DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WhatDaddy (82) - Volos, GREECE - NOV 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5lt bottle @ Valentin - Curious Bierkneipe, Volos Greece
Hints of caramel, roasty aroma. Body is medium with low carbonation, it lacks in intensity, flavor, balance. Alcohol hidden. You get some malty roasty sweetness but the palate is not there. I’ll re-rate this if this bottle was just not perfect.
Grumpelmies (43) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mahogany with a beige head. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, candy and caramell. Taste is mostly malts, nuts, honey, dark fruits and caramell again. Hops and Bitterness make their appearance in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Balanced and overall well made Doppelbock but for my taste there are better and more complex types out there.
liquidbread86 (172) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. At opening, there’s a nice aroma of dates that hints at the flavor. Taste if of dares with chocolate malt. Exceptionally smooth.
ciocanelu (1605) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has lots of dried fruits, mostly figs, dates and raisins, toasted malts and some brown sugar. Taste starts with the dark malts shining the most, continues with some of the dried fruits and finishes with some alcohol warmth and a touch of roasty bitterness to balance out the sweet malts. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. This is a really good doppelbock. I’m not really a huge fan of the style but I can appreciate such a well made beer.
rayaron (1489) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l. Deep amber with beige head. Aroma of prune, dried fruits, raisin and carob. Sweet flavor with notes of prune and carob, quite salty, bitterish, some smokiness, chocolate and some roastiness. Smooth texture, medium-bodied.
zvsn (1725) - ISRAEL - AUG 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber brown with a nice stable head. Aroma and taste of caramel, prunes, raisins, toasted bread, honey, milk chocolate and alcoholic warmth. Rather full bodied. Decent.
daigoon (164) - - JUL 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with maybe a hint of red. Taste is malty and sweet.
Bitek (522) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2016 Słodowe, karmelowe, z lekkimi nutami suszonych owoców. Słodkie, niezbyt treściwe jak na styl, alkohol lekko wyłazi. Spore wysycenie. .
Cthulhu (978) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle while waiting for Portugal -Austria. Medium off-white head. Medium lasting retention.Average lacing. Aroma is a bit fortified wine , nuts, malts.Balanced.Medium bitter and sweet. Long bitter finish.Light carbo. Medium body
MelvinKalksma (1109) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, dried fruit, bread and nuts.
Turbid/opaque ruby/brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and dried fruit; ends slightly dry with bread and nuts.
This beer is rather intense and balanced. The flavour could have had more depth and could have been more complex. The aroma lacks in all areas though, missing any intensity to make it interesting.