Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A sweet dobblebock with a smoky twist. Good sweet dessert beer.
How: Tap at Henrik Øl, Bergen Norway
The look: Burgundy-black body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is rich fruity dark matltiness, earthy notes and even a light smoke sensation. Taste is a dense raisin bread, earthy roasted cereals, a bit of meaty smoke (smoked bacon), sweet dark fruits, light chocolaty notes, mild spiciness sensation. Very full body, well carbonated. This is a very sweet beer but one that I found quite easy to drink, a rich but very drinkable dessert beer. Norway has some good beer and good people, so I don’t want to offend the proud Norwegian people but in my opinion your country is full of weird ø’s.
daje (4334) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Amundsen, fall 2011. Dark brown, almost black, tiny head. Aroma of caramel, roast and a bit fruit. Sweet taste, spices, dry druit, candy, some alcohol. Warm finish with malt and good bitterness.
mansquito (6248) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Henrik, Bergen tap: Pours a dark brown with a quickly descending head. Aroma is wicked malty, somewhat roasted, and slightly hoppy. Taste is moderately sweet, but also quite complex. Nice malty finish. Pretty mellow for a doppelbock. Alcohol is well-covered. This was good, but not the greatest doppelbock ever.
tmrmwel (2057) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours dark with a streak of red, and a relatively small creamy head. Aroma is quite strange and agricultural with a grainy granary and horsey barn-like notes as well as some coffee and dark chocolate. Somewhat like enjoying a nice mocha in a farm yard – not bad, just a bit weird. Body is full creamy, and with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with chocolate, coffee and a syrupy burned sugar leaving a burned bitterness for the finish.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black pour with thin tan head. Nose is sweet and rich. Full bodied, thick and oily. Sweet dark fruits, raisins, spices, dry chocolate notes, hint of booze. Bittersweet finish. It was a little heavy and sweet and at the time i didn’t like it much but its definitely a formidable dopplebock.
* need to try this again my notes are a little spotty.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap in Barcelona. Beautiful almost black colored beer, 2-inch head in a pint glass. Delicious odor, it matches the taste perfectly. Dark fruity taste, perfect balance and tenacity. Laces nicely. Palate is fullbodied but not overly alcoholic. Just wonderful.
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Guest Tap at Dukes Corner, Dundee, Scotland (02/06/12). Aroma is spicey with a chocolatey hint, very thick and slick oil like body with a dark black, colour and thin brown head. Interesting and deep taste; chocolatey coffee taste, oily thick intensive flavour. Quite a pleasure to sample this on tap, it’s a top Norweigan beer!
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at The Red Squirrel. Pours a brown colour with a thin light tan head. A lovely aroma of marzipan, chocolate, caramel, liquorice and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced. This is superb!
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hunters, Pori. Deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is fruity, sweet malty with some spicy and raisiny notes. Flavour is similar in a very nice balance.
Mortlach (2328) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25/05/2012 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Bevuta al Nøgne Ø Special Beer Festival. Bruna, densa, quasi impenetrabile, schiuma bianco-senape, molto persistente. Al naso malto, caramello, frutta secca, leggermente sporca forse. In bocca è ben bilanciata, dolce ma non troppo, non stucchevole, mi è piaciuta parecchio. Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione corretta. Non male davvero.