Erzengel (9893) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2017
Out of the bottle, 2016er version @ Craft Mainz 2017. Deep
malty dark beginning. Caramel, rich and thick, fried fruit, raisins, moderate grainy bitterness. Nice. Idiosynkrasie (8318) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2017
750ml bottle [2009 vintage, bottle #372/879]. Clear, mahogany colour with ruby glimmer and average, frothy, rapidly diminishing, minimally lacing, beige to tan head. Slightly vinous, dark malty aroma, notes of malt lozenge, black cherries, hints of blue grapes, a very mild touch of marmite. Taste is dry, minimally woody, dark malty, notes of malt lozenge, a mild touch of marmite, hints of black cherry, plum, chocolately and minimally nutty undertones, some residual sweetness; oily texture, minimally sticky palate, minimally prickling carbonation supports the fruity aspects. Probably the oldest Doppelbock I had so far. Obviously cellaring did no harm, no abatement in quality detectable (not a matter of course considering the relatively low abv). berkshirejohn (6812) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
33cl bottle of Jahrgangsbock 2016, bought in Miltenberg, stated ABV 7.5%, A deep brown colour with a thick cream head; aroma of unrefined sugar; smooth malty body with carmael and demerara sugar; some wood and warmth, but then a rather thin finish. hauxe (1063) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2017
Pours brownish from the bottle. The thick frothy head soon fades completely. Aroma is caramel, oak, fresh bandage. Taste is sweet, malty, full of oak, caramel, and finishes with an alcoholic warmth. Body is medium, carbonation is mild. It’s not bad, but there’s just not a lot to it. Missing any sort of complexity to hold the attention. WillemsUrenkel (2115) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2017
0,33 l bottle from the brewery. 2016 version. Labeled with 7.5% abv. Murky dark orange with a huge pale beige head in the glass. Some malty fruitieness on the nose. Taste starts surprisingly smooth. Mid malty, low fruity, little bit alcoholic in the background but also warming. Some wood and hop. Sweetness in the second row. More carbonation than expected. Complex stuff.
Maracuja05 (2130) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2017
25-12-16 // as Faust Jahrgangsbock 2013. Bottle shared at home. Red brown beer with small white head. Sweet malty, caramel, toffee, plums. biir (1711) - Berlin, - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle from the Brewery as Jahrgangsbock 2014 - clear mahagoni color with white head. Taste is malts, dough, hay, toffee, some floral hops. Lightly sweet. Quaffable. Okay. MBlessing (1655) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 18, 2016
Dunkles braun nahezu kein schaum, Geruch malzig süß, Geschmack getreidig süß malzig; nicht mein fall DrNosha (2888) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - APR 10, 2016
Aus der Flasche. Dunkler Bernstein. Kein Schaum. Kräftiger Roggen und Brotduft. Sehr süss. Lakritze im Abgang. McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 11, 2016
Clear mahagony colour offering a light creamy fine poring beige head. Aromas of caramelised dark fruits and berries, dates, dried apricot, herbs, toasted malts and light notes of almond/marzipan develop. Fine fizzy carbonation, light slick, full bodied. Herbal, malt chocolate caramel sweetness with notes of hay and herbal subtle bittereness. Lasting finish offering a harmonic concotion of malt complexity.