ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 Bottle by 05.10.12. Nose malt and suppressed hops, with a great earthy roast and sticky fruit. Pretty amber body with a fizzy tan head. Taste is sticky and lightly sweet, heavily malt-forward, rich and complex. Great fruit presence, cherry and peach, red berries, toffee, light sherry, very low grape (which is a principle Bock descriptor for me). Full, fat body is a little flatter than most lagers, but the malt layers are deep and smooth. Caramel late, smooth and very jammy, with very very well-integrated alcohol. Probably a little too much diacetly, but that’s never bothered me, and associations benefit the mouthfeel. I’d love the recipe/process for homebrewing, and methinks it’s a little underrated here. [3.8][Jan 09, 2012]Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2011
Another bottle seven-plus months later and I’m very happy with my earlier rating. A little more bread crusts, and definitely more grape. Worth seeking out! [4.0]
Bottled 50cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. It pours a clear amber beer with a tall, nicely remaining creamy light biege head. Strong, impressive inviting nose which is reminiscent of boletus, raisins, icelandic moss, fudge and demerara. Full bodied. Very sweet. Slightly warming on the swallow. Good bitterness. Lovely luscious malt profile. Caramel throughout. Licorice in the finish which is dryish, woody. Deeply pleasant. laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2011
50 cl bottle, BBE 05.10.2012olio (10552) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Stale aroma has mashed peas. Flavour is really bready with lots of malt. Also some peas and glue. A bit weird and not your typical DP.
50 cl bottle. Thanks Timo A.kappldav123 (6133) - GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
Pours clear rosehip red colour with minimal head. Aroma of sweetish caramel malts, grain, grass, nettle and some herbs. Flavour of very stuffy and rich bready malts, caramel, flour, mild toffee and earth notes. Very rich in flavour, simply put, liquid bread.
Bottle looks really, really good. Beer in the glass brownish, no head, quite oily. Starts very complex and spicy, sweet, oily. Much too unbalanced. Modest dry, not very drinkable. No, I dont like this beer.
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
The color is dark red amber and the head is creamy, white and lasting. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, nuts, cocoa, fruit and caramel – it’s slightly vinous. The sweet flavour has the same notes as the aroma, and it’s well-balanced and nice, and the finish is slightly dry. Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
Süßer, aber auch herb angehauchter Malzantrunk. Später setzt eine trockene Hopfennote ein, verschwindet aber schnell wieder im Hintergrund. Im weiteren Verlauf wird das Bier wässriger, was die Süße weitesteghend übertönt. Erst im Abgang fängt sich das Bier wieder und gleitet sanft karamellig aus.
Test vom 28.6.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,10,11,11,11,11 - 10,65 jfb (6665) - GERMANY - JUN 23, 2010
(bottle) pours a clear ruby-orange colour with a frothy dark beige head. aroma of dark fruits and peaches, with some prominent bready notes, herbs and roasted malts, a tad musty though. flavour is the same, with lots of grainy toasted malts and a touch of alcohol, rather abrasive. strong-bodied with average carbonation. Quack-Duck (9533) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2009
bottle, mit Dank nach Bochum! Dark amber-brown colour, small head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, herbal malty flavours dominate with hints of raisins and prunes. Lingering finish with a warming touch of alcohol. ha1ag (950) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2009
Bottled, tnx to DH8VV! dark red amber color, with fluffy quickly diminishing tan head, some irregular lacing, roasted malt nose. Aroma is sweet, caramel and well overroasted malts. Flavour is malts with some sweet caramel. Bodywarming alcohol in finish. Very nice !!!