Olorin (45) - Graz, AUSTRIA - JUL 14, 2017 slapknot (8) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is clear gold, a sort of maple leaf turned early. Bottle hissed with minor carbonation and indeed bubbles are few but steady, leading only to a thin white halo around the top of the glass.
The smell is of alcohol, malt, and sweet iced tea with mint.
Mouth-feel is dense, like caramel syrup. But the carbonation regains life on the tongue, forcing any excessive sweetness away from the tongue and bringing forth a mellow bitterness. This is a complex taste that lingers and coats the back of the throat, warming yourself as it flows down. Internally this is a lively beverage that awakens the intestines, perhaps best suitable as a digestive following a heavy, fall meal. Me thinks it would serve well after dark meat, like lamb or veal. As the temperature drops the malty sweetness becomes more dominant; notice the sugar coat on the lips. Served in a Samichlaus tulip.
330 ml bottle. Clear pale amber colour, small head with hardly any durability, low lacing, soft carbonation. Nose is sweet malt, raisins, peaches. Flavour is heavily sweet, syrup-like, again interesting fruity notes of peaches, honey, strong alcoholic. Finally there is some bitterness in the medium long finish. Quite heavy, indeed a "Cognac of beers". Sharing a bottle for two is recommended! Grumbo (2953) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle from a now unrecalled source. Poured amber with an average sized off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, hop and yeast. Quite high sweetness, light bitterness. Medium to full bodied, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. nephirem (540) - CROATIA - JUN 26, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear golden pour, very thick looking. One finger creamy off-white head with pretty good retention. Intensively sweet nose. Heavily malty with lots of caramel.
Medium to full body, softly carbonated. Thick, oily texture. Taste pretty much follows the nose - very, very sweet. Cloying, even. Aroma is heavily malty. Caramel, candy, sugary syrup. Molasses. Alcohol. Lots of alcohol. Despite all the excess sweetness, alcohol is not hidden at all. Sure, the ABV is quite high, but still... Poorly balanced.
Overall, not much of a doppelbock. Feels more like an imperial pilsner, and not particularly good one at that. Sugary alcohol bomb rather then the beer. Some might like it, but this one just isn’t up my alley. Icedwarf (1657) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2017
Donkergeel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, zoet en warm met iets van cognac, rozijn en marsepein. In eerste instantie best goed maar gaat na enige tijd toch iets tegenstaan. ischas (723) - - MAY 28, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2017 0,33 l Flasche. Orangerotes Bier, flacher weißer Schaum. Riecht nach Marzipan, alkoholisch. Schmeckt leicht alkoholisch, malzig süß, Karamell, Weinbrand. Ungewöhnlich.
mikkellund42 (852) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2017 Bottle. Pours clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, grain and faint brewers yeast. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and light acidic. Body is watery with sparkling carbonation. Finish is light bitter with notes of malt, caramel, sesame seeds and bitter grapefruit. geolgau (251) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAY 2, 2017
Clear golden, almost no head. Aroma is a bit off for me: mold, cognac, alcohol, wet wood. Oily, medium body, light carbonation. Sweet and punchy/alcoholic. Taste is cognac mostly, with some caramel. Not really my cup of tea. gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep golden color. Strong bittersweet hop aroma. Excessively sweet malt flavor is somewhat cloying. Strong alcohol prescence. Small bubble carbonation. Thomas_W1 (841) - Rastatt, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2017
Flasche 0,33l: Kräftiges Gold, glasklar, deutlicher feinporiger Schaum; kräftige Süße in der Nase, kräftige Würze, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, Getreide, leichte Röstaromen; im Körper kräftige Süße, kräftige Würze, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch, cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, dezente sehr süßliche Bitterkeit; sehr angenehmer süß-würziger Nachgang llkc (2343) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2017
Duft frisk lime svag appelsin malt sødme smag frisk fyldig sødlig smag humle kick