Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Dark mahogany and a rather excessive and frothy head. Sweet and malty aroma with just a hint of nuttiness. The flavor is forcefully malty with some notes of sweetness... candy or caramel like. The finish is cloying and almost salty, but this is a good beer. henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Deep red brown body with a small beige head; Very small caramel malty nose; Not soft enough body, big carbonation, a little sweet and bitter, very little character; Medium long malty bitter (not sweet enough) finish. JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2007
A really good beer, very malty aroma and flavor. Not very bitter. Kind of creamy mouthfeel. Tastes almost like a mild chocolatey dessert. A must have for fans of German bocks. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2007
A slightly hazed medium brown pour. A smell almost like sweet hay that has been barn dried. Pours the malt at first that goes to an almost light sour aroma. An almost thick sweetness that reminds me a bit of dates or raisins. A very smooth even palate and mouthfeel. A tad on the frothy side but overall very good. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Pours a deep amber color with a slight off white head. Aroma is sweet malts and molasses. Flavor is sweet and roasted malts.
IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Bottle; Nose of malty grain with a little molasses and and faint hop note; Clear brown with a medium beige head; flavor of molasses, caramel, brown sugar, and raisins. A super malty dopplebock! Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
(sample from irishboy)figs,raisins,brown sugar,and loads of molasses make up the aroma and flavor. iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2007 Very dark transparant red with a large fluffy head. Malty aroma of maple syrup, caramel, dark fruit, bubblegum and licorice. Strong & complex taste of maple syrup, some saltiness (soy sauce), spices, roastiness, and sweet caramel. Great complexity in the malt profile. Slight yeastiness showed up but the hops were far away in the background and barely noticable. Very long malty sweet & salt finish. Soft mouthfeel, velvety but not without carbonation. Quite different from the more traditional doppelbocks but very good. andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2007
500ml bottle. pours deep brown w/slight ruby tint. the head seems a bit watery, with little retention. aromas aren’t too potent, but a good mix of anisette, slight cinnamon (mirrored in taste), sugar, and mineral-esque. the roasted malts really peak mid-palate, and there are raisin and dried apricot undertones. the finish is ever so slightly similar to a sour ale. more herbs are apparent on the back palate. good beer, different, but one i’d probably buy (again) ekstedt (6755) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle 50 cl (thanks rickgordon). Clear dark reddish brown, beige head. Roasted malt aroma, along with dried fruits. Full bodied and smooth. Well balanced with an initial mild sweetness, and a dry and moderately bitter finish.