ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy!! - Pours thin and dk with a medium beige head...aroma is very sweet fruit and some dk roasted grains, chocolate...flavour is almost unbearably sweet, caramelized sugar and cocoa, seemed a bit thin for the style, and the overly sweet malt covered up just about everything else... cheap (5863) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Oooo baby, ooh baby, oooo baby……Primator double bock @ 10.5% weew. From a big fat half liter bottle, must be the equivalent to our pint. How can one not buy a beer called primator, eh? Big sweet bready aroma, no hint of the heavy alky within but sometimes I smell choco or malt carob. First taste is great, then the alky immediately sets in with an almost syrupy sweet attack on the palate. Pour is dark and reminds me of a few dopple beers I’ve had from the old country. Mainly…picantus, vitus or aventis. .. Sweet big bang alky follow. The look of this beer is dark bock weizen tho there is nothing on the bottom of the bottle. Root beer dark and almost as sweet. BTW, my label looks nothing like this one, this is a gold label that says double bock right there in plain English., then there is this red banner with white lettered primator proudly typed on. . Yea, weizenbock. All the way for this brew. Sweet old aged high alky beir feeling my friends. Sweet finish that almost attacks your back of throat like many cheap American malt liquors such as jaguar, with its gag reflex and all. Let me see you chug of these obtrusive bottles. Sicky sweet finish. Somewhat strong boorish and brutally bearish at times.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
33cl bottle thanks to photomike. Very dark brown with a small beige head. Very malty aroma with lots of dried fruit going on. Raisin, fig, date... just a ton of that stuff. Very rich and pleasant. The flavor is very sweet with lots of dried fruit and toasty malt. Bitterness and hop flavor are pretty much non-existent. Fermentation character is clean and lager-ish. Full bodied with medium-low carbonation and a syrupy texture. A very sweet dessert drink, but pretty nice overall. Pure dried fruit and malt overload. I saw this many times over in europe and even got to see these guys at a beer festival in Prague, but it took me this long to try their doppelbock. This is a pretty good take on the upper end of the style, but it is just a little too sweet for my liking. inbirraveritas (1580) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 19, 2010
0.5 l bottle.
The label says it’s a porter.
Pours a dark brown/ruby colour with a small beige head on top, carbonation’s lively.
Sweet smell of roasted malt, coffee and alcohol.
The start is sharp, taste is sweet, flavour’s of coffee and vanilla.
Roasty and caramell aroma, the finish is coffee-bitter, dry and alcohol’s warming up.
The body’s full, texture is sticky, but not (porter-liked) oily. Not bad, but unfortunately the alcohol’s not hidden well and overall it’s impressing rather to a doublebock in deed... Sammy (12212) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
the Tops Tasting Room special Eastern European tasting. Dark with off-white head. Lots of chocolate malts. Above average mouthfeel.Unexpected high alcohol from a Czech beer, and pleasant drinking enough.
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 5, 2010
celebrating 5 years(and one day) on RB! bottle. deep, clear, purplish brown under a very large, loud, fizzy tan head. aroma of dark fruits(plum, raisin, cherry), nougat. i happen to like sweet beers and this one is definitely that. first sip resembles some kind of alcoholic raisin, sticky prune, liquid candy concoction. extremely sweet. medium bodied and chewy. the second sweetest beer i remember behind the old Kasteelbier Donker(melted brown sugar) underrated. gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2010
Nice tan head on top a cola coloured bock good carbonation aroma vanilla caramel mild chocolate flavour very sweet alcohol noticeable caramel vanilla sugar toffee chocolate dark fruit taste miold bitter finish malt taste sweet alcohol strong troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle. Poured deep ruby with thick ecru head. Much lacing. Fruity aroma, cherries, malt sweetness, caramel, toast. Flavour is unbalanced. Alcohol with plums and syrup. Oversweet. Finish begins thin, then turns to alcohol. This needs more hops to balance it. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle... Poured a mahogony/ruby tone with a thick, beige head. Aroma of rich, brown sugars, dark fruits, and a metallic quality. A thick, boozy brew. Lots of fruit esters and dark plum, raisin, and prune-like fruit flavors. Not a lot of hops going but vastly diacetyl. MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle (with a terrifying 10.5% ABV indicated on the label.) I’m a little worried about blindness or some other side effect from this as I pour. Pour is fair enough, though. A nice reddish brown body with a very dense foamy head of a finger and a half. Aromas are even pretty attractive. I pick up some light chocolate, a bit of fruit (apples and plum?), a little bit of a creamy smell and no alcohol. Flavor is another matter... it’s not bad, it’s just too much. Way unbalanced sweetness and fruitiness (which might even be really good if I were in the mood for it), an alcoholic warmth and a bit of an astringency.