Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
The once strongest beer in the world is back ! Brewed only once a year on December 6. Samichlaus is aged for 10 months before bottling. This beer is perhaps the rarest in the world. Samichlaus may be aged for many years to come. Older vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish. Serve with hardy robust dishes and desserts, particulary with chocolates, or as an after dinner drink by itself. Brewed under the exclusive licence of Feldschlsschen-Hrlimann-Holding, Switzerland.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Big sugar, rum, and dark fruit aromas. Transparent deep amber brown with no head. Incredibly sweet. Big warming body with a long sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (3859) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2017
bottle from secret santa, thanks. pours brown/red with a limited white head. aoma of caramel, dark fruits, christmas herbs, raisins, pretty sweet. Taste is smooth, a huge amount of alcohol, raisin, way too much sugar, way too much alcohol, not that great. however if you like alcoholic christmas sugar bombs youll love it... i dont..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nutjes (720) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2017
33cl-fles gekregen van mijn collega David. Merci! U: Helder amber-koperkleurig met een dunne witte schuimkraag die snel inzakt. G: Gedroogd fruit, karamel en wat vanille. S: Zeer zoet. Karamel, gedroogd fruit, kiwi en alcoholwarmte. M: Medium body met een lichte carbonatie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Qnex (27) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - APR 5, 2017
I was pretty impressed about this one. I remember i choose this one randomly from my local supermarket Auchan and i didnt have big expectations, but as i tried first sip i changed my mind instantly. It was a rich cognac taste, wood traced, the high alcohol of 14% was well blend behind aroma. A little bit oily body with a medium carbonation. If i find it again i will definitely buy. Bottle 330ml

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kauge (1873) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. Bottled in 2015. BB 09.2021. Mahogany. No head. Superb thick malty aroma with molasses and faint spicy notes. Flavour malty sweet, just slightly boozy, somewhat dry delicate grains in finish. Fine modest carbonation, soft and full, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Some bitterness builds up after a while. The massive 14% is super well disguised. Absolutely awesome. One of the best beers Ive ever had. Wish we had such Bocks available in Estonia... Why didnt I get more bottles...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
90 (362) - BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2017
Ik geef een lage overall in vergelijking met de ander scores omdat dit een lekker bier is, maar voor mijn smaak veel te zoet. Ik heb het gedronken met het idee van dessert in het achterhoofd. Heel veel alcohol in het aroma. In de smaak rozijnen, koekjes, veel suiker, citroen beste. Mondgevoel is warm. In de afdronk een licht zuurtje.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acaro (114) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2017
Aroma: Caramel. Not subtle, very strong. Appearance: Nice dark red color with hazy liquid and minimal (non existent) head. Taste: Heavy sweetness, hidden light bitter notes. Palate: Full body with oily sticky texture and flat carbonation. Long strong astringent sweetness that stays in the memory forever. Overall: not my cup of tea. It is said to be the strongest beer in the world. I have tried. I understand it is a good beer, but not for me. If you like cognac this can be your beer. Good points: nice aroma, no alcohol flavour in any moment (but you feel how strong it is).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stupre (274) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
Bouteille achete chez Intercaves. Trs belle rondeur avec des armes de fruits mrs. Chaleur de lalcool qui vient parfaire la rondeur de lensemble.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Antzrhere (178) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Pours umber colour. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel. Taste is almost undrinkably sweet, syrupy caramel. Theres some interesting flavours going on but its just too sweet to drink anything more than a third, if that. Hard to get past the sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1229) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2017
2007 bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a very small head. Aromas of dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel, booze. Full bodied, syrupy and thick, a sipper for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (371) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle. From memory... Nice aroma. Medium brown color with little head. Taste is better than barleywine, very rich, and improves as it warms up. Med to full body. A classic thats always great!

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