.
martjoobolut (4314) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle, bb 2015 (thanks fatphil). Pours dark amber. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, malt. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: very good. nihtila (3634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Keg at Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Vintage 2013 - I was sure this is BBA but the bartender told me it is their own vintage they have aged for three years. Pours very dark brown, small dark brown head. Nose is sweet bourbon, dark roast, sweet malts, vanilla. Tastes sweet chocolate, big but gentle barrel oak, vanilla, nice balance although boozy warmth is also present. Excellent stuff. The_Osprey (7980) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle share at Floor 42 with thanks to Fergus. As ’Emelisse Imperial Doppelbock 2015’. Dark brown with an orange hue, opaque, still, foamy tan head. Aroma is treacle, some burnt toffee, cardboard. Body is smooth, a little frothy, soft carbonation. Taste is malt-led with dense dark breads, crusts, spicy and boozy. Full flavoured. Actually pretty good for style. Muggus69 (2491) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. 2015 vintage BB 12/18
Deep thick tawny body, small ring of tan foam sits atop.
Aroma is rich - dark brown caramel, toasted nuts, honey, cocoa, sultana & vinous dark fruits.
Big rich syrupy body, low carbonation, lusciously warming & inviting.
Steps up a gear on the body - loads of rich, sweet burnt caramel, toasted nuts, chocolate, port, touch of smoke on a warming, reasonably bitter finish.
Lovely great big winter warmer. mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42, 24/05/2016. 2015. An amber caramel brown coloured pour with a a lose light tan head. Aroma is smokey maple glazed ham, spicy, brown sugars, toasted grains. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, toasted, ham, maple syrup, smoked, brown sugars. Palate is medium sweet, sticky, moderate carbonation, rounded, .