Idiosynkrasie (8200) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2018 kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown robe topped by a light brown head. Aromas of herbal hops, chocolate, roasted malt, and plums. Fruity and malty flavors are well balance with a touch of hazelnut. Hard alcohol % subtly hidden through an oily body. Spices ( pepper, cinnamon ) hit taste buds at end. A great doppelbock.
750ml bottle. Clear, dark brown-ish, ruby colour with small to average, thick, creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, beige to tan head. Sweet-ish, toasty, malty aroma, notes of toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, candied dark fruit. Taste is sweet malty, minimally toasty, notes of milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, candied fruit; smooth, soft and slightly sticky palate. Very sweet, but very tasty as well. lotsalaughs (176) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2018
caramel, chocolate, roasty, citrus, earthy, alcohol, woody, brown, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, flat, bitter
Bottle from 05/13 opened on 31/12/17 (happy New Year!)
Dark viscous pour with very little carbonation. Dark bread and cocoa aromas with candied fruit along with some woodiness. Taste is mildly bitter sweet, with sweetness lingering. Aged beer has some sourness now, and oxidation that mellowed out the alcohol character. Mouthfeel is full and finish is mildly bitter. Nice warming feeling from the alcohol. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 750ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga) (7+:4:7-:4:14=3.6)Marduk (8622) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2017
Lovely rich sweet almost tarry roasty aroma. Reddy brown, tight tan head. Lovely full palate, smooth. Big malty body, rich and bocky, almost like a balkan baltic porter. A bit sweet and sticky, but only to a doublebock predictability. Biting bitter finish. No Salvator, it's rougher with the bittering hops, but still good.
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Dark clear copper color. Medium size, yellowish head, stays. Raisins, caramel, sweetish, woody, cherry stones in aroma. Sweet, caramel, raisins, plums, cherry stones, chocolate in taste. Cherry stones, caramel, sweet in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Pleasant in mouth. Very solid brew. martjoobolut (5337) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle (thanks fatphil). Pours reddish brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, syrupy, grains. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, malt, some hops, syrup, grains. Finish is sweet and dry. Covers alcohol well. Overall: very good.
Grzesiek79 (4481) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Bottled in 2016. To jak oceniam ten "plynny chleb" dobirze, bardzo dobrze, sadzilem ze to bedzie znow jest to zawyzona ocena piwa zza oceanu i ze Bavarskiej tradycji nie dorowna. Mylilem sie jest to jeden z nielicznych wyjatkow ze w kraju malo piwnym i o praktycznie zadnej tradycji w tworzeniu kozlakow tu sie udalo. Jest niemal identycznie smakowo jak w najlepszych podwojnych kozlakach. Aromatyczne glownie owoce suszone, figi, rodzynki. Barwa Czerwono rubinowa przezroczyste, ale metnosc piaszczysta na samym dnie byla. Piana chyba jedyny minus bardzo malenka, praktycznie nie bylo jej. Smakowo rozgrzewajace rumowe wrazenia, sok winogronowy, rodzynki, slodkosc daktyli. dwa zastosowane chmiele nie uchwytne, ale i tak smaczne piwo weihenweizen (4206) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped poured into a glass. Clear copper with small beige head. Aroma is caramel, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is pretty rich caramel and bread. tnkw01 (1854) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Bottle. One of the best dopplebocks I've had outside of Germany. Hazy copper-brown in color with a light Tan, two finger head that drops to a small head that stays. Aroma is molasses and dried fruit. Taste is sweet upfront, roasted grains and molasses in the middle with a sweet finish. Really good. GregMooreNH (257) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2017 Pours a beautiful golden hue with a slight darkness that hints of a deep malt profile. Minimal head with light lacing. Aroma gives little glimpse of flavor with a whiff of caramel. Flavor starts slowly, with a light crisp fruity flavor and grows and warms across the palate. Then this beer unlocks as it warms in the mouth, adding rich plum sweetness with a touch of cloves. An outstanding beer. Rasmus40 (22130) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and a little roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Oily and soft. 170917